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.
Cavalier Football: Virginia Tech PostscriptFootball11/29/15Virginia's sixth season under head coach Mike London ended Saturday with a 23-20 loss to Virginia Tech at Scott Stadium.End Comes Too Soon for 'HoosWomen's Soccer11/28/15In women's soccer, Virginia finished with a 19-1-13 after falling in the NCAA quarterfinals to Rutgers in a penalty-kick shootout Friday at Klöckner Stadium.Stage Set for Season FinaleFootball11/27/15At noon Saturday, in the rivals' annual clash for the Commonwealth Cup, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) meets Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.
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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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