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JMU Women's Lacrosse Notes, May 10, 2011
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:05/10/2011
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Head Coach:  Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, fifth JMU season, 57-31; 10th career season, 107-66

JMU This Season:  15-3 overall, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association (tournament champion; regular season tied first)

Last Week:  The Dukes won their second consecutive CAA Championship.  JMU
beat William and Mary 11-9 in the May 5 semifinals and topped tournament host Towson 8-6 in the May 7 championship game.

This Week:  JMU is seeded eighth in the NCAA Tournament and will host Princeton in a first-round game on May 14 at 1 p.m.

NCAA Tournament Tickets:  General admission tickets for the May 14 NCAA Tournament first-round game vs. Princeton may be purchased at the gate on game day.  Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students with ID, youth (17 and under) and senior citizens.

Audio Coverage of NCAA Tournament:  Audio coverage of JMU's NCAA Tournament first-round game vs. Princeton will be available free of charge on
MadiZONE.

Scouting Princeton:  The Tigers beat Harvard 12-10 on May 8 to win the Ivy League title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.  Princeton, ranked 12th in the IWLCA coaches poll and 12th by Inside Lacrosse, has won four straight games and five of its last six matches.  The victories include wins over #8 Penn (twice) and #13 Penn State (19-10).  The Tigers have an 11-6 record, and all six of the defeats were to Top 20 teams, including a 10-5 loss at JMU on March 16.

The Series vs. Princeton:  Princeton leads the series 10-3, but JMU has won the last two meetings.  That includes a 10-5 victory at JMU on March 15 of this season and a 13-12 win in sudden-death overtime in a game played at Princeton last year.  The Dukes' only other triumph over the Tigers was in 1997, when JMU posted a 9-8 win after two overtimes. 

JMU Claims Eighth CAA Title, Will Play in 11th NCAA Tournament:  JMU's 2011 CAA Tournament victory was the eighth for the Dukes in the last 15 years.  The Dukes are playing in the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in the last 17 years.

Year

CAA Reg.
Season

CAA
Tourn.

NCAA Tournament/Seed
(tournament field size)

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/none  (6)

Jennifer Ulehla

1996

4th

Semis

 

Jennifer Ulehla

1997

3rd

Champion

NCAA Quarters  (8)

Jennifer Ulehla

1998

2nd

Runner-up

NCAA Quarters  (12)

Jennifer Ulehla

1999

1st

Champion

NCAA Quarters  (12)

Jennifer Ulehla

2000

1st

Runner-up

NCAA Semis/3  (12)

Jennifer Ulehla

2001

Tied 3rd

Champion

NCAA Quarters  (16)

Jennifer Ulehla

2002

3rd

Semis

 

Jennifer Ulehla

2003

2nd

Champion

NCAA 1st round  (16)

Kellie Young

2004

1st

Champion

NCAA Quarters  (16)

Kellie Young

2005

Tied 4th

DNQ

 

Kellie Young

2006

1st

Champion

NCAA Quarters/8  (16)

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 Quarters /5  (16)

Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe

2011

Tied 1st

Champion

NCAA/8  (16)

Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe

DNQ = did not qualify
NOTE:  In 2002 the CAA began limiting the number of teams participating in the CAA postseason tournament.  Six teams qualified for the 2002 tournament, and beginning in 2003 only four teams qualified for the tournament.

Dukes Seeded Eighth in NCAA:  JMU's number eight NCAA Tournament seeding is the third-highest in the program's history.  The Dukes were seeded a program-best number three in 2000, and that year JMU advanced to the NCAA semifinals.  In 2010 JMU was seeded number five and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals.
     The only other year the Dukes were seeded was in 2006, when JMU was an eight seed.

JMU in the NCAA Tournament
Record:
  7-10
Home games in CAPS

Year

Round

Result

Opponent

1995 (6)

First

Lost 7-11

at Penn State

1997 (8)

First

Lost 10-17

at Temple

1998 (12)

First

Won 15-9

WILLIAM AND MARY

 

Quarterfinals

Lost 8-13

at Maryland

1999 (12)

First

Won 11-6

RUTGERS

 

Quarterfinals

Lost 10-11

at Duke

2000 (12)

Quarterfinals

Won 12-5

VIRGINIA

 

Semifinals

Lost 9-15

Princeton (Ewing, N.J.)

2001 (16)

First

Won 11-8

at Virginia

 

Quarterfinals

Lost 9-11

at Maryland

2003 (16)

First

Lost 5-9

at Georgetown

2004 (16)

First

Won 14-9

JOHNS HOPKINS

 

Quarterfinals

Lost 4-10

VANDERBILT

2006 (16)

First

Won 9-8

RICHMOND

 

Quarterfinals

Lost 6-16

at Duke

2010 (16)

First

Won 9-8

STANFORD

 

Quarterfinals

Lost 3-7

SYRACUSE

2011 (16)

Quarterfinals

 

PRINCETON

NOTE:  Number in parentheses indicates the size of the NCAA field.

Win Streak at Six:
  JMU enters the NCAA Tournament riding a six-game winning streak.  That matches the team's longest stretch of wins of the season.  The Dukes won their first six games of 2011 before losing 11-7 at Loyola on March 19.
     The school record for consecutive victories is 11, by the 2004 team. 

Longest Winning Streaks in JMU History

Streak

Seasons

11

2004

10

2010

9

1988

7

1981, 2006

6

1997, 1999, 2007, 2010, 2011 (twice)


Lomady Headlines All-Tournament Team:  Senior attacker Mary Kate Lomady (four goals, two assists) was voted the CAA tournament's most outstanding player.  She was joined on the all-tournament team by senior defender Diana Apel (three ground balls, three draw controls), junior attacker Ariel Lane (six goals, two draw controls) and junior defender Cally Chakrian (four ground balls, three draw controls, three caused turnovers).

Five Dukes Honored by CAA:   Four JMU players earned all-conference honors and another won all-rookie recognition from the CAA.
     Senior attacker Mary Kate Lomady and redshirt sophomore attacker Casey Ancarrow were named to the All-CAA First Team, and junior midfielder Annie Brophy and junior defender Cally Chakrian  were selected to the All-CAA Second Team.  Redshirt freshman attacker Megan Piotrowicz was chosen to the CAA All-Rookie Team.

Dukes in the National Stats:  In the latest
NCAA National Statistics (games through May 8), redshirt junior goalkeeper Alex Menghetti is 13th in goals-against average (8.76), junior Monica Zabel is 35th in assist average (1.39) and redshirt sophomore Casey Ancarrow is 64th in goals average (2.33) and 66th in points average (3.22).
     The Dukes are ranked ninth in the nation in scoring defense (8.44), 16th in draw control average (13.39) and 20th in scoring margin (+2.83).
     NOTE:  The NCAA calculates team defense based on a different formula than the CAA or JMU.

CAA Statistics: In the latest
CAA Statistics (games through May 8), Monica Zabel is second in assists per game (1.39).  Alex Menghetti is second in goals-against average (8.76) and Casey Ancarrow is third in goals per game (2.33). 
     As a team JMU leads the CAA in assists (4.72).  The Dukes are second in goals (11.28), points (16.0), shots (25.5), shooting percentage (.442), lowest turnovers (12.50), goals-against average (8.35) and draw controls (13.39). 


NCAA RPI:
  The final NCAA RPI (ratings percentage index, one of the primary criteria for NCAA Tournament at-large selection) of the season was released on May 9.
     JMU ranked eighth in the RPI and was the highest CAA team in the rankings.  William and Mary was 22nd and Towson 24th.

National Rankings:  JMU moved from 11th to 10th place in the latest (May 8) Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll and moved from 10th to ninth place in the Inside Lacrosse media poll.
     Five JMU opponents (Princeton, Loyola, Virginia, Maryland, Towson) are ranked or are receiving votes in the IWLCA poll or the Inside Lacrosse poll.

JMU Opponents in the National Polls (May 8)
School, Game Date, Site, (JMU Result), Ranking*
Princeton, March 16, home, (Won 10-5), 12/12
Princeton, May 14, home, 12/12
Loyola, March 19, away, (Lost 7-11), 6/5
Maryland, March 26, away, (Lost 7-18), 1/1
Virginia, April 27, April 27, home, (Won 16-14), 14/15
Towson, April 15, home, (Lost 9-10 OT), votes/nr
Towson, May 7, away, (Won 8-6), votes/nr
*
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

May 8

10

9


Earlier Notes

Feb. 23
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29
April 5
April 13
April 20
April 26
May 3

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