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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Danny Glading has been named one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy, given annually to the top lacrosse player in the nation. The award will be presented at the Tewaaraton Award Foundation’s annual banquet on May 28.

A senior from Bethesda, Md., he is one of the team captains and earned All-ACC honors for the third consecutive season this year. A starter since his freshman year, he recently became just the sixth player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to score at least 100 career goals and add 100 assists.

He leads the team in scoring with 51 points and 27 assists and ranks in the top 12 nationally in both categories. He has also scored 24 goals, third on the team. He has led the team in assists on eight occasions this season and in goals three times.

Glading received the WINA Award as UVa’s top male athlete this season at the athletics department’s annual awards banquet.

The other finalists are Syracuse midfielder Matt Abbott, Duke attackman Ned Crotty, Bryant attackman Zack Greer and Cornell midfielder Max Seibald.

Virginia and Syracuse are the only schools to have two different players win the Tewaaraton Trophy. Matt Ward won the award after leading Virginia to an undefeated national championship three years ago, while midfielder Chris Rotelli won it as a senior in 2003 after leading the Cavaliers to the national championship.

The Cavaliers host Villanova in the first round of the NCAA Championship Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The game is being televised by ESPNU.

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