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CHARLOTTESVILLE – Va. – Hall of Fame UVa head men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia was named FieldTurf’s 2010 men’s NCAA DI Coach of the Year. The honor marks Starsia’s second win in the five-year history of the award. Starsia also won the award in 2008.

Entering his 19th season at the helm of the Cavalier program, Starsia has 316 career wins, needing 11 to pass Jack Emmer for the most wins all-time at the Division I level.

In 2010, Starsia’s UVa team was one of the most prolific in program history, holding down the No. 1 spot in the polls most of the season and capturing the ACC title as victors of the league’s regular season and tournament crowns. UVa’s 16 wins in 2010 stand only behind the 2006 NCAA title team’s 17 triumphs. Balanced across the board, UVa ranked No. 1 in the nation in scoring margin (5.22), winning percentage (.889) and ground balls (37.17) – No. 3 in the nation in offense (13.44), assists (8.17) and points (21.61) – No. 6 in defense (8.22). UVa finished the season with the No. 1 RPI and eight members of the 2010 edition of the Cavaliers were named All-Americans, and five of those honorees return in 2011.

Starisa has been named USILA’s National Coach of the Year twice (1985 & 1991), named the ACC Coach of the Year a record eight times (1995, ’96, ’99, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’06, ’09) and holds the ACC record with 215 career wins.

Dom Starsia and the Cavaliers open up the 2011 season on February 19 when Drexel comes to Charlottesville.

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