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Posted at 5:09 PM ET, 02/15/2011

Virginia women's lacrosse program to retire Yeardley Love's number

By Steve Yanda

The Virginia women's lacrosse program will retire the No. 1 jersey worn by former player Yeardley Love in a ceremony prior to the Cavaliers' March 6 contest against Penn State, the school announced Tuesday.

Love was killed last May during a confrontation in her off-campus apartment with former boyfriend George Huguely, who at the time was a member of the Virginia men's lacrosse team. Huguely has been charged with Love's murder and is awaiting the start of his trial.

"I hope our fans can attend and join all of us -- our team, Yeardley's closest friends and her family -- as we remember and honor her," Virginia coach Julie Myers said. "Yeardley's presence and influence on all of us will be forever cherished and held deep in our hearts."

By Steve Yanda  | February 15, 2011; 5:09 PM ET
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