Head Coach: Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, fifth JMU season, 60-33; 10th career season, 110-68
JMU This Season (2012): 3-1 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 beat Virginia Tech 10-7 in JMU's first home game of the year on Feb. 29. JMU then defeated Fairfield 15-9 in a road game on March 4.
This Week: JMU continues its road trip to the Northeast with a March 6 game at Harvard (3:30 p.m.). The Dukes then return home for a March 9 game vs. Richmond (1 p.m.).
Scouting Harvard: The Crimson are 1-1 after opening their season with a home win over Boston University (11-9) and a home loss to Cornell (12-6). Harvard was a vote-getter in the national coaches poll prior to its loss to Cornell. The Crimson lost 12-10 to Princeton in last year's Ivy League championship game.
The Series vs. Harvard: The Crimson and JMU have met four times but not since 1986. The last four meetings all came in postseason play. The series is tied at 2-2.
JMU vs. Harvard All Time
The series is tied 2-2.
Date, Result, Score, Site
3/29/76, W, 21-1, Away
5/10/80, L, 8-12, Princeton, USWLA Consolation Quarters
5/14/81, L, 4-11, Penn State, AIAW National Quarters
5/2/86, W, 11-8, Boston, ECAC Semis
Scouting Richmond: The Spiders have opened their season with a tough slate of opponents. UR lost its opening three games to teams ranked in the top eight of the current coaches poll: No. 4 Duke (17-13), No. 2 North Carolina (17-6) and No. 8 Virginia (12-9). The Spiders, who beat American 12-11 on Feb. 29, play March 7 at Old Dominion before taking on the Dukes on Saturday. Richmond finished first in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings last season but lost 16-12 to Massachusetts in the A-10 championship game.
The Series vs. Richmond: JMU leads the series 38-2, and the Dukes won last year's meeting at JMU 16-11. The Dukes' two losses in the series were both in games played at Richmond. The last time JMU lost to Richmond was in 1988.
JMU vs. Richmond All Time
JMU leads the series 38-2.
Date, Result, Score, Site
3/21/74, W, 10-4, Home
4/7/75, W, 12-4, Away
4/5/76, W, 15-7, Home
4/1/77, L, 5-7, Away
4/14/78, W, 9-6, Home
4/22/78, W, 11-2, William and Mary, VWLA Tournament
4/12/79, W, 13-6, Home
3/27/80, W, 16-8, Away
4/14/81, W, 7-6, Home
4/3/82, W, 10-6, Away
4/14/83, W, 14-6, Home
4/12/84, W, 16-10, Away
4/11/85, W, 14-9, Home
4/20/85, W, 14-5, Home, SAC semis
4/10/86, W, 12-5, Away, SAC semis
4/19/86, W, 12-5, William and Mary, SAC semis
4/9/87, W, 11-5, Home
4/7/88, L, 7-8, Away
4/16/88, W, 8-5, Away
4/6/89, W, 11-4, Home
4/16/89, W, 8-4, Loyola, SAC third-place game
4/4/90, W, 16-13 (OT), Away
4/15/90, W, 8-6, Home
4/2/91, W, 4-3, Home
3/31/92, W, 8-4, Away
3/30/93, W, 10-4, Home
4/8/94, W, 16-12, Away
3/28/95, W, 21-4, Home
4/11/96, W, 17-3, Away
4/19/96, W, 14-2, American, CAA quarters
3/25/97, W, 18-6, Home
4/10/98, W, 14-6, Away
4/9/99, W, 18-6, Home
4/7/00, W, 19-5, Away
4/13/01, W, 12-10, Home
5/14/06, W, 9-8, Home
3/15/08, W, 11-10, Home
3/14/09, W, 14-11, Away
3/13/10, W, 21-8, Away
3/12/11, W, 16-11, Home
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
JMU Opponents in the National Polls*
School, Game Date, Site, (JMU Result), Ranking*
Stanford, Feb. 25, away, 20/nr, L 13-14
Harvard, March 6, away, nr/nr
Loyola, March 17, home, 17/16
Virginia, March 21, away, 8/11
Maryland, March 24, home, 3/4
Towson, April 22, away, 19/20
Ancarrow CAA Player of Week: Redshirt junior attacker Casey Ancarrow was selected the CAA Player of the Week for the week ending March 4.
Ancarrow opened the week with a game-high three goals and three draw controls in the 13th-ranked Dukes' 10-7 home win over Virginia Tech on Feb. 29. She followed that by tying her career-high with a game-high five goals in a 15-9 victory at Fairfield on March 4. She also controlled a team-high five draws and picked up three ground balls.
Zabel Third All-Time in Assists: Senior Monica Zabel had four assists last week and increased her career assist total to 79. She moved from fourth place to third place on JMU's career list, passing Kelly Berger ('08), who had 78 career assists. Megan Riley ('99) holds the Dukes' career record of 109, and Natasha Fuchs ('08) ranks second with 101.
Ancarrow Nears 100 Goals: Redshirt junior attacker Casey Ancarrow scored eight goals last week and increased her career goals total to 96. She moved from 21st to 19th on JMU's all-time list.
Chakrian in Top Eight in Draw Controls: Senior Cally Chakrian is in eighth place on JMU's career draw controls list with 109. 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 Has Steady Numbers on Attack: Redshirt junior attacker Casey Ancarrow has either a goal or an assist in each of her 47 career games.
Feb. 28Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe