It's a busy weekend for Virginia's spring sports with a lot of room for success -- and potential to cash in on some Director's Cup points. We want to know what you think will be the most likely success story line coming out of the weekend. Here are your contenders:
Women's Golf: Four-time All-ACC golfer Calle Nielson and the Cavaliers head out to Bryan, Texas to play in the 2011 NCAA Championships. This is already an historic season for the Wahoos, who placed a program high third in the NCAA Regional. Will the Cavaliers finish better than their program-high 8th place at the NCAA Championships? Do they have what it takes this year to bring home the hardware?
Men's Lacrosse: The 10th-ranked and 7th-seeded Virginia Cavaliers travel up to Hempstead, NY to face the 2nd-ranked, 2nd-seeded Cornell Big Red. The Hoos do so without star defender Matt Lovejoy (injury) and senior middies Shamel Bratton (dismissed for violations of team policy) and Rhamel Bratton (suspended for violations of team policy). Will Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Steele Stanwick and his underdog Virginia Cavaliers advance to the Final Four on Memorial Day Weekend by upsetting fellow Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Rob Pannell and the Big Red?
Baseball: The Cavaliers are ranked No. 1 across the board and are just one ACC victory away from clinching first place in the Coastal division. Standing in their way are the 13th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels, who host the Cavaliers in the final series of the season. Win the series, and the Cavaliers will have taken every ACC series this season for a perfect 10-0 record. Can Golden Spikes Award candidate Danny Hultzen seal the deal for the red hot Hoos?
Men's and Women's Tennis: Every year seems like "the year" for the Hoos.The women have advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in program history and will face UCLA this weekend to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals on Sunday. The men have rolled through the competition so far, and will face Illinois to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Cavaliers have already defeated then-No. 8 Illinois once this year, 4-1 in Seattle, WA. Can the record-setting season continue for the Hoos, and will both the men and women advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in program history?