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Schylar Healy had a career-high 14 saves vs. Cal.Courtesy: Cathy Kushner/JMU Athletics Communications
Lacrosse Travels to Virginia Tech Wednesday, Hosts Fairfield Saturday
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:02/27/2013
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Head Coach:  Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, seventh JMU season, 69-39; 12th career season, 118-74

JMU This Season (2013):  1-0 overall, 0-0 Colonial Athletic Association

JMU Last Season (2012):  11-6 overall, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association (regular season second place; tournament runner-up)

This Week:
JMU at Virginia Tech
When:  Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m.
Where:  Thompson Field, Blacksburg, Va. | Directions
Multimedia:  Live Stats | Live Videostream (monthly subscription $9.95) | Twitter @VT_Lax

Fairfield at JMU
When: 
Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m.
Where:  University Park, Harrisonburg, Va. | University Park Fan Page (includes directions)
Admission:  Free
Parking:  Free
MultimediaLive Stats | Twitter @JMUSports

Scouting Virginia Tech:  
Record:  2-2; 1-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference
Results:  Wins at Davidson and Coastal Carolina; losses at Duke and High Point
Conference:  Atlantic Coast Conference (Boston College, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech).  Last year's champion was Maryland, and four schools (semifinalist Maryland, quarterfinals UNC and Duke, and Virginia) played in last year's NCAA Tournament.
Of Note:  After opening the season with four road games, Tech plays JMU in its first home game of the season.  Associate head coach Lindsay Lewis is a former assistant at JMU (2006-09).

JMU vs. Virginia Tech All-Time
JMU leads the series 10-0
Home:  6-0
Away:  3-0
Neutral:  1-0
Date, Result, Score, Site
4/18/01, W, 13-6, Home
3/21/04, W, 20-8, Home
3/17/05, W, 14-10, Home
3/8/06, W, 14-10, Hilton Head, S.C.
3/14/07, W, 23-15, Away
3/12/08, W, 12-8, Home
2/21/09, W, 14-9, Away
2/24/10, W, 16-3, Home
3/2/11, W, 11-9, Away
2/29/12, W, 10-7, Home


Scouting Fairfield:  
Record:  1-2 (hosts Holy Cross Feb. 27)
Results:  Win at Monmouth; losses at Hofstra and Rutgers
Conference:  Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (Canisius, Fairfield, Marist, Iona, Siena, Manhattan, Niagara)
Preseason Conference Coaches Poll:  Picked second behind Canisius

JMU vs. Fairfield All Time
JMU leads the series 3-0
Home: 1-0
Away: 2-0
Date, Result, Score, Site
3/9/10, W, 12-11, Away
3/5/11, W, 13-10, Away
3/4/12, W, 15-9, Away


JMU Opponents in the National Polls*
School, Game Date, Site, (JMU Result), Ranking*
Feb. 26/Feb. 25
Penn State
, March 6, away, 10/11
Loyola, March 16, away, 7/9
Virginia, March 20, home, 6/8
Maryland, March 23, away, 1/1
Towson, April 7, home, 16/16
Delaware, April 5, home, nr/votes
Hofstra, April 12, away, nr/votes
Drexel, April 14, away, votes votes
*IWLCA/Inside Lacrosse

Dukes Getting Votes in IWLCA Poll:
 JMU is among six teams receiving votes but not ranked in the Top 20 in the Feb. 25 IWLCA Coaches Poll.

Ancarrow on National Player of Year List:
 Redshirt senior Casey Ancarrow is among 50 players named to the watch list for the 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy, given to the nation's top college lacrosse player.
     Ancarrow, an attacker, is the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association preseason Player of the Year, a Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America honoree and a former member of the U.S. National Team.  She was the CAA Player of the Year in 2012.
     In 2011 and 2012 Ancarrow was also named to the Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List.,  In 2011 she was among 24 athletes from the Watch List to be nominated for the Tewarraton Trophy.
     In late April the Tewaaraton selection committee will narrow the list to 25 nominees, and in mid-May five finalists will be announced.  
     This marks the 12th time since 2002 that a JMU player has been in the running for the Tewaaraton Trophy.  Others include Mary Kate Lomady (2011), Kim Griffin (2010), Annie Wagner (2008), Kelly Berger (2007), Ashlee Dardine (2005), Gail Decker (2003, 2004) and Lisa Staedt (2002, 2003).  Decker was one of five finalists in 2004 and Staedt was one of five finalists in 2003.

Earlier Notes
Feb. 20

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