Head Coach: Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, fifth JMU season, 60-35; 10th career season, 110-70
JMU This Season (2012): 3-3 overall, 0-0 Colonial Athletic Association
JMU Last Season (2011): 15-4 overall, 6-1 CAA (tournament champion; regular season tied first)
Last Week: The Dukes suffered two one-goal losses, dropping a 9-8 double-overtime decision at Harvard on March 6 before losing a 13-12 home match to Richmond on March 10.This Week: JMU only competition of the week is a March 17 home game vs. 13th-ranked Loyola (1 p.m.). It's a "Friends of Jaclyn" game -- look for more information on that later this week on JMUSports.com.
Scouting Loyola: The Greyhounds, who compete in the Big East in lacrosse, take a 3-2 record into a March 14 home match vs. Delaware. Loyola, ranked 13th in the IWLCA coaches poll and tied 13th by Inside Lacrosse, owns a win at No. 12 Penn State (12-10 OT) and has dropped games to No. 10 Virginia (14-9) and No. 18 Towson (7-6).
The Series vs. Loyola: Loyola leads the series 24-15 and has won three in a row over the Dukes, including an 11-7 win last season in Baltimore.
JMU vs. Loyola All Time
Loyola leads the series 24-15.
Date, Result, Score, Site
4/21/82, W, 12-11, Home
4/20/83, L, 10-15, Away
4/18/84, L, 7-9, Home
4/17/85, W, 11-10 (OT), Away
4/16/86, W, 11-10, Home
4/7/87, L, 8-10, Away
4/18/87, L, 5-7, Old Dominion, CAA Semis
3/31/88, W, 7-6, Home
3/30/89, W, 8-4, Away
4/15/89, L, 4-6, Away, SAC Semis
3/29/90, L, 8-11, Home
3/28/91, W, 9-6, Away
4/13/91, W, 10-8, William and Mary, CAA Semis
4/6/92, L, 6-8, Home
3/25/93, L, 6-9, Away
3/24/94, L, 7-16, Home
4/16/94, L, 6-11, Away, CAA Semis
3/23/95, L, 9-10 (OT), Away
3/23/96, L, 7-8, Home
4/20/96, L, 6-7, American, CAA Semis
3/22/97, L, 6-8, Away
4/20/97, W, 9-8, William and Mary, CAA Championship
3/21/98, L, 9-10, Home
4/19/98, L, 7-8, Richmond, CAA Championship
3/20/99, W, 12-11, Away
4/18/99, W, 17-6, Richmond, CAA Finals
3/19/00, W, 12-6, Home
4/16/00, L, 10-12, Richmond, CAA Finals
3/17/01, L, 4-11, Away
4/22/01, W, 6-5, Richmond, CAA Finals
3/17/02, L, 7-12, Home
3/28/03, L, 3-15, Home
3/26/04, L, 9-14, Away
3/25/05, W, 9-7, Home
3/22/06, W, 14-8, Away
4/3/07, W, 17-7, Home
3/21/09, L, 9-10, Away
3/20/10, L, 8-12, Home
3/19/11, L, 7-11, Away
JMU Week by Week in the National Polls
Highest rank of season in bold
Preseason: 9th IWLCA | 18th Inside Lacrosse
Feb. 20: no poll IWLCA | 18th Inside Lacrosse
Feb. 27: 13th IWLCA | nr Inside Lacrosse
March 5: 13th IWLCA | nr Inside Lacrosse
March 12: 20th IWLCA | nr Inside Lacrosse
JMU Opponents in the National Polls*
School, Game Date, Site, (JMU Result), Ranking*
Stanford, Feb. 25, away, nr/nr, L 13-14
Harvard, March 6, away, nr/nr, L 8-9, 2 OT
Loyola, March 17, home, 13/t13
Virginia, March 21, away, 10/11
Maryland, March 24, home, 5/6
Towson, April 22, away, 18/nr
Close Setbacks: JMU dropped two one-goal games last week. All three of JMU's losses this season have been by a single goal.
Rare Consecutive Losses: JMU has suffered back-to-back defeats to unranked teams for the first time since the 2020 season, when the Dukes lost 12-9 at Hofstra (4/27) and 12-10 at George Mason (4/29).
On only one other occasion in the past three years has JMU dropped back-to-back games. That happened in 2011 when the Dukes lost 11-7 at then sixth-ranked Loyola on March 19 and lost 17-8 at then top-ranked Maryland on March 26.
Zabel Third All-Time in Assists: Senior Monica Zabel had six assists last week to move her career assist total to 85. She is in third place on JMU's career list. Megan Riley ('99) holds the Dukes' career record of 109, and Natasha Fuchs ('08) ranks second with 101.
Ancarrow Passes 100-Goal Mark: Redshirt junior attacker Casey Ancarrow reached the 100-goal career mark with her five-goal effort in the March 10 loss to Richmond. She increased her career goals total to 102 and moved from 19th to 17th on JMU's all-time list. Ancarrow is the 18th player in school history to hit the 100-goal career mark.
Another Five-Goal Game for Ancarrow: For the third time in her career, redshirt junior attacker Casey Ancarrow has scored five goals in a game. She did so last week March 10 vs. Richmond. Ancarrow also scored five goals in a March 4 win at Fairfield and in an April 11, 2010 win at Delaware.
Chakrian in Top Eight in Draw Controls: Senior Cally Chakrian remains in eighth place on JMU's career draw controls list with 110. Ahead of her in seventh place is Lisa Staedt ('03), who had 117 in her JMU career. Gail Decker ('04) holds the school record of 164.
Ancarrow Continues Steady Numbers on Attack: Redshirt junior attacker Casey Ancarrow has either a goal or an assist in each of her 49 career games.
March 6Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe