Meredith Lazarus Class: Senior Hometown: Stuart, Fla. High School: St. Edward's Position: Defense
One of the captains for 2006 season.
Lazarus had an incredible return from a season-ending injury in 2004 this year. She led the team with 31 caused turnovers, ranked second on the team in ground balls and was fourth in draw controls. Lazarus was named a third-team All-American by insidelacrosse.com, and in her first year was named to the National All-Rookie Squad by womenslacrosse.com. Lazarus' selection as captain coincides with her selection as secretary of the Raven Society at the University of Virginia. The Raven Society is an academic honor society recognizing commitment to the ideals to the University.
HOO HIGHLIGHTS: Named to national rookie team by womenslacrosse.com.
AT VIRGINIA: 2004: Had a hat trick in first 32 minutes of the season before a season-ending injury took her out for the remainder of the year. 2003: Played in all 22 games, starting 17 ... led all rookies with 40 ground balls and 27 draw controls ... scored first career goal against UMBC.
AT VIRGINIA: 2003: Played in all 22 games, starting 17 ... led all rookies with 40 ground balls and 27 draw controls ... scored first career goal against UMBC.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time All-American (‘01, ‘02) ... honorable mention All-American (‘00) ... three-time team MVP ... three-time National Tournament participant ... team captain ... MVP of South Florida Championship game ... two-time Academic Squad (‘01, ‘02) ... won state title at St. Edward’s ... MVP of Senior All-Star game ... four-time letterwinner in soccer and two-time team captain ... National Honor Society.