CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia girls’s lacrosse coach Julie Myers resigned Wednesday, ending a 28-year stint during which she guided the Cavaliers to the postseason yearly besides 2020, when NCAA spring championships have been canceled due to the pandemic.
Myers led Virginia to the 2004 NCAA championship and to a complete of eight championship weekend appearances. The Cavaliers additionally received 5 Atlantic Coast Convention titles and compiled a file of 349-181 beneath Myers’ management.
Her win complete ranks fifth amongst Division I girls’s lacrosse coaches.
“Julie Myers has established a tremendous legacy on the College and her identify is synonymous with UVA girls’s lacrosse,” Virginia Athletic Director Carla Williams stated in a launch. “Her contributions to the College and the game, as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach are monumental.
“Her influence on her gamers can’t be overstated as the ladies beneath her tutelage have gone on to ultra-successful careers and made an influence in their very own communities.”
Myers, who performed subject hockey and lacrosse at Virginia and was a member of the Cavaliers’ 1991 lacrosse nationwide champions and an assistant coach once they received it once more in 1993, has been related to this system for 37 years.
“Whereas it’s exhausting to depart a spot and folks that you simply love so deeply, I’m excited to discover management alternatives exterior of athletics,” she stated in a launch from the varsity. “I’m additionally trying ahead to spending time being a mother or father cheering for my very own youngsters from the school sidelines.”
Myers’ daughter Kelsey was a senior on the Stanford girls’s lacrosse crew this yr, and her son Timmy was a freshman on Virginia’s crew.