April 22, 2010

All-ACC Men's Lacrosse Team Announced

from press release

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Eight 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy nominees highlight this year’s All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Team as announced Thursday by the league office.

All four ACC men’s programs are represented on the annual All-ACC team, while upcoming league tournament host Maryland placed a conference-high four representatives on the 2010 squad, which was determined by a vote of the four head coaches.

Senior attackman Max Quinzani leads the fourth-ranked Blue Devils, who handed Virginia its first loss of the season in the teams’ most recent contest. Quinzani, who tops all ACC student-athletes and ranks fourth in the country in goals per game (3.36), tallied ACC single-game highs with eight points and six goals against Penn on Feb. 27. 2009 ACC Player of the Year Ned Crotty and classmate Parker McKee joined Quinzani as the trio of Duke representatives honored for 2010.

Tewaaraton candidate Grant Catalino, who headlines the Maryland honorees, leads the Terrapins in points, goals, and shots this season. Joining the junior attackman on the league’s postseason team are Maryland juniors Brett Schmidt and Ryan Young and senior Brian Phipps. Young ranks second in the league and seventh in the nation in assists per game with a 2.0 average.

North Carolina attackman Billy Bitter and defender Ryan Flanagan spearhead a trio of Tar Heels named to this year’s All-ACC team. Both were named Tewaaraton candidates for 2010, an award given annually to the top men’s lacrosse player in the country. Also honored from the Tar Heel squad is junior goalkeeper Chris Madalon, who ranks third among all Division I student-athletes in goals-against average (6.97) and leads the ACC in save percentage (.571).

Wrapping up the all-league team are a pair of Virginia players in senior Ken Clausen and sophomore Steele Stanwick, both of which are Tewaaraton Trophy candidates. Clausen currently leads the Cavaliers with 40 groundballs on the season and 26 caused turnovers, while Stanwick holds the team lead with 21 assists and is second on the team with 21 goals.

Individual awards, such as Player, Coach and Freshman of the Year, which are also voted on by the head coaches, are scheduled to be announced at a later time.

The 2010 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship will begin Friday, April 23, at Capital One Field on Byrd Stadium on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park. Virginia locked in the No. 1 seed in the upcoming two-day event, despite dropping its final game against the Duke Blue Devils – the first loss of the season for the Cavs. Duke and Virginia will face-off for the second time in seven days in the tournament’s first semifinal game on Friday at 5 p.m. ET. Host and third-seed Maryland battles second-seed North Carolina in the second game of the day, which is slated for 7:30 p.m.

2010 All-ACC Honorees
Ned Crotty, Senior, Attack, Duke
Parker McKee, Senior, Defense, Duke
Max Quinzani, Senior, Attack, Duke
Grant Catalino, Junior, Attack, Maryland
Brian Phipps, Senior, Goalkeeper, Maryland
Brett Schmidt, Junior, Defense, Maryland
Ryan Young, Junior, Attack, Maryland
Billy Bitter, Junior, Attack, North Carolina
Ryan Flanagan, Junior, Defense, North Carolina
Chris Madalon, Junior, Goalkeeper, North Carolina
Ken Clausen, Senior, Defense, Virginia
Steele Stanwick, Sophomore, Attack, Virginia


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