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April 23, 1997

Doug Knight was named MVP of the ACC Tournament.
(File photo)

Cavaliers Dominate All-ACC Team

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Five UVa men's lacrosse players have been named to the 1997 All-ACC Team, it was announced Wednesday. Duke also had five players named to the team.

The University of Maryland had two players named to the team.

Cavalier Doug Knight was selected the MVP of the ACC Tournament.

From Virginia, Knight, Michael Watson, David Wren, David Curry and Tommy Smith were selected to the team.

In addition, Curry, Knight, Chris Sanderson, Smith and Wren were selected to the All-ACC Tournament Team.

1997 Men's Lacrosse All-ACC Team

Attack- Matt Hahn (Md.); Doug Knight (Uva); Michael Watson (Uva); John Fay (Duke).
Midfield- Jim Gonnella (Duke); David Wren (Uva); David Curry (Uva).
Defense- Dave LaChapelle (Md.); Tyler Hardy (Duke); Greg Ehrnman (Duke), Tommy Smith (Uva).
Goalie- Joe Kirmser (Duke).

ACC Player of the Year: Michael Watson, Uva
ACC Rookie of the Year: Jason Hard, Uva
ACC Coach of the Year: Dom Starsia, Uva

1997 Men's Lacrosse All-ACC Tournament Team

Maryland- Scott Hochstadt.
Duke- John Fay, Jim Gonnella, Joe Kirmser, Jim O'Connell.
UNC- Merrill Turnbull.
Viginia- David Curry, Doug Knight, Chris Sanderson, Tommy Smith, David Wren.

Tournament MVP- Doug Knight, Uva


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