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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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