CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The 2011 Virginia men's lacrosse team will be honored by Governor and Mrs. Robert F. McDonnell at the Executive Mansion in Richmond on Thursday, Sept. 22, to honor its 2011 NCAA title. UVa's College World Series participating baseball squad, who also won the ACC, will also be honored. Members of the UVa's men's tennis team, which finished No. 2 in the country in 2011, will also be on hand as well as track & field's Robby Andrews, who won the national title in the 800 meters.
"It is very gracious of Governor McDonnell to recognize our 2011 Championship and invite us to the state house," said Virginia head coach Dom Starsia. "It will be good to see some of our graduated players back and it will be an educational experience for everyone involved. We have been looking forward to this trip since it was first scheduled. We are very appreciative."
Virginia won its fifth NCAA title in May and became the first five-loss team and lowest seed to win the entire thing. The event is closed to the public.
"It is an honor for our 2011 baseball team to be recognized by the governor," said Virginia head baseball coach Brian O'Connor. "We are very proud of our accomplishments last season and we are looking forward to this special event."
UVa baseball set a program record with 56 wins and made its second all-time appearance to the College World Series, while also winning the ACC title for the second time in three seasons.
UVa's women's golf and field hockey teams were also invited but will be unable to attend due to competition. Swimming's Matt McLean was also invited for winning the national title in the 500 freestyle, but due to training in California will be unable to attend.
'Hoos Head Into Finals on High NoteMen's Basketball12/7/16No. 14 Virginia, which defeated East Carolina on Tuesday night, doesn't play again until Dec. 17, when Robert Morris visits JPJ.'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.
Director of News Content
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.
Virginia Lacrosse Season Tickets Now on Sale
M. Lacrosse | 11/29/2016
Season tickets for the 2017 Virginia men's and women's lacrosse seasons are now on sale. Virginia...
UVA Set to Face Cornell in Pacific Coast Shootout
M. Lacrosse | 10/18/2016
The Virginia and Cornell men’s lacrosse teams will play their 2017 regular season game...
Jeff White: Kirwan Eager to Get Up and Running
M. Lacrosse | 8/1/2016
Sean Kirwan, one of Virginia coach Lars Tiffany's new assistants, coordinated the nation's top...
Jeff White: Turner Embraces New Challenge at UVA
M. Lacrosse | 7/18/2016
Former UVA star Kip Turner is back at his alma mater as an assistant on new head coach Lars...
Lars Tiffany Announces Men's Lacrosse Coaching Staff
M. Lacrosse | 7/11/2016
Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany announced that Sean Kirwan and Kip Turner, ...
Jeff White: Tiffany Plans to Push Pace at UVA
M. Lacrosse | 6/21/2016
New head coach Lars Tiffany comes to Virginia from Brown, which went 16-3 and led the nation in...
Virginia Names Lars Tiffany Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
M. Lacrosse | 06/21/2016
Virginia athletics director Craig Littlepage announced Tuesday (June 21) that Lars Tiffany, the...
Matt Barrett Suspended for the 2017 Men’s Lacrosse Season
M. Lacrosse | 11/11/2016
Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany announced Friday, Nov. 11 that senior...
- Online Stores