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WLAX to Celebrate 15-Year Anniversary of 1999 NCAA Team
Scarlet Knights set to honor lone NCAA team in program history on March 15
  • Posted on January 28, 2014 5:30:03 PM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 28, 2014) – The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team will celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the 1999 squad – the only team to advance to the NCAA Tournament in program history, head coach Laura Brand-Sias announced.

    On Saturday, March 15, the 1999 team will be honored during halftime of the Scarlet Knights’ contest against James Madison. RU’s matchup against the Dukes is especially significant as it marks just the second time in program history that both teams will have met. The first meeting occurred during the ’99 season in the first round of NCAAs.

    Rutgers would fall to JMU, 11-6, to cap a 14-3 season, highlighted by an 11-game winning streak that propelled the Scarlet Knights to be awarded an at-large bid to the tournament. The 14 wins are the most achieved in program history. Brand-Sias was also a senior member of the team during the ’99 campaign and notched a goal and an assist in the contest.

    A pre-game reception will be held prior to the beginning of the contest. All members of the 1999 team who are interested in attending should contact Theresa Randise at trandise@scarletknights.com for more information.

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. . For specific updates regarding Rutgers women’s lacrosse, follow the program on Twitter (@RULaxBrand).  Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on both social media outlets along with www.ScarletKnights.com.

     

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