CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 15 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (3-0) is set to face off with No. 8 North Carolina (2-1) on Friday (Feb. 23) in their first ACC contest of the season. First draw at Klöckner Stadium is set for 5 p.m.

Friday’s game against North Carolina will be streamed on ACCNX which is available through the ESPN app and at for customers who have the ACC Network as part of their TV subscription. Links to both the broadcast and live stats are available at Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomensLax).


  • Virginia renews a long-standing rivalry with North Carolina as the teams meet for the 47th time in program history. The Cavaliers trail in the all-time series with a record of 13-33 against UNC.
  • The Cavaliers are ranked No. 15 in the latest IWLCA and USA Lacrosse Magazine polls.
  • The Cavaliers play a difficult schedule in 2024 as the slate features nine teams ranked or receiving votes in the latest IWLCA poll. UVA will face off with all of the top-three teams in the latest edition of the poll (Boston College, Notre Dame, JMU).


  • UVA head coach Sonia LaMonica was appointed in July 2023 and 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 3-0 start which has featured plenty of new Cavalier faces. Graduate transfer Katia Carnevale leads the Cavaliers in scoring with nine total goals including a four-goal performance on her UVA debut at Liberty.
  • Freshmen Madison Alaimo (4g, 6a) and Jenna Dinardo (3g, 2a) have been difference makers on the attack while Kate Demark and sophomore Olivia Bruno have stepped into important roles on the defensive end.

The Cavaliers will travel to US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md. on Sunday (Feb. 25) when Virginia takes on Cornell at 12 p.m.