May 24, 2007
Four Virginia women's lacrosse players were named to the South All-Regional teams, as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) tonight. Second-year Blair Weymouth makes her second appearance on the team, while fourth-years Kate Breslin and Jess Wasilewski and second-year Jen Holden were all recognized for the first time. Breslin, Weymouth and Wasilewski were named to the first team while Holden is a second team selection.
Breslin, a 2007 semifinalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, leads the Cavaliers with 65 goals and 27 assists on the season. She now holds the record for goals as a fourth-year (with Dawn Wisniewski, 1987) and her 92 points ranks sixth all-time for a single season in Virginia history while her 27 assists ranks ninth all-time in school history. She also ranks 10th all-time in school history with 179 points. Breslin ranks 15th nationally in points per game (4.38) and 16th in goals per game (3.10). Her 9 points (6g, 3a) against Princeton ranks fourth all-time in NCAA tournament history for a single game and tied the Virginia record for NCAA championship history (Lauren Aumiller, 8+1 vs Georgetown, 2003). Her 16 points--in only two NCAA Championship games--ranks 11th all-time for a championship; she needs just six points to move into a tie for fifth all-time (ironically, with current assistant coach Amy Appelt, who had 22 in 2004). She needs three goals to move into fourth all-time for a single championships.
Weymouth ranks second on the team in points (79), goals (53) and assists (26); all three totals place her in the top-three all-time as a second-year. The 2006 ACC and National Rookie of the Year, Weymouth earned second team All-American honors in 2006 and is making her second appearance on the South All-Regional team.
Wasilewski moved into the top-10 all-time for assists as a fourth year with her 18 in 2007; she has been a mainstay on the Cavalier teams since starting as a first-year in Virginia's championship season of 2004. A significant part of the UVa midfield; Wasilewski has been a major part of helping the Cavaliers rank in the top-10 nationally in scoring defense (7.90 gapg) and scoring margin (5.10). An All-ACC honoree in 2007, this is her first regional honor.
Holden leads all field players in minutes played; she has started all 21 games in 2007 in the defense and has helped Virginia rank fifth nationally in scoring defense (7.90 GAA). Holden ranks second on the team in ground balls and fourth in caused turnovers.
Virginia will face Duke in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships on Friday, May 25 at approximately 8:30 in Philadelphia at Franklin Field.