Final Exercises: Lacrosse & Rowing

uvalacrosseMEN’S LACROSSE

Overall Record: 11-3
ACC Record: 2-1
National Ranking: #6 

NCAA Selection Show: May 6, 7pm
NCAA Tournament: May 12-28, Final in Foxboro, Mass

Outlook: If the Hoos are going to go for #6, they are probably going to have to do it as the #6 seed. Virginia had a rough end to the season, with our yearly loss to Duke on Senior Night, then followed that up with an uninspired loss to UNC in the Semis of the ACC Tourney. Thankfully, by scraping by Penn in Denver 10-8, the Hoos are almost guaranteed to have home field for the first round of the NCAA tournament, likely against an at-large team. If Virginia is going to make it to Gillette Stadium, they will have to find that explosive offense that guided them to the top spot in the polls. If not, no amount of defensive effort will help them out this year.

 

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Overall Record: 11-7
ACC Record: 2-3
National Ranking: #11 

NCAA Selection Show: May 6, 9pm
NCAA Tournament: May 12-27, Final in Stony Brook, N.Y.

Outlook: Virginia should not have a problem getting into the NCAA Tourney, but unfortunately they have put themselves on the fence. If they do get in, they will have to be go on the road for the first two rounds. They have beat top 8 teams on the road this year, but not top 4, so look for a short run to close out the season.

ROWING 

National Ranking: #1

NCAA Selection Show: May 15th, 5pm
NCAA Tournament: May 25-27, Mercer Lake, N.J.

Outlook: Did not want to leave this team off the review, but it is hard to really judge how this team will do at Nationals. I think their I and II 8s are the best in the country, and if their can be some paraody in the other two races, might give the Hoos a slight advantage for the NCAA Title. But if there is a team that could follow up their 2010 title, it would be this one. 

Hamilton Riley

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