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UVa Men's & Women's Lacrosse Teams Earn National Seeds in NCAA Tournament

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The UVa women are the #6 National Seed The UVa women are the #6 National Seed
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
The Virginia men's and women's lacrosse teams have both earned national seeds in the NCAA Tournament.

The Cavalier men (10-5) are the #8 national seed, and will host Johns Hopkins (10-4) in their first game Sunday at one o'clock.

The 'Hoos are back in the tournament after missing out on the postseason for just the second time in head coach Dom Starsia's 22 years on the bench last season.

UVa and Hopkins will meet in the tournament for a record-setting 15th time Sunday.

The Blue Jays have an 8-6 record against the Wahoos in the postseason, but Virginia has won four of the last five meetings in the tournament.

The Cavaliers beat Hopkins 11-10 in overtime earlier this season at Klockner Stadium.

The winner of Sunday's game will play the winner of #1 overall seed Duke and Air Force/Richmond on May 18th.

All six teams from the ACC received an NCAA bid.

Syracuse and Notre Dame are the #2 and #4 seeds, respectively, while Maryland and North Carolina were also selected.

The UVa women are in the tournament for the 19th year in a row under head coach Julie Myers.

The 'Hoos are the #6 national seed, and have a bye in the first round.

Virginia (10-8) will host the winner of Penn State (10-7) and Princeton (11-6) Sunday at four o'clock.

The Nittany Lions and Tigers will play their first round game Friday at 4 PM at Klockner Stadium.

The winner of the game on Sunday will play the winner of #3 seed North Carolina and Georgetown/Johns Hopkins.

Virginia has already played both Penn State and Princeton this season.

The Cavaliers knocked off the Nittany Lions 12-11 at Klockner Stadium on March 1st, and lost 15-13 on the road against the Tigers in mid-March.

Seven of the eight ACC schools were selected for the Big Dance.

Maryland is the #1 overall seed, joining #2 Syracuse, #3 North Carolina, #7 Boston College, and #8 Notre Dame.

Duke also received an unseeded bid.

The James Madison women did not receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament after losing 12-11 in overtime against Towson in the CAA Championship game Sunday.
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