Lacrosse team celebrates
Finals a day late
was still a little pomp and circumstance left over on the morning
Lawn residents moved out and Facilities
Management staff continued the clean-up from Sunday's big
scene, 12 lacrosse players and their female manager received their
degrees in a special ceremony in Old Cabell Hall. Ten received
degrees, while three others will complete their requirements in
the fall. The rite came complete with orange and blue balloons,
faculty members in full academic regalia and proud, camera-wielding
lacrosse team, the defending national champions, missed the larger
ceremony to participate in an NCAA quarterfinal game in Baltimore.
The Cavaliers defeated Duke, 10-9, on graduate Drew McKnight's
goal with less than three minutes to play. They face Princeton
in Saturday's semifinal round.
Monday ceremony was first held in 1991, a "very impromptu"
affair to honor the national champion women's lacrosse team, said
Craig Littlepage, associate director of athletics.