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JMU WOMEN'S LACROSSE NOTES, APRIL 20, 2011
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:04/20/2011
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Head Coach:  Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, fifth JMU season, 52-31; 10th career season, 102-66

JMU This Season:  10-3 overall, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association

Last Week:  The Dukes lost their first league contest of the season with a
10-9 overtime loss at home to Towson on April 15.  JMU rebounded with a 9-5 win over Delaware at home on April 17.

This WeekJMU concludes CAA play on the road with games at Drexel on April 22 (4 p.m.) and at Hofstra on April 24 (1 p.m.). 

Scouting Drexel: The Dragons have an 8-5 overall record and are 2-2 in CAA play.  Three of Drexel's losses have been to ranked teams. 

The Series vs. Drexel:
  JMU holds a 9-0 lead in the series against Drexel.  Last year the Dukes defeated the Dragons 19-7 in Harrisonburg.  

Scouting Hofstra:  The Pride takes a 4-9 overall record and an 0-4 CAA record into an April 22 home CAA game vs. George Mason.  Four of Hofstra's losses have come to Top 20 teams, and the Pride beat then #17 Notre Dame 10-9 on March 27. 

The Series vs. Hofstra:
  Since the teams first met in 2002, JMU leads the series 9-4.  However, JMU has a 1-4 record in games played at Hofstra and has lost the last four games the Dukes played against Hofstra on the Pride's home field.  That includes a 13-12 double-overtime loss in 2009, the last time the teams played in Hempstead.
     Last year the Dukes beat Hofstra 14-8 in regular-season play in Harrisonburg and 10-6 in the CAA championship game, also played in Harrisonburg.

Ancarrow Nominee for Tewaaraton: Red-shirt sophomore attacker Casey Ancarrow is among 24 nominees for the 2011 Tewaaraton Award, given to the nation's top college player.  The Tewaaraton Award is presented annually following the collegiate season.  Tewaaraton is the name the Mohawk Indian nation gave to its game and the progenitor of present-day lacrosse.
     Ancarrow and senior teammate Mary Kate Lomady were named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list in early March.  The watch list was expanded from 48 to 55 players on April 6.
     Five finalists will be selected from the nominees and will be invited to the June award ceremony where the winner will be announced.

JMU Tewaaraton Award Candidates

Year

Player

Finalist

Nominee

Watch List

2002

Lisa Staedt

 

X

X

2003

Lisa Staedt

X

X

X

2003

Gail Decker

 

X

X

2004

Gail Decker

X

X

X

2005

Ashlee Dardine

 

 

X

2007

Kelly Berger

 

X

X

2008

Annie Wagner

 

 

X

2010

Kim Griffin

 

X

X

2011

Casey Ancarrow

 

X

X


Dukes in the National Stats:  In the latest NCAA National Statistics (games through April 18), redshirt junior goalkeeper Alex Menghetti is 10th in goals-against average (8.21) and junior Monica Zabel is 23rd in assist average (1.62).  The Dukes are ranked ninth in the nation in scoring defense (8.23).

CAA Streak Ends: JMU's loss to Towson on April 15 ended a three-game winning streak and also ended streaks of 10 regular-season CAA wins and 12 overall CAA wins.

Another 10-Win Season:  The Dukes gained their 10th win of the season April 17 vs. Delaware.  That marks the 15th time since 1981 that JMU has won at least 10 games.

CAA Statistics: In the latest
CAA Statistics (games through April 18), Monica Zabel leads in assists per game (1.62).  Alex Menghetti is second in goals-against average (8.2) and Casey Ancarrow is third in points per game (3.38). 
     As a team JMU leads the CAA in assists (5.23), points (16.77), and draw controls (13.46).  The Dukes are second in goals (11.54), shots (26.31) and goals-against average (8.11). 


CAA Standings:
As of games through April 18, JMU and Towson are tied for first in the CAA standings, both with 4-1 records.  William and Mary and Old Dominion are tied for third, both with 3-1 records.  Drexel (2-2) is fifth and Delaware (2-3) is sixth.
     The top four teams in the final league standings qualify for the CAA Tournament, which will be hosted by the first-place team on May 5 and 7.

National Rankings:  JMU dropped from ninth to 12th place in the latest (April 18) Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll and dropped from ninth to 11th place in the Inside Lacrosse poll.
     Five JMU opponents (Princeton, Loyola, Virginia, Maryland, William and Mary) are ranked or are receiving votes in the IWLCA poll or the Inside Lacrosse poll.

JMU Opponents in the National Polls (April 18)
School, Game Date, Site, (JMU Result), Ranking*
Princeton, March 16, home, (Won 10-5), 15/19
Loyola, March 19, away, (Lost 7-11), 6/3
Maryland, March 26, away, (Lost 7-18), 1/1
William and Mary, April 10, (Won 10-9, OT) away, votes/tied 17
Virginia, April 27, April 27, home, 10/10
*
IWLCA/Inside Lacrosse

JMU Week by Week in the National Polls

Week

IWLCA

Inside Lacrosse

Preseason

9

9

Feb. 21

9

10

Feb. 28

10

9

March 7

10

8

March 14

9

9

March 21

10

10

March 28

10

10

April 4

9

9

April 11

9

9

April 18

12

11


Earlier Notes
Feb. 23
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29
April 4
April 11

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