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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team placed three Cavaliers on the 2010 All-ACC Women’s Lacrosse Team, as announced by the league office Wednesday. Senior All-American Kaitlin Duff is making her third-straight appearance on the team, while senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein and junior defender Liz Downs are being recognized for the first time.

Duff, one of the most well rounded players in program history, leads the Cavaliers with 31 goals, 47 points, 37 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers this season. The midfielder from Bethesda, Md., is only the second Cavalier to reach 100 in five career statistical categories and is eight caused turnovers shy of breaking the program’s all-time mark.

Kalkstein hails from Baltimore, Md., and has become one of the most dominant players on the draw control. Kalkstein holds the UVa and ACC records for career draws, in addition to UVa’s single season mark, winning 79 so far this season. Kalkstein ranks second nationally in the category this season and is tied for second on the team in goals (28), assists (16) and points (44) this year, in addition to sharing the team lead in caused turnovers (23) and sitting second in ground balls (29).

Downs, an All-South Region honoree a year ago, is the anchor to the Cavaliers’ defense. A native of Alexandria, Va., Downs has started every game of her career and has scooped up 22 ground balls this season, in addition to causing 15 turnovers to go with nine draw controls. Behind Downs, Virginia’s defense is ranked among the top-25 nationally.

The Cavaliers will open play at the 2010 ACC Tournament tomorrow, facing Virginia Tech at Maryland’s Ludwig Field. Opening draw is slated for 5 p.m.

2010 All-ACC Honorees
Lauren Costello, Senior, Attack, Boston College
Kristin Igoe, Sophomore, Midfield, Boston College
Sarah Bullard, Junior, Midfield, Duke
Lindsay Gilbride, Senior, Midfield, Duke
Danielle Kachulis, Senior, Midfield, Duke
Kat Thomas, Sophomore, Midfield, Duke
Karri Ellen Johnson, Sophomore, Attack, Maryland
Caitlyn McFadden, Senior, Midfield, Maryland
Sarah Mollison, Junior, Attack, Maryland
Katie Schwarzmann, Freshman, Midfield, Maryland
Karissa Taylor, Senior, Defense, Maryland
Corey Donohoe, Junior, Attack, North Carolina
Mia Hurrin, Junior, Defense, North Carolina
Logan Ripley, Senior, Goalkeeper, North Carolina
Jenn Russell, Senior, Midfield, North Carolina
Liz Downs, Junior, Defense, Virginia
Kaitlin Duff, Senior, Midfield, Virginia
Brittany Kalkstein, Senior, Midfield, Virginia

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