For the 19th year in a row, the Virginia women’s lacrosse team has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers, who were 10-8 overall in the regular season, will be the No. 6 seed this year and host first and second round games.
UVa will have a first-round bye and will play Sunday against the winner of Friday's matchup between Penn State and Princeton. The 'Hoos defeated Penn State, 12-11, earlier this season in Charlottesville and fell 15-13 at Princeton.
The winner of Sunday’s game will advance to play the winner of the first and second round games being contested in Chapel Hill, N.C. in a quarterfinal match-up on May 17 at a location to be determined. Last season, the Cavaliers won a pair of games to advance to the quarterfinals before falling to eventual-national champion North Carolina.
“We are really excited that we earned a six-seed,” said Virginia head coach Julie Myers. “This is a testament to a lot of hard work throughout the course of the season. We rolled with the lumps when we got them this year, but we picked up momentum towards the end. We are excited to be at home, excited to have a bye on Friday night and are really looking forward to making this tournament last as long as possible.”