The ACC announced the men's and women's All-ACC lacrosse teams today, and four Cavaliers were honored.
For the men's team, fourth year Michael Howard was the lone member from the Cavaliers. The honor is the first of his career.
For the 2016 season, Howard has been stellar. The long stick midfielder has 16 caused turnovers on the season to go with 50 ground balls (tied for team-high with midfielder Zed Williams). Howard leads long-poles in the ACC with 3.57 ground balls per game. He scored his first career goal last weekend in an 8-7 victory over the Georgetown Hoyas, and has one assist.
On the women's side, second year Kasey Behr, fourth year Mary Alati, and third year Maggie Preas were all named to the All-ACC Second Team.
Behr leads the team in points with 36 goals and three assists as a tough attacker. On top of her abilities around the goal, Behr has 33 draw controls on the season, good for second on the team.
Alati, a team captain for 2016, is a utility midfielder for the Cavaliers and has added eight goals, 14 assists, 33 ground balls, and 20 caused turnovers.
Preas leads the team (tied with teammate Maggie Jackson) in draw controls with 34 on the season. The tenacious defender has also added 12 caused turnovers and 21 ground balls in 16 starts.
The Virginia women's team will face Duke Thursday at 2:30pm for the first round of the ACC tournament, while the men's team takes on Brown Saturday evening at 7:00pm. Both games will be shown on ESPN3.