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JMU Women's Lacrosse Notes, May 3, 2011
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:05/03/2011
Courtesy: JMUSports.com
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Head Coach:  Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, fifth JMU season, 55-31; 10th career season, 105-66

JMU This Season:  13-3 overall, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association (tied first)

Last Week:  The Dukes completed regular-season play with a
16-14 home win over 11th-ranked Virginia on April 27.

This Week:  JMU is seeded second in the CAA Tournament and will meet third-seeded William and Mary in a 7:30 p.m. semifinal on May 5 at Towson's Unitas Stadium.  Top seeded Towson faces Drexel in the other semifinal at 5 p.m.
     Thursday's winners advance to the May 7 championship game (5 p.m.) at Towson.
           
CAA Ticket Prices:
  Adults $6; children $4; students of participating CAA institutions are admitted free with presentation of valid ID card.

Video Coverage of CAA Tournament:  Video coverage of JMU's CAA Tournament semifinal vs. William and Mary will be available free of charge on
MadiZONE.  Should the Dukes advance to the championship game, free video will also be available for that match.

Scouting William and Mary:  The Tribe has a 10-6 overall record and compiled a 5-2 record in CAA play.  Five of W&M's six losses were to ranked opponents (#4 Duke, #11 Virginia, #5 Northwestern, #13 Penn State, #12 JMU).  Both CAA defeats came in overtime contests (11-9 to JMU and 12-11 to Towson), and two of the Tribe's last three games have been decided in overtime.

The Series vs. William and Mary:  
William and Mary leads the series 33-22-1, but JMU has won the last three meetings.  That includes an 11-9 overtime decision this season in Williamsburg on April 10, a 17-7 regular-season win last season at JMU, and a 7-4 victory in the 2010 CAA Tournament semifinals, played at JMU.
     Before JMU posted three straight wins over the Tribe, W&M had won four straight games over the Dukes.
    Five of the last eight meetings were decided in overtime.

JMU's CAA Tournament History:  JMU has won seven CAA Tournament titles, the last coming in 2010.

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

???

 

Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe

DNQ = did not qualify

Dukes in the National Stats:  In the latest
NCAA National Statistics (games through May 1), redshirt junior goalkeeper Alex Menghetti is 12th in goals-against average (8.46), redshirt sophomore Casey Ancarrow is 44th in goals average (2.5) and junior Monica Zabel is 45th in assist average (1.3).  The Dukes are ranked 11th in the nation in scoring defense (8.46), 13th in draw control average (13.94) and 22nd in scoring margin (+2.94).

CAA Statistics: In the latest
CAA Statistics (games through May 2), Monica Zabel is second in assists per game (1.3).  Alex Menghetti is second in goals-against average (8.71) and Casey Ancarrow is second in points per game (3.38) and third in goals per game (2.5). 
     As a team JMU leads the CAA in assists (4.62) and draw controls (13.94).  The Dukes are second in goals (11.5), points (16.12), shots (25.94) lowest turnovers (13.06) and goals-against average (8.46). 


CAA Standings:
JMU and Towson tied for first in the CAA standings, both with 6-1 records.
     By virtue of its regular-season win over JMU, Towson earned the top seed and the right to host the CAA Tournament.  The Dukes are the number two seed in the four-team tournament.
     William and Mary (5-2) is seeded third and Drexel (3-4) fourth.  Drexel finished in a three-way tie for fourth with Old Dominion and Delaware but earned the tournament berth on a tie-breaker.

NCAA Tournament:  The pairings for the 16-team NCAA Championship will be announced on
www.NCAA.com at 7:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 8, via an HD web stream.  Bracket updates also will be posted on NCAA.com throughout the tournament.
     Eight first-round games will be played Saturday, May 14, or Sunday, May 15, and four quarterfinal games will be contested Saturday, May 21, or Sunday May 22.
     There are eight automatic berths, which include the champions of the America East, Atlantic Coast (Maryland), Big East, CAA, Ivy League and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (Stanford).  Two additional automatic berths are awarded to the winner of play-in games.  The 2011 play-in games (scheduled for May 7) are Northeast Conference champion Quinnipiac at Patriot League champion Navy and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Canisius at Atlantic 10 Conference champion Massachusetts.
     The remaining eight spots are at-large berths.

NCAA RPI:  The second NCAA RPI (ratings percentage index, one of the primary criteria for NCAA Tournament at-large selection) of the season was released on April 28.
     JMU ranked 11th in the RPI and was the highest CAA team in the rankings.  William and Mary was 20th and Towson 23rd.
     The next RPI is scheduled for release on Thursday, May 5.

National Rankings:  JMU moved from 12th to 11th place in the latest (May 2) Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll and dropped from ninth to 10th place in the Inside Lacrosse media poll.
     Four JMU opponents (Princeton, Loyola, Virginia, Maryland) are ranked or are receiving votes in the IWLCA poll or the Inside Lacrosse poll.

JMU Opponents in the National Polls (May 2)
School, Game Date, Site, (JMU Result), Ranking*
Princeton, March 16, home, (Won 10-5), 14/19
Loyola, March 19, away, (Lost 7-11), 9/8
Maryland, March 26, away, (Lost 7-18), 1/1
Virginia, April 27, April 27, home, (Won 16-14), 13/13
*
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

April 25

12

9

May 2

11

10


Earlier Notes
Feb. 23
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29
April 5
April 13
April 20
April 26

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