Thank you team, Lars and staff. This has been a pleasure to watch
I have been a supporter of the Tiffany hire since it was announced, and actually hoped for it before it was announced. I spent the search period terrified that UVA was going to hire Corrigan (which would have tested my loyalty) or change their minds and keep coach Starsia (it was time for a change). Coach Tiffany understood and embodied exactly what UVA lacrosse needed at the time. He is a fantastic representative of the University. Gotta love a coach, who the first thing out of his mouth after beating Duke in the semi's is something about the team GPA!
I started this season with unreasonable expectations, that I tried to keep under control. But you could see signs.
The senior leadership was one of them. Guys like Ryan Conrad are instrumental in winning titles, and he was the straw that stirred the whole UVA Lax drink this year - he will be missed.
The competitiveness and joy with which the team played was obvious. As they learned to direct it. As younger players developed/adjusted to D1 pace of play - the team simply got better every single week.