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Kelsey MacDonald and her senior teammates will play in their final CAA Tournament.Courtesy: Cathy Kushner/JMU Athletics Communications
Lacrosse Faces Hofstra in CAA Semifinals on Friday
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:04/30/2013
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Head Coach:  Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, seventh JMU season, 79-44; 12th career season, 129-79

JMU This Season (2013):  11-5 overall, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association (regular-season co-champion)

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

Last Week:
Idle


This Week:
CAA Tournament, May 3 & 5, Towson, Md.
Semifinals
#1 Towson vs. #4 Drexel
When: 
Friday, May 3, 1 p.m.

#2 JMU vs. #3 Hofstra
When: 
Friday, May 3, 3:30 p.m.


Championship,
When:  Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.

Towson CAA Tournament Page
CAASports.com Tournament Page
Where: 
Tiger Soccer Complex | Directions to Towson | Athletic Facilities Map (PDF)
Admission:  Free
Parking:  May 3:  Parking for fans will be located in Lots 13 and 14 on the North Side of Johnny Unitas® Stadium. Fans attending Friday’s semifinal games should allow for extra time for parking since the CAA Track & Field meet will also be taking place. Lot 19 next to the soccer field will be reserved for individuals with a CAA parking permit. There also will be some handicap spots available in Lot 19.
Multimedia:  Live Stats | Free Videostreaming on CAATV

CAA Field Set:  Towson, JMU, Hofstra and Drexel earned berths in the four-team CAA Tournament. 
    The Dukes finished in a tie with Towson (6-1) for first in the CAA standings, but Towson earned the number one seed and the right to host the CAA Tournament due to Towson's regular-season win over JMU.
    Hofstra, Drexel and Delaware finished tied in a three-way tie for third with 4-3 records.  The tiebreaker. Hofstra' won the tiebreaker to be seeded No. 3, and Drexel is seeded fourth.

NCAA Pairings Announced May 5: 
The pairings for the 26-team NCAA Tournament will be announced at 9 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in a selection show available through NCAA.com.

     The NCAA Tournament expands from 16 to 26 teams this year, and 13 conferences, including the CAA, earn automatic berths.  The remaining 13 teams are at-large selections.
     The top six seeds receive first-round byes, and the top eight seeds are the host sites for first-round games on May 10 and a second-round game on May 12.

Scouting Hofstra: 
Record:  10-7, 4-3 CAA
Results:  Includes a 16-11 road loss at top-ranked Maryland.  CAA wins over Towson (6-5), George Mason (18-7), Drexel (12-10) and at ODU (15-6) and losses to JMU (9-8, 3 OT), at W&M (12-11 OT) and at Delaware (7-5).
Preseason Conference Coaches Poll:  Picked fifth
Of Note:  The Pride is the only CAA team to beat Towson since April 2011.  Hofstra ended the Tigers' 17-game winning streak against CAA opponents with a 6-5 victory over Towson on April 19..

JMU vs. Hofstra All Time
JMU leads the series 13-4
Home:  8-0
Away:  3-4
Neutral:  2-0
Date, Result, Score, Site
3/30/02, W, 11-10 (2 OT), Away

4/19/02, W, 13-4, Richmond, CAA first round
3/23/03, W, 10-7, Home
4/16/04, W, 12-9, Home
4/15/05, L, 4-9, Away
4/2/06, W, 12-8, Home
5/7/06, W, 14-8, Home, CAA final
4/27/07, L, 9-12, Away
5/6/07, L, 13-15, Away, CAA final
4/18/08, W, 10-8, Home
4/3/09, L, 12-13 (2 OT), Away
4/18/10, W, 14-8, Home
5/8/10, W, 10-6, Home, CAA final
4/24/11, W, 9-8, Away
4/6/12, W, 12-6, Home
4/27/12, W, 10-9, Towson, CAA semifinal
4/12/13, W, 9-8 (3 OT), Away

JMU vs. Towson All Time
JMU leads the series 25-9
Home:  13-4
Away:  12-5
Neutral:  0-0
Date, Result, Score, Site
4/9/76, W, 9-6, Home

3/29/77, W, 13-7, Away
3/22/78, L, 1-5, Away
3/29/79, W, 11-9, Home
3/24/81, W, 8-2, Away
3/23/82, W, 11-9, Home
3/22/83, W, 9-4, Away
4/13/85, W, 18-7, Home
3/29/88, W, 11-3, Home
4/25/89, W, 8-6, Away
4/24/90, L, 9-10, Home
4/23/91, W, 11-10, Away
4/23/92, W, 9-6, Home
4/21/93, L, 8-9 (OT), Away
4/22/94, W, 14-3, Home
4/1/95, W, 19-8, Away
3/30/96, W, 10-4, Home
3/29/97, W, 13-9, Away
3/28/98, W, 16-9, Away
4/21/99, W, 17-7, Home
3/15/02, W, 16-4, Home
3/31/03, W, 10-8, Home
4/13/04, W, 15-5, Away
4/10/05, L, 5-9, Home
4/14/06, W, 12-10, Away
5/5/06, W, 9-8, Home, CAA semis
4/6/07, W, 13-8, Home
4/13/08, L, 7-12, Away
4/19/09, L, 7-10, Home
4/9/10, W, 10-9 (2 OT), Away
4/15/11, L, 9-10 (OT), Home
5/7/11, W, 8-6, Away, CAA final
4/22/12, L, 9-10 (2 OT), Away
4/29/12, L, 8-7, Away, CAA final
4/7/13, L, 10-16, Home

JMU vs. Drexel All Time
JMU leads the series 12-0.
Home:  5-0
Away:  7-0
Neutral:  0-0
Date, Result, Score, Site
3/24/02, W, 19-4, Away

4/20/03, W, 16-5, Away
4/18/04, W, 16-6, Home
4/17/05, W, 10-7, Away
3/31/06, W, 15-10, Home
4/13/07, W, 14-9, Away
4/20/08, W, 10-9, Home
4/5/09, W, 14-6, Away
4/16/10, W, 19-7, Home
4/22/11, W, 9-8, Away
4/8/12, W, 15-8, Home
4/14/13, W, 16-9, Away

JMU's CAA Tournament History:  JMU has won eight CAA Tournament titles, including two of the last three (2010, 2011).  The Dukes have advanced to the CAA championship game 12 times in the last 16 years (1997-2012), including the last three years.

Season

CAA Reg.
Season

CAA
Tourn.

NCAA Tournament

Head Coach

1992

3rd

3rd

 

Dee McDonough

1993

Tied 3rd

Semis

 

Dee McDonough

1994

5th

Semis

 

Dee McDonough

1995

Tied 1st

Semis

NCAA 1st round

Jennifer Ulehla

1996

4th

Semis

 

Jennifer Ulehla

1997

3rd

Champion

NCAA Quarterfinals

Jennifer Ulehla

1998

2nd

Runner-up

NCAA Quarterfinals

Jennifer Ulehla

1999

1st

Champion

NCAA Quarterfinals

Jennifer Ulehla

2000

1st

Runner-up

NCAA Semifinals

Jennifer Ulehla

2001

Tied 3rd

Champion

NCAA Quarterfinals

Jennifer Ulehla

2002

3rd

Semis

 

Jennifer Ulehla

2003

2nd

Champion

NCAA 1st round

Kellie Young

2004

1st

Champion

NCAA Quarterfinals

Kellie Young

2005

Tied 4th

DNQ

 

Kellie Young

2006

1st

Champion

NCAA Quarterfinals

Kellie Young

2007

Tied 2nd

Runner-up

 

Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe

2008

6th

DNQ

 

Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe

2009

7th

DNQ

 

Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe

2010

1st

Champion

NCAA Quarterfinals

Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe

2011

Tied 1st

Champion

NCAA Round of 16

Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe

2012

2nd

Runner-up

 

Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe

2013

Tied 1st

???

 

Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe

DNQ = did not qualify

Ancarrow Among Nominees for Tewaaraton Award:  
Redshirt senior Casey Ancarrow is among 25 nominees for the 2013 Tewaaraton Award, given to the nation's top college lacrosse player.
     The Tewaaraton Award is presented annually following the collegiate season to the top female and male varsity collegiate lacrosse players in the United States.  Tewaaraton is the name the Mohawk Indian nation gave to its game and the progenitor of present-day lacrosse.
      The Dukes attacker has been on the Tewaaraton Award watch list three times (2011, 2012, 2013) and was also among the nominees in 2011.
     Five Tewaaraton finalists will be announced in mid-May. The award will be presented on May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
     Ancarrow, an attacker, is the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association preseason Player of the Year, a 2011 and 2012 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.
     This marks the 12th time since 2002 that a JMU player has been in the running for the Tewaaraton Award. In JMU history, Dukes' players under consideration for the Tewaaraton include Mary Kate Lomady (2011 watch list), Kim Griffin (2010 nominee), Annie Wagner (2008 watch list), Kelly Berger (2007 nominee), Ashlee Dardine (2005 watch list), Gail Decker (2003 nominee, 2004 finalist) and Lisa Staedt (2002 nominee, 2003 finalist). 

Dukes in the National Rankings:  JMU is receiving votes in both the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and Inside Lacrosse polls this week.
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JMU Week by Week in the National Polls
Highest rank of season in bold

Preseason:  nr IWLCA | nr Inside Lacrosse
Feb. 25:  votes IWLCA | nr Inside Lacrosse
March 4:  votes IWLCA | nr Inside Lacrosse
March 11:  votes IWLCA | votes Inside Lacrosse
March 18:  19 IWLCA | 17 Inside Lacrosse
March 25:  19 IWLCA | 18t Inside Lacrosse
April 1:  19 IWLCA | votes Inside Lacrosse
April 8:  votes IWLCA | votes Inside Lacrosse
April 15:  votes IWLCA | votes Inside Lacrosse
April 22:  votes IWLCA | votes Inside Lacrosse
April 29:  votes IWLCA | votes Inside Lacrosse

Healy Leads CAA Stats:  Sophomore goalkeeper Schylar Healy continues to lead the CAA in saves (9.29 avg.) and save percentage (.481).  Among NCAA Division I goalies she's 17th in total saves (130), sixth in saves average and eighth in save percentage.
     Casey Ancarrow ranks tied for second in the CAA in goals average (2.56) and third in points average (3.31).  She ranks 54th in the NCAA in goals average.

Dukes Top CAA in Shooting & Saves Percentages, Goals and Points:  JMU leads CAA teams in shooting percentage (178-355, .501) and save percentage (144-293, .491).  (NOTE: These statistics are not tracked by the NCAA).
     JMU's season record for shooting accuracy is .486 (248-510) by the 2007 team.
     After scoring 35 goals in its last two games, the Dukes now rank first in the CAA in goals average (I11.12) and points average (15.44).

JMU Opponents in the National Polls*
School, Game Date, Site, (JMU Result), Ranking*
April 29/30
Penn State
, March 6, away, (L 12-13), 8/8

Loyola, March 16, away, (W 9-8), 12/16
Virginia, March 20, home,(L 3-10), 13/20
Maryland, March 23, away, (L 8-18), 1/1
Stanford, March 30, home, (L 9-14), votes/nr
*IWLCA/Inside Lacrosse

Earlier Notes

Feb. 26
March 5

March 12
March 19
March 26
April 1
April 9
April 16
April 23

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