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6 Ryan Curtis
Ryan  Curtis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Potomac, Md.

High School:
Landon School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
Defense

WORTH NOTING: The top defenseman in the nation * preseason national Player of the Year and "Player to Watch" by Lacrosse magazine * preseason All-American * received the Schmeisser Award as the outstanding defensive player in the country last season * co-captain in '00 * strong, intense player, with a ferocious appetite for competition * draws the assignment of shutting down the opposition's top offensive threat.

AT VIRGINIA: 1999-Key performer in UVa's march to the national title * first-team All-America and National Defensive Player of the Year * All-ACC and All-ACC Tournament * led UVa close defensemen with 42 ground balls, while adding the first two goals of his career (North Carolina, Butler) * earned ACC Player of the Week honors for spearheading a defensive effort that held Princeton to just four goals * season-high eight ground balls vs. Delaware in NCAA quarterfinals * held Delaware's John Grant, the nation's leading scorer, to just one goal in the second half as UVa gained a come-from-behind win * limited Syracuse's Ryan Powell to only two goals in the NCAA title game * named to the NCAA All-Tournament team ... shared the team's defensive MVP Award with Peter Ragosa.
1998-Earned second-team All-America honors despite being hampered by a knee injury * played in 12 games * injured in the first Syracuse game, which made him miss the next game and be less than 100 percent for most of the season * had held Syracuse's Casey Powell without a goal, but Powell scored five once Curtis left the game injured * limited Princeton's Jon Hess to one goal as the Cavaliers upset the Tigers * named to the All-ACC Tournament team * won UVa's Defensive MVP Award.
1997-Played in 11 games as a freshman * showed steady, regular improvement over the course of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: All-League, All-County, All-Metro selection and team Defensive Player of the Year in lacrosse at Landon * had one assist while competing for the U.S. 19-Under team in 1996 * also a standout football player, earning All-League and All-County and team MVP honors * was football captain his senior year.

PERSONAL: Born 3-10-78 in Towson, Md. * son of Marty and Mike Curtis * Honor Roll student * father played football at Duke and for the Baltimore Colts in the NFL * brother Clay played lacrosse at Duke * religious studies major.

CURTIS STATISTICALLY

Year Games G.Balls Shots Goals Assists Pts
1997 11 20 0 0 0 0
1998 12 19 0 0 0 0
1999 16 42 2 2 0 2
Career 39 81 2 2 0 2

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