Head Coach: Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, seventh JMU season, 73-42; 12th career season, 123-77
JMU This Season (2013): 5-3 overall, 0-0 Colonial Athletic Association
JMU Last Season (2012): 11-6 overall, 6-1 CAA (regular season second place; tournament runner-up)
* The Dukes faced a stout defense in #9 Virginia and dropped a 10-3 home contest to the Cavaliers (March 20).
* JMU held top-ranked Maryland scoreless for the first 13 minutes but the Terps finally broke through and went on to post an 18-8 win over the Dukes (March 23).
JMU at George Mason
When: Wednesday, March 27, 5 p.m.
Where: George Mason Stadium, Fairfax, Va. | George Mason Stadium (includes directions)
Admission: $6 Adults | $4 Youth (18 & under) | $4 Senior Citizens (62 & older)
Multimedia: Live Stats| Live Videostream ($6.95) | Twitter @GMULacrosse
#13 Stanford at JMU
When: Saturday, March 30, noon (note time change from 1 p.m.)
Where: University Park, Harrisonburg, Va. | University Park Fan Page (includes directions)
Multimedia: Live Stats | Free Live Audiostream (registration required | Twitter @JMUSports
Scouting George Mason
Record: 5-4, 0-0 CAA
Results: Wins over High Point, Liberty, Marist, American and Bucknell; losses to Albany, George Washington, Brown and Longwood
Conference: Colonial Athletic Association (Drexel, Delaware, Hofstra, JMU, Old Dominion, Towson, William and Mary). CAA coaches voted the defending champion, Towson, to finish first in the CAA this year, followed by the JMU Dukes.
Preseason Conference Coaches Poll: Picked eighth
Of Note: Fifth-year head coach Lauren Hay played for George Mason from 1998-02. After winning five of their first six contests, the Patriots have dropped their last three games.
JMU vs. George Mason All Time
JMU leads the series 17-5
Date, Result, Score, Site
3/27/94, W, 19-3, Home
3/25/95, W, 15-3, Away
3/21/96, W, 15-5, Home
3/20/97, W, 11-9, Away
3/17/98, W, 8-6, Home
4/2/99, W, 12-10, Away
4/17/99, W, 13-5, Old Dominion, CAA Semis
3/30/00, W, 17-6, Home
3/29/01, L, 6-7, Away
3/27/02, L, 9-10 (OT), Home
4/13/03, W, 12-6, Away
4/26/03, W, 10-8, Old Dominion, CAA Semis
4/21/04, W, 9-8 (OT), Home
5/1/04, W, 18-13, Home, CAA semis
4/21/05, L, 6-7, Away
4/21/06, W, 14-13 (OT), Home
4/29/07, W, 12-10, Away
4/26/08, L, 10-11, Home
4/23/09, L, 7-8, Away
4/29/10, W, 17-5, Home
4/2/11, W, 21-7, Away
3/31/12, W, 16-6, Home
Results: Wins over Harvard, Ohio State, Southern Cal, Temple, Vanderbilt; losses to #7 Notre Dame, #8 Georgetown
Conference: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (California, Denver, San Diego State, Southern Cal, St. Mary’s, Oregon, Fresno State, California-Davis). Stanford lost to Oregon in the 2012 MPSF championship game.
Preseason Conference Coaches Poll: no poll
Of Note: Head coach Amy Umbach Bokker has ties to the CAA as an All-America and two-time All-CAA honoree at William and Mary, where she played from 1991-95, and as head coach at George Mason from 1998-08. Assistant coach Brooke McKenzie Eubanks is a JMU alumna ('06), a 2006 All-CAA selection and played for three CAA champion and NCAA Tournament teams (2003, 04, 06), including teams that advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2004 and 2006. She's played for Canada's 2005 and 2009 World Cup teams and is on the roster for Canada for the 2013 World Cup.
JMU vs. Stanford All-Time
JMU leads the series 3-1.
Date, Result, Score, Site
3/9/07, W, 10-9, Away
3/29/08, W, 10-9, Home
5/15/10, W, 9-8, Home (NCAA Tournament first round)
2/25/12, L, 13-14, Away
Dukes in the National Rankings: JMU is ranked 19th in the IWLCA Top 20 Coaches Poll for the second straight week, after receiving votes the first three weeks. The Dukes are ranked tied 18th by Inside Lacrosse, moving a notch down from 17th last week.
Fifth Ranked Team Ahead on Schedule: JMU has faced four top-11 teams over a span of its last five games and has a 1-3 record against those teams. That included games on the road at then-seventh-ranked Penn State (13-12 loss) and then-number 11 Loyola (9-8 overtime win), a home game vs. then-number nine Virginia (10-3 loss) and another road game at top-ranked Maryland (18-8 loss). This week the Dukes meet 13th-ranked Stanford at home on March 30.
Healy Double-Digit Saves Again: Sophomore goalkeeper Schylar Healy recorded double-digit saves for her third and fourth games of the year, as she stopped 11 shots in each of last week's matches vs. Virginia and Maryland. She began the season with a career-high 14 in a Feb. 21 home win over California, then topped that with 15 saves in a March 3 victory at Richmond.
Ancarrow Consistent on Attack: Redshirt senior attacker Casey Ancarrow has scored at least two goals in each of JMU's eight games. In her career in a JMU uniform, she has a point in 63 of her 64 games. That includes a goal in all four games she played as a true freshman in 2009, a goal or an assist in 20 games as a redshirt freshman in 2010, a goal in all 19 games in 2011 and a goal in the first 13 of her 14 games in 2012. The only game she's without a point is the April 13, 2012 game vs. William and Mary, in which she suffered a season-ending knee injury early in the first half.
Curwin to Play for Israel: Sophomore Ali Curwin and JMU alumna Elyssa Rosenbaum (Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) have been named to the 2013 player roster for the Israel National Team which will compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup.
The World Cup will be played at the Oshawa Civic Recreation Centre near Toronto, Canada, from July 11-20. Click here for full story.
Ancarrow, Healy Lead CAA Stats: Casey Ancarrow continues to lead the CAA in goals average (3.38) and points average (4.0). She ranks ninth in the NCAA in goals average.
Goalkeeper Schylar Healy leads the CAA in saves (9.8 avg.) and save percentage (.491) and ranks fourth in goals-against average (10.1). She's sixth in saves average and seventh in saves percentage among NCAA Division I goalies.
Ancarrow Continues to Move Up: With five goals and an assist last week, Casey Ancarrow now has career totals of 145 goals, 54 assists and 199 points. She moved from ninth to tied for seventh on JMU's career points list, passing her JMU coach, Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe ('97), who had 196 career points. Ancarrow is tied for seventh with Nora Maguire ('92) and is just one point away from former teammate Monica Zabel ('12, 200).
JMU Opponents in the National Polls*
School, Game Date, Site, (JMU Result), Ranking*
Penn State, March 6, away, (L 12-13), 10/9
Loyola, March 16, away, (W 9-8), 17/17
Virginia, March 20, home,(L 3-10), 9/10
Maryland, March 23, away, (L 8-18), 1/1
Stanford, March 30, home, 13t/nr