May 22, 1997
NCAA to Recognize 1972 Men's Lacrosse Team
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The NCAA will honor the 1972 University of Virginia men's lacrosse team this weekend on the silver anniversary of its NCAA championship.
Team members will be recognized Friday night at the pre-championship banquet on the campus of the University of Maryland. They will also be introduced to the crowd at halftime of Monday's national championship game Maryland's Byrd Stadium.
The 1972 Cavaliers came from behind to edge Johns Hopkins, 13-12, in the championship game for Virginia's only NCAA lacrosse title. Pete Eldredge scored the clincher with 4:11 left in the game. The Cavaliers beat Army, 10-3, and Cortland State, 14-7, en route to the championship game.
Current NCAA President and ACC Commissioner Gene Corrigan will attend the ceremonies. Corrigan was Virginia's athletics director in 1972.
Welsh Connection Adds to Bowl StorylinesFootball12/14/17Virginia (6-6) meets Navy (6-6) in the Military Bowl, Dec. 28 in Annapolis, Md. George Welsh is a former head coach of each team.Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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