Local products named Virginia men's lacrosse captains

Seniors and former Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference standouts Steele Stanwick and Chris Clements were chosen to be two of the four captains of the University of Virginia men's lacrosse team Thursday afternoon.

The other two captains named are midfielders Colin Briggs and Matt Kuglar.

Clements moved to defense in January from shortstick defensive midfielder position and also saw time as a longstick midfielder. The St. Paul's grad appeared in all 18 games in 2011, starting 14. He picked up 46 groundballs and caused 13 turnovers.

Clements had three groundballs and two crucial caused turnovers in UVa's 9-7 victory in the 2011 Division I national championship game over Atlantic Coast Conference rival the University of Maryland on Memorial Day at M&T Bank Stadium.

He was a three-sport star with Crusaders, known for his blazing speed on the football and lacrosse fields.

However, he missed the entire 2010 season with a knee injury ay Virginia, which eventual prompted his move to defense.

Stanwick, who was also a captain last season as a junior, won the Tewaaraton Trophy, awarded to the top collegiate lacrosse player in the country after an outstanding campaign in which he was named the ACC Player of the Year and USILA first-team All-American.

The Loyola Blakefield product contributed 32 goals and 38 assists for the champion Cavaliers, including nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in the 2011 NCAA tournament, just four away from matching an NCAA Tournament record set by Cornell University's Eamon McEneaney in 1987.

At Loyola, Stanwick was named the Towson Times and Baltimore Messenger Player of the Year twice after leading the Dons to successive A Conference titles. He also was a point guard on the basketball team and a soccer striker.

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