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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.

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