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June 2019

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18 CAVALIER CORNER well, which didn't seem that likely when they first arrived on Grounds. All-American attack Ryan Conrad wrapped up an incred- ible final season in orange and blue, as the multiple-time captain finished with 60 ca- reer goals (31 in 2019) and 95 points. Conrad joined Rode, Aitken, Moore, Sau- stad and second-year attack Ian Laviano on the All-Tournament team. In what began with an inauspicious start after three games, with the team 1-2 on the year, the Hoos not only took home the ACC title for the first time since 2009 but advanced to the Final Four and won it all for the first time in eight years. The season included an eight-game winning streak until the third (and final) loss of the season, a 12-7 de- feat at Duke. The Cavaliers won their final two regular-season games, and beat Carolina and then Notre Dame to win the ACC championship. UVA rolled past Robert Morris and took overtime thrillers from both Maryland and Duke in order to make it to the title game. All told, the Cavaliers won all five of their overtime games, including both the quarterfinals and the semifinals — which went to two extra frames — be- fore dominating from start to finish to capture another national championship. "I'm just grateful that I get to be with these fantastic men, and I'm with these men because of Dom Starsia," said Tiffany, who was named the ACC Coach of the Year (Starsia last won the award for UVA in 2009). "It's been a magical ride." UVA'S TITLE BY THE NUMBERS 3 Schools have won the national championship in both men's basketball and men's lacrosse in the same year — North Carolina in 1982, Duke in 2010 and Virginia in 2019. 4 Times in UVA athletics history that multiple teams won national titles in the same year. The Wahoos have now done it in 1992-93 (men's soccer and wom- en's lacrosse), 2009-10 (men's soccer and women's rowing), 2014-15 (men's soccer, men's tennis and baseball) and 2018-19 (men's basketball and men's lacrosse). 5-0 Record for Virginia in overtime games in 2019, despite trailing in the fourth quarter of all five contests. Included in that run were a 13-12 win over Maryland in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals and a 13-12 victory versus Duke in two extra sessions in the NCAA Tournament semifinals, despite leading for only a combined 9:43 during both games. UVA trailed by five goals versus Maryland with 10:38 left to play in regulation. Against Duke, it was behind by four in the third (8-4) and by two with as few as 47 seconds left. 6 NCAA titles for the UVA men's lacrosse program. The Cavaliers have taken the crown in 1972, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2011 and 2019. UVA is now tied with Princ- eton for No. 3 all time in men's lacrosse national championships. 9 Goals allowed by the Cavaliers versus Yale, which ranked second nationally in scoring with 15.94 goals per game and had just defeated No. 1 Penn State 21-17 in the national semifinals. The fifth-seeded Bulldogs set an NCAA Tournament record with 68 goals in their four tournament games, but were limited to a season- low goal total by UVA. 17 Victories for Virginia, which tied a single-season program record. The Hoos were 17-0 in 2006. 18 ACC championships and seven tournament titles for Virginia in the sport with its 10-4 victory over Notre Dame May 4. It was the Hoos' first league crown since 2010. 23 Championship weekend appearances for Virginia, which ranks No. 4 all time behind only Johns Hopkins (29), Syracuse (26) and Maryland (26). The Cava- liers also boast 10 national title game appearances, posting runner-up show- ings in 1980, 1986, 1994 and 1996. 27 Nationals championships all time for Virginia athletics. The six won by men's lacrosse is topped only by the men's soccer team's seven. 32 Saves by second-year goal- keeper Alex Rode in the victo- ries over Duke (13-12 in double over- time) in the national semifinals and Yale (13-9) in the championship game. 46/43 Goals and assists for s e c o n d - y e a r a t t a c k Matt Moore this season, making him the first 40/40 player in school history and the all-time single-season leader in points with 89. 2006 Was the last year that UVA captured both the ACC title and the NCAA championship in the same season. That season also culminated with a crown-clinching win at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. 31,528 Fans watched the Wahoos defeat Yale in the championship game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. All-American fourth-year attack Ryan Conrad finished his career on a high note, contributing 12 goals in the NCAA Tournament to help fuel the Cavaliers' championship run. PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/COURTESY UVA The Cavs made huge strides under third-year head coach Lars Tiffany. UVA went 8-7 (0-4 ACC) in year one, reached the NCAA Tournament after going 12-6 (1-3) in 2018, then won the national championship with a 17-3 (3-1) mark this season. PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/COURTESY UVA

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