May 28, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s lacrosse players Michael Howard and Zed Williams were named to the 2016 USILA All-America team, as announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Both Cavaliers were named honorable mention All-Americans.

The All-America accolades are the first for Howard (long-stick midfielder) and Williams (midfield).

Howard (Richmond, Va.) is one of the nation’s most dynamic long-stick midfielders. Howard ranks No. 1 on UVA and No. 4 in the ACC with 3.80 ground balls per game. He leads all long-poles in the ACC in ground balls. Howard was UVA’s lone All-ACC honoree. Howard added two goals and one assist.

Williams (Irving, N.Y.) led UVA’s midfield with 22 goals and finished the season with 27 total points. Williams is one of the nation’s most versatile midfielders, finishing No. 2 on UVA and No. 5 in the ACC with 3.60 ground balls per game.