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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Virginia men’s lacrosse player Danny Glading has been named the preseason Player of the Year by Lacrosse magazine.

A preseason first-team All-American by Face-Off Yearbook, Glading was one of only six players nationwide to score at least 30 goals and add at least 30 assists last year. He was the Cavaliers’ leading scorer with 65 total points and ranked seventh nationally. His 35 assists tied for second most in the country; he added 30 goals, including 15 in the last 11 games.

The senior from Bethesda, Md., enters the season sharing the team lead with Garrett Billings with 87 career goals. Glading is also tied for 14th in Virginia history in career points, 16th in career assists and tied for 17th in career goals. In addition, he has ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in scoring, goals and assists in each of his first three seasons.

He was a second-team All-American last season after leading the team in goals four times and assists on 10 occasions.

Glading and the Cavaliers open their season this Saturday (Feb. 14) against Drexel at Klckner Stadium. Faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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