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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Steele Stanwick headlines five Cavaliers who were named to the 2011 USILA All-America team as a first-team honoree, as announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Stanwick is a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist and the reigning ACC Player of the Year. He is No. 3 in the nation in assists (2.33 per game) and No. 4 in points (4.27 per game). A second-team honoree last season, Stanwick gives UVa at least one first-team All-American for a sixth-straight season.

Virginia placed Colin Briggs on the second-team and Chris LaPierre on the third team. The honors are the first for both Cavaliers. Briggs has had a career season with 24 goals and 12 assists. LaPierre is No. 16 nationally with 5.5 ground balls per game. Both Briggs and LaPierre joined Stanwick on the All-ACC team in 2011.

Goalie Adam Ghitelman and attackman Chris Bocklet round out UVa’s All-America selections on the honorable mention squad. Ghitelman was a third-team honoree in 2010, giving the senior two career All-America honors. Bocklet was also an honorable mention selection in 2010 when UVa had eight All-America honors.

Ghitelman is No. 4 all-time in NCAA goalie wins (48) and his 567 saves rank No. 2 all-time in the UVa annals. Bocklet is tops on the team with 41 goals and is two scores away from becoming the 13th Cavalier in program history with 100 career goals.

The Cavaliers return to action on Saturday in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship semifinal round. No. 7 seeded UVa will face No. 6 seeded Denver at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium. Faceoff is slated for 4 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN2 in HD.

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