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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Ken Clausen and Steele Stanwick were Virginia’s representatives on the 12-man All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse squad announced by the league office. The All-ACC team is determined by a vote of the league’s four head coaches. The Virginia duo represents two of the eight Tewaaraton Trophy candidates on the 2010 All-ACC squad.

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.

Earning his first All-ACC nod, Clausen hails from Downingtown, Pa., and is in the midst of a stellar season on the defensive side of the ball. He ranks No. 7 nationally with 2.17 caused turnovers a game (tops in the ACC) for a defense that has held all of its opponents except for Towson under their scoring average for the season. A finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, Clausen has the opportunity this season to become UVa’s first three-time first-team All-American. Clausen also earned an All-American honorable mention nod as a freshman.

Inside Lacrosse most recently named Stanwick the player of the game after UVa’s 7-5 triumph over No. 2 North Carolina at the Big City Classic, held in the New Meadowlands. The Baltimore, Md., native has scored nine goals and dished out three assists in his past three games, including victories over the then No. 2 Tar Heels and then No. 4 Maryland Terrapins. Stanwick leads the team with 21 assists, and is second with 21 goals for a share of the team lead with 42 points. This is Stanwick’s first career mention on the All-ACC team after being named ACC Rookie of the Year in 2009.

Virginia, the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament, clashes with No. 4 seed Duke on Friday in the semifinal round in College Park, Md. Faceoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Capital One Field, inside Byrd Stadium.

2010 All-ACC Honorees (listed by team alphabetically)
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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