Notebook: UVa.'s Stanwick named ACC Offensive Player of Year

Virginia senior attackman Steele Stanwick (Loyola) is the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday.

Stanwick is the fourth player in league history to be named Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons and the first Cavalier to win the award more than once. This is the first season awards were given separately to offensive and defensive players. Stanwick leads the nation in assists (44) and is third nationally in points per game (4.9).

Maryland junior long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt shared the ACC Defensive Player of the Year award with Duke's CJ Costabile, and Terps freshman defenseman Goran Murray was named Freshman of the Year.

In the Patriot League, Navy senior goalkeeper RJ Wickham garnered first-team All-League honors for the second time in his career. Sophomore attackman Tucker Hull and second-year long-stick midfielder Pat Kiernan were both named to the second team.

Division III men

Salisbury finished its regular season as the No. 1 team in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III coaches poll.

Division I women

Navy coach Cindy Timchal was voted Patriot League Coach of the Year, while junior attacker Jasmine DePompeo repeated as the Offensive Player of the Year and freshman attacker Loren Generi was named Rookie of the Year.

DePompeo was chosen to the All-League first team and was joined by senior defender Kierstin King (Hereford) and junior midfielder Kathy Young. Generi was named to the second team along with senior defender Dominique Wright and freshman midfielder Jess Fellows.

DePompeo, Young, King and sophomore midfielder Jill Coughlin (St.Mary's) were chosen to the league's All-Academic Team.

Bucknell sophomore midfielder Katelyn Miller (McDonogh) was named to the All-Patriot League second team and chosen as the league's Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

In Top 20 action, No. 13 Cornell beat host Binghamton, 17-8, as Kelly Lang came off the bench to score a career-high four goals and lead the Big Red (10-4) past the Bearcats (3-12) in the teams' first meeting. Binghamton pulled within 10-5 early in the second half, but Cornell scored the next three goals to put the game out of reach.

Division III women

Junior Katie Bollhorst (St. Mary's) led No. 1 Salisbury with three goals and three assists as the Sea Gulls (17-0) advanced to the Capital Athletic Conference championship game with a 9-4 win over No. 17 Stevenson (9-7).

The victory extends the Sea Gulls' conference winning streak to 86. Salisbury will host the CAC championship at 6 p.m. Saturday against York, a 9-6 winner over Mary Washington.

Goucher (5-10) scored five goals on five shots in the first 3:36 and led 16-3 at halftime in a 21-6 win over visiting Gwynedd-Mercy (7-8). Senior Becca Smith had a game-high six goals for the Gophers.

In other news, Salisbury sits unanimously atop the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Top 20 coaches poll for the second week in a row.

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