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23 Mike Abbott
Mike  Abbott

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Syracuse, N.Y.

High School:
Nottingham

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 180

Position:
Midfield


WORTH NOTING: Strong with good speed ... will contribute at the faceoff X and on offense this season ... hard left-handed shooter who may also see time in extra man offense.

AT VIRGINIA: 2003--Played in seven games as the second faceoff man ... won 65.5 percent of his faceoffs (19 of 29), the highest percentage among all ACC players ... won four of seven faceoffs and had three ground balls in his debut against Drexel ... won one of two faceoffs in his hometown, Syracuse ... had his most productive outing in the first round of the NCAA playoffs vs. Mount St. Mary's ... led the team with a career-high eight ground balls and scored his first goal ... also won 10 of 13 faceoffs ... won both faceoffs vs. Maryland in the national semifinals.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four letters in lacrosse ... All-American ... four-year starter and two-time captain ... first-team All-Central New York as a junior and senior ... first-team all-league last three seasons ... fourth-leading scorer in school history with 146 goals and 79 assists ... also earned three letters in hockey, earning first-team All-Central New York as a senior ... first-team all-league as junior and senior ... fourth all-time in scoring with 135 points ... lettered in golf as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Son of Lorie and Tom Abbott ... born 11-11-83 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... has a brother, Matt (16) and a sister, Melissa (14) ... National Honor Society president ... ranked in the top-10 in his class ... won the Senior Science Award and the Anthropology Award ... his father is a top NCAA lacrosse official and remains one of Syracuse's all-time leading scorers.

ABBOTT STATISTICALLY

Year Games G.Balls Shots Goals Assists PtsFO (Pct.)Pen
2003 7 16 5 1 0 119-10 (.655) 0

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