Image courtesy of JMU Athletics Communications
By Bennett Conlin (This content was originally published in our newsletter)
Record – 16-4, 6-0 CAA
Top performer – Hanna Haven. The senior led the team with 81 points and was a tremendous asset all season. Her offensive consistency stood out in nearly every game this season.
Best moment – Beating Hofstra 13-3 to win the CAA title. JMU destroyed the Pride to punch its NCAA Tournament ticket in style. It was a quality win against a competitive Hofstra team that took JMU to double overtime earlier in the season.
Worst moment – Losing to North Carolina 18-7 in the season opener. This game showed everyone that the Dukes likely weren’t a serious threat to repeat as national champs.
Season summary – JMU lost a lot of talent coming into the 2019 season. Finishing 16-4 with a CAA title and an NCAA Tournament berth after losing a handful of quality starters from a national title team is good. It was a solid year.