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April 22, 2004

Greensboro, N.C. – Defenseman Brett Hughes, goaltender Tillman Johnson and attackman Matt Ward were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse team as selected by the league’s four head coaches.

Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia each had three players named to the all-conference team, while Duke had two players selected.

Hughes, a senior from Upper Arlington, Ohio, was named to the all-league team for the first time. He has started every game in his career and was a second-team All-American last season. Earlier this season he was named National Player of the Week by Inside Lacrosse for shutting down Kyle Barrie in the Cavaliers’ upset of the top-ranked Blue Jays.

Johnson, a senior from Annapolis, Md., is the first goalie in ACC history to be named all-conference three times. The Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Performer of last season’s final four, Johnson is fourth in ACC history with 650 career saves. This season he has a 58.5 save percentage and is allowing an average of 8.70 goals per game.

Ward, a sophomore from Oakton, Va., has been the Cavaliers’ leading scorer all season. He has tallied 33 points (22g, 11a), while leading the team in scoring on six occasions. He has recorded four hat tricks, including a career-high five goals against North Carolina.

The complete 2004 All-ACC Men’s Lacrosse Team:

Player, Class, Position, School
Brett Hughes, Senior, Defense, Virginia
Tillman Johnson, Senior, Goalkeeper, Virginia
Peter Lamade, Freshman, Midfield, Duke
Chris Passavia, Senior, Defense Maryland
Jed Prossner, Junior, Attack, North Carolina
Ronnie Staines, Senior, Defense, North Carolina
Joe Walters, Sophomore, Attack, Maryland
Matt Ward, Sophomore, Attack, Virginia
Bryant Will, Junior, Midfield, North Carolina
Matt Zash, Sophomore, Midfield, Duke
Lee Zink, Senior, Defense, Maryland

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