Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage announced tonight on the Cavaliers' athletic department website that the seasons for both the men's and women's lacrosse teams would continue into the postseason.
That was thrown into doubt the last two days when George Huguely (a member of the men's team) was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Yeardley Love (a member of the women's team).
"A part of their healing will be getting our students back into some of their routines," Littlepage said in a statement. "In the case of the women's and men's programs, our lacrosse teams will honor Yeardley by continuing their seasons. We anticipate both teams will be selected for the NCAA tournaments and they will represent the University of Virginia as they always have."
This undoubtedly was a difficult decision, though it is probably the fairest possible for both teams.
The men will likely be the No. 1 seed in their tournament, while the women are likely to earn at least one home game in their 16-team event.
Both tournaments begin May 14-15.