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November 18, 2016 - 11:06 am
Sung honored at IWLCA banquet

Head Coach John Sung was honored Thursday night at the annual Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Honors Banquet. The 2016 IWLCA Honors Banquet was held in Orlanda, Fla. as part of their annual meetings.

Sung was recongized for his 100th career wins achieved this past season at Winthrop University.The event is one of the highlights of the IWLCA’s Annual Meetings, providing the membership with the opportunity to honor those that have contributed to the women’s collegiate game during the past year.

February 9, 2016 - 11:12 am
Schedule change Saturday vs. Liberty
The Virginia Tech lacrosse game vs. Liberty on Saturday Feb. 13 has been moved from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and to the new Indoor Practice Facility. It marks the second game that will be played in the facility after the Hokies opened the season against Navy there this past Friday. It will be standing room only but fans are permitted to bring chairs into the facility. Parking for the game will be in Lot 1 and the fan entrance, the same as the previous game against Navy, will be at the entrance closest to the Hanh Hurst Basketball Facility and the Jamerson Athletic Center.
October 8, 2015 - 11:12 am
Hokies set "Play Day" event for Oct. 10

The Virginia Tech lacrosse team will be hosting a "play day" this Saturday, October 10, on the two practice fields located directly behind Thompson Field on Virginia Tech's campus. The Hokies as well as Liberty University, Winthrop University, Longwood University and Davidson College will be participating in the event. The games will also feature a running clock.

Here is the game schedule for the day:

10:00 AM Virginia Tech Liberty TURF
11:00 AM Davidson Winthrop TURF
Virginia Tech Longwood GRASS
12:00 PM Liberty Longwood TURF
1:00 PM Virginia Tech Davidson TURF
Winthrop Liberty GRASS
2:00 PM Longwood Davidson TURF
3:00 PM Virginia Tech Winthrop TURF
April 20, 2015 - 9:03 am
Hokies participate in Remembrance Run

After wrapping up its regular season the night before, the Tech lacrosse team came together Saturday morning to participate in the Run for Remembrance. This is the first time the Hokies have had a chance to join in on the now Tech tradition, as April Saturdays are often reserved as game days. Here are some scenes from the run.

#VTlax ran in the Run in Remembrance today #3.2for32 #neVerforgeT #weremember #hokies

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#VTlax and #hokiebird at the Run in Remembrance #weremember #3.2for32 #neVerforgeT

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Run in Remembrance #selfie #VTlax #weremember #3.2for32

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Post Run in Remembrance pic with Coach Kim K #wearevirginiatech #neVerforgeT #3.2for32 #VTlax #runninggroup

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We will remember, we are strong. #3.2for32 #muhhokies

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April 11, 2015 - 2:20 pm
Senior Week

#SeniorDay is less than 24 hours away! See you at Thompson Field at Noon! #VTlax #Hokies #BeatBC

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SLERPEE DAY! #VTlax has been waiting all year for this surprise! #slerpee #suprise #thewaitisover

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Slerpee Day! #suprise #VTlax

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Happy Senior Day! Our six seniors were honored before the game today. #SeniorDay #VTlax

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We love our seniors! #SeniorDay #VTlax

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April 4, 2015 - 2:12 pm
On the Road Again: Syracuse

#Repost @hal_yaaa @carly_primo ・・・
Ya girls are back in upstate #beatcuse

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Thank you @embassysuites for the #LetsGoHokies signs! #VTlax #BeatSyracuse #JuiceTheCuse

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March 15, 2015 - 2:07 pm
Spring Break Part 3: Back home

Hokies are headed home! #VTlax #SpringBreak2015

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#Repost @hal_yaaa
Thanks for all the memories sb2k15 ! Xoxo #VTlax #SpringBreak2015

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Dragon Tooth 10 miles hike! #dayoff #dragontooth #VTlax #10miles

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#Repost @cawleybromley ・・・
Hiking Dragon Tooth on the day off #VTlax

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March 13, 2015 - 2:03 pm
Spring Break Part 2: at Notre Dame

Team bowling! #VTlax #SpringBreak2015 #strikesandspares

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March 12, 2015 - 1:58 pm
Gameday: at Michigan

#GameDay Hokies face Michigan at 7:00pm in the Big House #letsgo #Hokies #VTlax #SpringBreak2015

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March 11, 2015 - 1:57 pm
Ann Arbor speaks: It's a Catch!
March 10, 2015 - 1:49 pm
Spring Break Part 1: at Michigan

Heading to Michigan for Spring Break! #SpringBreak2015 #BeatMichigan #VTlax #Hokies #sohappy #seeyablacksburg

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Hello Michigan! #VTlax #SpringBreak2015 #hokies

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Team dinner at BD's Mongolian Grill #yummy #SpringBreak2015 #VTlax

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Team dinner at BD's Mongolian Grill #yummy #VTlax #SpringBreak2015

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March 6, 2015 - 1:46 pm
ACC Opener: at No. 5 Duke
March 5, 2015 - 1:43 pm
Season Check-In: Emma Harden
Prior to her first ACC Game, Emma Harden sits down with Morgan Conklin to talk about play so far in her young career.
March 4, 2015 - 1:42 pm
Will out to a hot start
February 12, 2015 - 1:35 pm
Home Opener: JMU

Team is fueling up for the big game! #pregamemeal #healthy #VTlax

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Today's uniform #home #white #VTlax #BeatJMU #VTequipment

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February 6, 2015 - 1:22 pm
Season Opener: at Liberty

Today's uniform #maroon #away #BeatLiberty #VTlax #VTequipment #Hokies

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Hokies are getting game ready during a walk through at Liberty. #gameday #VTlax

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One hour until game time! #VTlax #gameday #BeatLiberty

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January 25, 2015 - 1:19 pm
Preseason Check-In

Hokies Jessi Thon and Triatan McGinley sit down with Blayne Fink to talk about preseason work and the upcoming season.

January 18, 2015 - 1:16 pm
Hokies Participate in Yards for Yeardley
January 17, 2015 - 10:57 pm
Hokies Preseason: Day 5 Recap
As Day 5 comes to an end, I think everyone is ready to get back to Blacksburg and have a day off and get some rest so we can get right back to practicing on Monday!!

Thank you for reading my blogs and I hope you enjoyed them 😊

Signing off, Haley

Suns out guns out! #Citadel #VTlax

A photo posted by Virginia Tech Lacrosse (@vt_lax) on Jan 16, 2015 at 12:04pm PST

Sunrise on our last day in Charleston #nofilter #WildDunes #goodmorning #VTlax

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January 17, 2015 - 10:32 am
Hokies Preseason: Day 4 Recap
Our last double session of the training camp! We got a couple of solid practices in- while attack learned all of the plays, the defenders practiced our "vocab" on the field and Mallory Poole even handed us our a vocab sheet so we were all on the same page.
A few of us took a nice cold tub in the pool since it is still winter. The pool was probably colder than our actual cold tub at school. No complaints because I think it helped our soreness!

We did a team Polar Plunge and everyone ran into the ocean (some longer than others).

The Hokies did a polar bear plunge into the chilly Atlantic Ocean today #WildDunes #brrrr #VTlax #PolarBearPlunge

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Also the night of Day 4, we had a team taco dinner at Meg Bartley's condo and each condo had to make something to bring!

We, as a team, came up with a mission statement that we will carry on throughout the season...
"A Virginia Tech lacrosse player makes an impact through grit, fearlessness, humility, and contagious, positive energy derived from her commitment to having fun with teammates."

This statement really says a lot about our team and our seniors put a lot of time and effort trying to create this along with the rest of our team.

The coaches then had a surprise for us and it was a nice camp fire with s'mores!!

Having s'more fun after a long day of lax #VTlax #s'mores #surprise #firepit #ghoststories

A photo posted by Virginia Tech Lacrosse (@vt_lax) on Jan 16, 2015 at 6:20pm PST

The sun finally came out for the team #sunnydays #VTlax #sandbetweenourtoes

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January 16, 2015 - 11:40 am
Hokies Preseason: Day 3 Recap

We had our first double session of the week and we started off with the 110 run test. After that, we got right to work! We all had to make our own lunches that day and that was a sight to see in the house ... Back to the high school days.

After the second session, we were able to go back and rest for the rest of the day, which is what we all needed after the two run tests and the double session. This allowed us to get ready for Day 4.

-- Haley



Staff assembly line making lunch #healthy #backtoschool #VTlaxStaff

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Hokies are finished with run tests! #OutConditionTheCompetition

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@calicaleh is dedicated to taking the best pictures of the Hokies #extremephotography #lookgoodplaygood #VTlax

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Cold tubbing in the pool #WildDunes #BrrrItsColdInHere #Selfie

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Cold tubbing in the ocean #WildDunes #BrrrItsColdInHere #BestColdTubView #bejealous

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January 15, 2015 - 10:22 am
Hokies Preseason Blog: Day 2
We had our first 300 yard run test and then we got right to work with practicing. After a solid two hour practice in the books, we went as a team and walked around downtown charleston and did what girls did best ... Shop 😊
That night we had another session with our sports psychologist, Anne, and did more of a one on one session. These sessions really helped us to grow as a team and learn more about each other.

-- Haley
January 14, 2015 - 11:26 pm
Hokies Preseason: Day 2 is in the books



VT lax takes over Charleston! #TrainingTrip #Citadel #HokieLax

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Team bonding #gettingreal #closerbetterstronger

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Breakfast for dinner! #hokiescookin #housedinner #selfies

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Stir-fry for dinner! #hokiescookin #housedinner #yumm

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January 13, 2015 - 10:16 pm
Hokies Preseason: Squad going up (down) on a Tuesday
Again, we started our journey around 8 am as we all loaded up the bus to head further south. We stopped at the original Cabo Fish Taco around 11 a.m. and had a delicious lunch! Then of course our next stop was grocery shopping with the team... we ended up spending $1,700 on groceries!

The first thing everyone did when we got to the condos was take a trip to the beach. Then we had a team psychology meeting with Anne and talked about our more embarrassing moments and our proudest moments we've had in our life, there were some laughs and some tears!

More to come tomorrow...


January 12, 2015 - 10:01 pm
Hokies Preseason: Returning to Tech

Follow along as redshirt freshman Haley Lukefahr documents the Hokies' annual training trip to Charleston, South Carolina and Tech begins the 2015 season.

Freshman Carly Primo and I started our journey back to Virginia Tech from my hometown of Corning, New York, at 7:07 am Monday morning. We got to Blacksburg around 3pm. The gas prices went form $2.65 to $1.95 within the eight-hour drive. I think it's safe to say we are happy to be back, even though the stay will be short since we leave bright and early for Charleston tomorrow.

January 12, 2015 - 3:36 pm
Ecuador Update: Wrapping up the trip

The final portion of our expedition through Ecuador was through the country side of the Andes. As we unload from our two hour bus ride, we were greeted by a group of wild but friendly dogs and the warm smell of the campfire. Our cabin-like hostel was hand built by a husband and wife who have dedicated their lives to hosting mountain climbers and other travelers who have strayed away from the more conventional touristy areas of Ecuador. The colorful hand crafted decor of this cozy lodge was so charming and the view of the sunset from the front porch was remarkable. While we sipped the traditional tea of the area - consumed to avoid mountain sickness - we were entertained by a local music group who played some traditional music of the Andes for us. Before long, we had all downed our drinks and were dancing in the center of the room, our bodies moved out of rhythm with the foreign sounds and I'm sure we looked like nothing less than monkeys to the locals, yet we danced on into the night until the band stopped playing!
The next few days were spent hiking up the side of the Chimborazo volcano, visiting a very spiritual bee farm, hanging out with llamas, learning about the amazing Iceman and many of the indigenous traditions. On our final day we explored some of the food and craft markets to spend what little money we had saved on souvenirs in hopes to preserve and share some of the culture we had experienced during the past two weeks.
I am so greatful I had the opportunity to participate in this program abroad and I would like to thank everyone who supported me and helped make this trip possible. This course has broadened my developing global perspective of the environment and cultures through first hand experience. Ecuador is an enchanted place full of life and diversity that no words can describe, I feel like I have only scratched the surface, I want to go back.


January 6, 2015 - 9:19 am
Ecuador Update: Exploring the depths of the Amazon

Somewhat still depressed we weren't in the Galapagos anymore. We packed up our things in hopes that the following days would be as amazing as the last. Bright and early we hit the road, air, and water to travel deep into the heart of the Amazonian Rainforest. Our journey consisted of a 45 min bus ride, 3 hour delay in the airport, 30 min flight, 5 min taxi, 1 hour boat ride, 1 hour ride on a safari truck, and another 2 hour boat ride to reach the Tiputini Biodiversity Station.

This isolated oasis, home to many large and small secretive creatures, became my home away from home for the past four days. Each day, we woke up with the rising sun, enjoyed a cup of rich Ecuadorean coffee with breakfast and headed out for the trails that led us into the mystical depths of the rainforest. We divided into groups and were led by guides native to the Amazon forest.

Their ability to read the signs of the biomass on the forest floor left behind by animals and insects was incredible. We would never have found the pocket-sized monkeys meandering, hidden on the mossy branches of the 300 year old trees, the insects or butterfly bushes, the medicinal remedies and poisonous plants (always the prettiest ones!). I would have never found the lemon ant nest for a quick zesty treat and I probably would have injured myself stepping on the nest of some angry Congo ants! I wouldn't have seen a torture tree, had my hair brushed with a monkey comb or fallen in love with the rainforest without my amazing guide.

Between the early morning hikes, where we climbed so high we could could see where the canopy of trees kissed the horizon, and the late night walks through the black forest filled with red curious eyes, we ate the most amazing traditional Ecuadorean meals. On our last day we floated down the Tiputini river with electric eels, Puranas and caiman. The only thing missing from this experience was Tarzan swinging through the trees by vine!

It is a shame that this place will most likely be destroyed by the oil exploration that will be used to fulfill our materialistic needs valued highly by society. Though the creatures and vegetation have evolved to protect themselves and survive in the rainforest, their abilities will fall short in the face of chainsaws and bulldozers. I am sad to leave knowing I may never get to experience it again!

-- Jack

January 1, 2015 - 12:26 pm
Ecuador Update: The Galapagos

The first destination of this crazy adventure began in the Galápagos Islands and is where we spent the past four nights. This place is a small oasis full of biodiversity and has maintained an affectionate culture that revolves around the nature and wildlife of the islands. I admire how well humans and animals live in harmony and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to experience this lifestyle first hand.

San Cristobal is one of the oldest islands and is where an extension of USFQ is located along with a science research center where the students are able to take part in research related to environmental issues that directly affect the islands. Here, we observed sea lions, land iguanas and a ton of different species of birds. We took a boat to travel along the coast of the island to see the location where Charles Darwin did most of his research of evolution with the finches. We snorkeled with sea lions and tropical fish before departing to Floreana.

On this second island, we hiked through the lush forest to see giant land tortoises, pirate caves and where the first inhabitants of the mystical island lived. We snorkeled with sea turtles on the black beach before returning to our final destination in the Galapagos, Santa Cruz.

We spent the morning in lecture, toured the Charles Darwin research facilities where turtles are bred in attempt to recover the nearly extinct population of land tortoises. We spent some time at the beach exploring the mangrove forests and observing juvenile hammerhead and blackfin Sharks. We rung in the new year on the pier with fireworks! Tomorrow we will be traveling to the Amazon, definitely the most exciting way to start off the new year!

-- Jack

A private cave in Floreana that was made in a kitchen for early settlers.

Sea Lions on San Cristobal

Giant land tortoises in Floreana

The most beautiful beach where we saw sharks and marine iguanas - Santa Cruz

December 29, 2014 - 4:02 pm
A safe arrival

Everyone has arrived safe and sound in the Galapagos. Now the real adventure will begin.

December 26, 2014 - 10:56 am
Pre departure: Jack's first check-in
Wasting time sitting on couch in attempt to recover from too many holiday meals is not an option for me today because in a few hours I will board my long awaited flight to Ecuador. Today is December 26th; a day that is typically dedicated to relaxation and spending time with family and friends, however, the opportunity to travel throughout the Galápagos Islands, the Amazon and Riobamba seemed like an invaluable trade off. While I rush to stuff a few last-minute items into my pack, I can't help but imagine what incredible experiences lie ahead. This wintermester course is designed to help students explore the diversity of the islands and identify some of the negative influences of humans on the many ecosystems. I am thrilled to be part of this program and look forward to developing my global perspective through first hand experience.

December 25, 2014 - 9:26 am
Senior Jack Boissonneault heads south for the winter semester
Senior Jack Boissonneault is doing something a litle different this winter break. She will spend Dec. 27- Jan. 11 in Ecuador for a winter semester class that will travel all over the South American country and the Galapagos. The environmental studies major will call San Cristobal Island home for the beginning of the trip while the class tours locally as well as around the Galapagos and to the Charles Darwin Research Center. The group will travel to the Amazon and Tiputini, and also Quito and Riobama. Check back for updates from the senior on her winter travels.
December 5, 2014 - 2:43 pm
It's that time of year again...

Before finals get going and everyone heads home for the holidays, the Hokies got together for their annual gift exchange.

Holiday breakfast gift exchange #holidayfun #tistheseason

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November 5, 2014 - 2:39 pm
Christmas in November

They Hokies got some new custom-made sticks for the 2015 season. Complete with the Hokies logo and HokieBird.

October 27, 2014 - 2:37 pm
Fall ball notes

Here is a brief recap from the final play day of fall ball at Duke.

October 24, 2014 - 2:26 pm
Happy Halloween!

Halloween is always an important holiday for VT Lax. Every year the players and coaches get dressed up and head to a local school to celebrate.

Team had a great time at the Harding Festival last night!

A photo posted by Virginia Tech Lacrosse (@vt_lax) on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:56pm PDT

October 10, 2014 - 2:18 pm
The Hokies host their first game of the Fall
Tech hosted High Point in its only single home game of the fall season. Here are some first half images and highlights.
October 10, 2014 - 2:15 pm
Picture Day is in the books
September 28, 2014 - 5:51 pm
Orange vs. Maroon Recap
September 26, 2014 - 5:49 pm
Orange takes the opener

Orange claims the win, but it was a great way to open the fall season.

September 26, 2014 - 5:38 pm
Game Day
September 25, 2014 - 5:32 pm
It's almost time ...

September 24, 2014 - 5:27 pm
Hall of Fame class anounced

Big contrats to Dawn Will, who will become the first Hokie lacrosse player to be inducted into the Virginia Tech Hall of Fame

September 24, 2014 - 5:20 pm
Don't miss the Hokies this fall.

Here is the full game schedule for the fall season. The Hokies will host three home events including a play day and a single game against High Point, on top of the annual Maroon vs. Orange Scrimmage. They will also travel to three adidition play days.

September 5, 2014 - 5:16 pm
Switching things up for Friday workouts

August 30, 2014 - 5:09 pm
Making it official

The new coaching staff looking good in maroon and orange at the season-opening football game.

August 28, 2014 - 5:04 pm
The Hokies round out staff

Tech welcomes new assistant coaches Mallory Poole and Kim Kolarik to Hokie Nation. Poole served as the head coach at Bloomsburg University over the last two seasons, while Kolarik spent her first year after graduation as an assistant at Lehigh University. Read more about the new coaches in the story below.

August 27, 2014 - 5:11 pm
Getting the year off to a strong start

The Hokies are finally reunited with Coach Shuman and get straight to work in the weight room.

August 25, 2014 - 4:56 pm
On Mondays, we wear gray ...

August 25, 2014 - 4:30 pm
Merry Nike Christmas!
August 24, 2014 - 4:44 pm
Welcome to the #HokieHuddle - Lacrosse

Welcome to the newest feature of hokiesports.com, the #HokieHuddle – Lacrosse. This feature will concentrate more on the personalities and behind-the-scenes stories from the lacrosse team, at home and on the road. All daily recaps will remain the same and in the same location, this is just a new way to inform the fans on the team. Keep checking back for new content.