Despite drawing the No. 3 seed and boasting a veteran senior class that won three Colonial Athletic Association championships and made its fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance, James Madison entered the women’s lacrosse final four as a major underdog.
It's a role the Dukes not only embrace, but one coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe (Loch Raven) has used as motivation countless times.
“For a lot of us it's all we know,” Klaes-Bawcombe. “And so you can either whine about things or you can attack things, and I think it's all about creating a mentality that helps you to be productive. I really do feel that it gives us that competitive edge.”
That edge is now...