Head Coach: Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, seventh JMU season, 79-44; 12th career season, 129-79
JMU This Season (2013): 11-5 overall, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association (regular-season co-champion)
JMU Last Season (2012): 11-6 overall, 6-1 CAA (regular season second place; tournament runner-up)
* JMU posted an 18-7 road win at William and Mary (April 19).
* The Dukes wrapped up regular-season play with a 17-2 home win over Old Dominion (April 21).
CAA Tournament, May 3 & 5, Towson, Md.
#1 Towson vs. #4 Seed
When: Friday, May 3, TBA
#2 JMU vs. #3 Seed
When: Friday, May 3, TBA
When: Sunday, May 5, TBA
Three Teams Have CAA Berths: Towson, JMU and Drexel have clinched berths in the four-team CAA Tournament. The remaining berth will be determined by the April 27 Drexel at Hofstra match (4 p.m.).
The Dukes finished in a tie with Towson (6-1) for first in the CAA standings, but Towson earned the number one seed and the right to host the CAA Tournament due to Towson's regular-season win over JMU.
A Drexel win over Hofstra on April 27 gives the Dragons a 5-2 CAA record and the number three seed, and Delaware (4-3) is the number four seed. A Hofstra win over Drexel gives Hofstra, Drexel and Delaware 4-3 records, and Hofstra wins the tiebreaker and is seeded three and Drexel is seeded four.
Another Year with Double-Digit Wins: JMU now has 11 wins as the Dukes have recorded their fourth consecutive season with 10 or more victories. The Dukes have recorded 10-win seasons 17 times in their history and 14 times in the last 19 years. That includes five times (2007, 10, 11, 12, 13) in current coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe's seven seasons with the Dukes.
Roguski Earns CAA Honor: Junior midfielder Amy Roguski (Sykesville, Md./Liberty) was selected CAA Player of the Week for the week ending April 21.
She paced the Dukes to two wins, beginning by scoring a career-high six goals in an 18-7 victory at William and Mary on April 19. She also recorded a game-high and tied her career-high with five draw controls and also a had a ground ball.
In an April 21 home 17-2 victory over Old Dominion, Roguski tied for game scoring honors with three goals and also had a ground ball and a draw control.
Dukes in the National Rankings: JMU is receiving votes in both the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and Inside Lacrosse polls this week.
JMU Week by Week in the National Polls
Highest rank of season in bold
Preseason: nr IWLCA | nr Inside Lacrosse
Feb. 25: votes IWLCA | nr Inside Lacrosse
March 4: votes IWLCA | nr Inside Lacrosse
March 11: votes IWLCA | votes Inside Lacrosse
March 18: 19 IWLCA | 17 Inside Lacrosse
March 25: 19 IWLCA | 18t Inside Lacrosse
April 1: 19 IWLCA | votes Inside Lacrosse
April 8: votes IWLCA | votes Inside Lacrosse
April 15: votes IWLCA | votes Inside Lacrosse
April 22: votes IWLCA | votes Inside Lacrosse
Ancarrow Consistent on Attack: Redshirt senior attacker Casey Ancarrow has scored at least two goals in 12 of JMU's 15 games. In her career in a JMU uniform, she has a point in 71 of her 72 games. That includes a goal in all four games she played as a true freshman in 2009, a goal or an assist in 20 games as a redshirt freshman in 2010, a goal in all 19 games in 2011, and a goal in the 14 of her 15 games in 2012. The only game she's without a point is the April 13, 2012 game vs. William and Mary, in which she suffered a season-ending knee injury early in the first half.
On April 14 at Drexel, in JMU's 14th game of the season, Ancarrow was held scoreless for the only time this season, but she tied her career high with three assists.
Ancarrow Finalist for JMU's Top Honor: Casey Ancarrow was one of four finalists for JMU's 2012-13 Female Athlete of the Year Award. Swimmer Eva Hannesdottir won the honor, announced on April 22. Other finalists were softball player Ashley Burnham and cross country/track and field team member Katie Harman.
Healy Leads CAA Stats: Sophomore goalkeeper Schylar Healy continues to lead the CAA in saves (9.29 avg.) and save percentage (.481). Among NCAA Division I goalies she's 12th in total saves (130), sixth in saves average and eighth in save percentage.
Casey Ancarrow ranks tied for second in the CAA in goals average (2.56) and third in points average (3.31). She ranks 54th in the NCAA in goals average.
Dukes Top CAA in Shooting & Saves Percentages: JMU leads CAA teams in shooting percentage (178-355, .501) and save percentage (144-293, .491). (NOTE: These statistics are not tracked by the NCAA).
JMU's season record for shooting accuracy is .486 (248-510) by the 2007 team.
After scoring 35 goals in its last two games, the Dukes now rank first in the CAA in goals average (I11.12) and points average (15.44).
Ancarrow Continues to Move Up: With four goals and one assist last week, Casey Ancarrow now has career totals of 159 goals, 61 assists and 220 points. She remains in fifth place (two goals away from third) on JMU's career goals list, is now tied for ninth on the career assist list and moved into sole possession of fifth place on the points list (four points from fourth place).
Ancarrow also had three draw controls to increase her career total to 119. She moved into a tie for eighth on JMU's career list. Ancarrow shares the spot with Alivian Coates ('00).
JMU Opponents in the National Polls*
School, Game Date, Site, (JMU Result), Ranking*
Penn State, March 6, away, (L 12-13), 6/6
Loyola, March 16, away, (W 9-8), 12/17
Virginia, March 20, home,(L 3-10), 19/votes
Maryland, March 23, away, (L 8-18), 1/1
Stanford, March 30, home, (L 9-14), 14/19