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Feb. 4, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior attacker Casey Bocklet (South Salem, N.Y.) was named an at-large selection on the 2014 Preseason All-ACC Team in honors announced by Atlantic Coast Conference today (Feb. 4) and determined by a vote of the conference’s eight head coaches.

The conference also announced that No. 8 Virginia has been predicted to finish fifth in the ACC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll.

Bocklet, a 2013 third-team All-American, led the Cavaliers in goals (44), assists (23) and points (67) last season. Bocklet had a strong showing in the postseason, being named to the ACC All-Tournament team after scoring five goals with two assists before going on to log 10 points in the NCAA Tournament, scoring seven goals with three assists, helping to lead the Cavaliers to the quarterfinals.

Seven of the eight ACC institutions were recognized on the Preseason All-ACC Team, led by Maryland with three selections. North Carolina, Syracuse, Boston College and Duke each had two student-athletes named to the team, while Notre Dame and Virginia each had one student-athlete tabbed.

2013 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Champion North Carolina has been selected as the preseason favorite in the ACC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll, receiving four first-place votes and 60 points in the balloting among the ACC’s eight head coaches. Reigning ACC Champion and NCAA runner-up Maryland was selected second with two first- place votes and 54 points, while ACC newcomer and 2013 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Final Four participant Syracuse followed close behind with two first-place votes and 53 points for third.

The top three of the ACC Preseason Coaches Poll mirrors that of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s poll as North Carolina enters the season as the nation’s No. 1 team, Maryland No. 2 and Syracuse No. 3, while Duke is ranked No. 6, Virginia No. 8, Notre Dame No. 11 and Boston College No. 20. Virginia Tech is receiving votes in the IWLCA’s Preseason Top 20 poll.

Virginia opens the 2014 campaign taking on No. 4 Northwestern on Sunday, Feb. 9 in a neutral-site game at Kennesaw State near Atlanta, Ga. The Cavaliers home opener will be on Saturday, Feb. 15 when they host No. 9 Loyola at 1 p.m. at Klockner Stadium.

Single-game reserved seats are available for all women’s home games for $7. Single-game general admission adult tickets for women’s home games are $5, while youth (18 and under), seniors (60 and over), and UVa faculty and staff tickets are $4 each.

ACC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll
1. North Carolina (4 first place votes, 60 points)
2. Maryland (2 first place votes, 54 points)
3. Syracuse (2 first place votes, 53 points)
4. Duke (34)
5. Virginia (29)
6. Notre Dame (27)
7. Boston College (23)
8. Virginia Tech (8)

Preseason All-ACC Team

Abbey Friend, Sr., A North Carolina
Brooke Griffin, R-Jr., A, Maryland
Kayla Treanor, So., A, Syracuse

Taylor Cummings, So., M, Maryland
Kelly McPartland, Jr., M, Maryland
Mikaela Rix, Jr., M, Boston College

Sloane Serpe, Sr., D, North Carolina
Barbara Sullivan, Jr. D, Notre Dame
Taylor Virden, Sr., D, Duke

Casey Bocklet, Jr., A, Virginia
Alyssa Murray, Sr., A, Syracuse
Covie Stanwick, Jr., A, Boston College

Kelsey Duryea, So., GK, Duke

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