Skip to simplified nav

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.

Schedules

Top Videos
Jeff White
London Perrantes
Successful Season Ends on Excruciating Note
Men's Basketball
3/19/17
Virginia's fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament ended with a 65-39 second-round loss to Florida in Orlando, Fla.
Darius Thompson
'Hoos Hoping For Another Boost From Thompson
Men's Basketball
3/18/17
In his first start since Dec. 31, Darius Thompson played a team-high 34 minutes Thursday in Virginia's win over UNCW in the NCAA tournament's first round.
Michael Kraus
Kraus Continues Family Tradition at UVA
Men's Lacrosse
3/17/17
First there was Steve Kraus, and then Andy Kraus, and now Michael Kraus in the UVA lacrosse program. Michael, a freshman, is Virginia's second-leading scorer.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

jwhite@virginia.edu

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.

Archives
More Headlines
Online Stores
Auctions
Cavalier Team Shop