Monday, May 3, 2010


Yeardley Love, a senior at University of Virginia and a member of the women’s lacrosse team, was found dead in her apartment early this morning.

Police charged 22-year-old George Huguely, an anthropology major from Chevy Chase, Md., with first-degree murder, but have said little else about the alleged crime. Huguely is a member of the UVa men's lacrosse team.

A Cockeysville, Md., native, Love essentially grew up in one of lacrosse’s biggest hotbeds. She was named second-team all-Baltimore County by the Baltimore Sun in 2005. As a freshman at Virginia in 2007, Love - a defender who wore uniform No. 1 - was part of the Cavaliers’ team that made it to the NCAA championship in Philadelphia.

As a junior, Love started nine of the team’s 16 games. This season, she started three

“Everyone here who knew Yeardley is really struck with disbelief and devastation,” said Cami Colarossi, the school’s director of communications. “She was a lovely girl. All the teachers who knew her - she was just a lovely girl.”

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