It was a crime that devastated a university and shocked the nation. Now the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team is dedicating their season to Yeardley Love and has retired her jersey.
Five seniors from last year’s team also returned to raise a flag that will fly in Love’s honor at all women’s lacrosse home games.
Love, a Cockeysville, Md. native, was found dead 10 months ago in her apartment. Her boyfriend and former U.Va. men’s lacrosse player, George Huguely, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death. A preliminary hearing in his case is slated for April 11.