May 27, 2003
Virginia's Lauren Aumiller and Tiffany Schummer were named as Midfield Player of the Year and Defender of the Year by insidelacrosse.com, and both athletes along with Lauri Kenis and Cary Chasney were named to the Warrior/Insidelacrosse All-American First team, while Amy Appelt was named to the second team.
Lauren Aumiller, who was named a finalist for both the Tewaaraton Trophy and the Collegiate Women Sports Award, led nation in scoring for the second consecutive year. She had 100 points (64g, 36 a) and became only third player in D-I to have two or more seasons of at least 100 points. She concluded her career with 320 career points and ranks 8th all-time in Division I history with 320 career points. In 2003 she led team with 11 hat tricks and had six games of three or more assists. Aumiller also led team in draw controls (54) and ranked third in both ground balls (57) and caused turnovers (28). She was named national player of the week by insidelacrosse.com (May 12) and earned ACC All-Conference honors for the third consecutive year. Aumiller tied school record with 7 assists against George Mason and tied an NCAA tournament record for goals in a game with 8 vs Georgetown in quarterfinal game. She holds Virginia career records in goals (217), points (320), draw controls (195), consecutive games scored (42), hat tricks (40), games played (78), and games started (78). Aumiller also holds the school record for goals in a season (71) and assists in a game (7). She ranks 11th all-time in ground balls (199) and in caused turnovers (92). Aumiller was also named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team and is a current member of the USA Elite team. She was named Warrior/Insidelacrosse Midfielder of the Year in 2002 as well.
Tiffany Schummer set the Virginia career record for caused turnovers, notching 52 in 2003 to complete her career with 127. She is the only player in the nation to have more than 30 draw controls, 50 caused turnovers, and 60 ground balls. She is one of the focal points of the Virginia defense and is often the one that jump-starts the Cavalier offense as she will make a key defensive stop that will lead to a fast-break opportunity. Schummer was asked to play up on the circle for draws this year with the implementation of the new rule, and she has stepped up in this regard, ranking third on the team in draw controls. She, in fact, led the team in caused turnovers, ranked second in ground balls and ranked third in draw controls. Schummer was honored this season by being named to the national honor roll for the week by womenslacrosse.com. A defender that is known as a "take-it-away" defender, Schummer was named to the ACC All-Conference team for the second consecutive year in 2003 and she was also named to both the NCAA and the ACC All-Tournament team this year as well.
Lauri Kenis, a first team All-American from 2001, redshirted the 2002 season due to injury. She returned in 2003 to earn All-Conference honors and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team as well. Kenis led the team with 66 ground balls and ranked second in caused turnovers with 43, the sixth-highest single season in school history. Her 107 career caused turnovers ranks third all-time at Virginia.
Cary Chasney set the record for goals as a second year in 2003 with her 59, which ranked second on the team. Her 78 points ranks second all-time at Virginia as a second year and is the sixth-highest single-season total in school history. Her 105 career goals ranks 12th all-time. She ranked second on the team with 39 draw controls, which ranks sixth all-time for a single season in Virginia history. She was named the Warrior/insidelacrosse.com National Player of the Week following the Cavaliers' win over #1 Loyola on April 29.
Amy Appelt is continuing her hot streak well into her second year of collegiate lacrosse. The 2002 consensus National Rookie of the Year, Appelt continues to lead her class as she is the nation's leading sophomore scorer. Appelt ranks 4th nationally in scoring with 83 points. She has 11 hat tricks this season and has four games of three assists, including two against top-10 teams. Appelt has scored in every game in her collegiate career, a streak of 41 games. She reached the 100-point milestone in only her 25th collegiate game and is the fastest Cavalier in history to notch 100 points. Appelt already ranks 9th all-time at Virginia in points and goals and 8th all-time in assists. She was named to the ACC's All-Conference team in 2003 after being named the Rookie of the Year in the ACC in 2002.