Cavaliers put four on All-ACC team

GREENSBORO, N.C. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- For the first time in a decade, the All-ACC men's lacrosse team includes four players from Virginia.

UVA junior attackman Michael Kraus earned All-ACC honors for the third time in his career, while junior midfielder Dox Aitken and senior midfielder Ryan Conrad both made the team for the second time. Sophomore attackman Matt Moore earned his first All-ACC honor.

Kraus leads the ACC with 4.64 points and 2.00 assists per game, while his 2.64 goals-per-game average is tied with teammate Ian Laviano for best in the conference. Despite missing three games this spring, Kraus is second on the Cavaliers with 51 points and 22 assists, and fourth on the team with 29 goals.

Moore leads the Wahoos with 59 points and 25 assists, while his 34 goals are second on the team behind Laviano's 37. Last year's ACC Freshman of the Year as a midfielder, Moore's 4.2 points and 1.79 assists per game both rank second in the league this spring behind Kraus. Moore also ranks fourth on the Wahoos with 34 ground balls.

Aitken's 31 goals are third on the Cavaliers, while his 37 points rank fourth on the team. His 99 career goals are a UVA record for midfielders, and his 128 career points are one shy of the school's all-time record for midfielders.

Conrad's 64 ground balls are second on the team, and most in the country by an offensive player. He has added 14 goals and 17 assists this spring.

As a team, UVA leads the ACC in scoring at 14.29 goals per game. The Wahoos are the top seed in this weekend's conference tournament in Chapel Hill. They'll face the winner of Thursday's North Carolina/Syracuse first-round game in Saturday's semifinals.



 
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