CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 16 Virginia women’s lacrosse team is set to open its home slate for the 2024 season on Sunday (Feb. 11) when the Cavaliers take on Stanford at Klöckner Stadium
HOW TO WATCH
Sunday’s game against Stanford will be streamed on ACCNX which is available through the ESPN app and at WatchESPN.com for customers who have the ACC Network as part of their TV subscription. Links to both the broadcast and live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomensLax).
- Virginia faces off with Stanford for the fourth time in program history. UVA has won all four matchups to date.
- The Cavaliers open the season ranked No. 16 in the IWLCA Preseason Poll and No. 20 in the USA Lacrosse Magazine Poll.
- The Cavaliers will play a difficult schedule in 2024 including matchups with five of the top seven teams in the Preseason IWLCA Coaches’ Poll. In all, Virginia’s schedule features a total of nine teams that were ranked or receiving votes in the preseason IWLCA Coaches’ Poll
A NEW ERA IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
- Sunday’s game will mark the home opener for UVA and the first game at Klöckner Stadium for head coach Sonia LaMonica who was appointed in July of 2023 following the 28-year tenure of Julie Myers.
- LaMonica takes over UVA’s storied program after serving as the head women’s lacrosse coach at Towson for the last 14 seasons. At Towson, she amassed a 139-91 record.
- The LaMonica era began with a 14-6 victory over Liberty on Friday (Feb. 9) as the Cavaliers rolled to a comfortable victory on the back of impressive performances from a stable of newcomers including Katia Carnevale (4g), Madison Alaimo (1g, 3a), Addi Foster (1g, 1a) and Jenna Dinardo (1g, 1a). Sophomore goalkeeper, Mel Josephson recorded 12 saves in her UVA debut.
The Cavaliers will be back on the field at Klöckner Stadium on Saturday (Feb. 17) when the Cavaliers take on Princeton for a noon draw.