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Seven Cavalier Men Earn All-American Honors

May 29, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - Seven Cavaliers were named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American teams announced this past weekend at the NCAA Championships. Virginia joins Cornell, Duke and Princeton with the most selections.

Junior attackman Ben Rubeor earned first-team All-American honors for the first time and headlines the Virginia contingent. He was the team's leading scorer this season and finished ranked sixth nationally in goals (46) and total points (68). He is the first Cavalier attackman named to the first team as a junior since Conor Gill in 2001.

Senior midfielder Drew Thompson was named second-team All-American for the second year in a row. One of the top all-around middies in the country, he scored 11 goals and added nine assists this season, while winning more than 56 percent of his faceoffs. He was one of only seven midfielders this season to score at least 40 goals and add 40 assists in a career.

Senior defenseman Ricky Smith earned third-team accolades for the second year in a row. Typically assigned to the opposition's top attackman, he helped spearhead a defense that allowed an average of eight goals per game. A deft stickhandler, he led the nation with 38 caused turnovers and was seventh nationally among close defensemen with 54 ground balls.

Sophomore attackman Danny Glading earned third-team recognition for the first time this season. One of three sophomores named to the top-three teams, he was second on the team behind Rubeor with 31 goals and 48 total points. His older brother, Billy, was a third-team All-American midfielder for the Cavaliers in 2003.

Senior goalie Kip Turner, sophomore longstick midfielder Mike Timms and freshman defenseman Ken Clausen all received honorable mention recognition.

Turner finished with a .552 save percentage this season while allowing fewer than eight goals per game. An All-ACC choice this season, he recorded a career-high 144 saves and finished his career 10th in school history with 412 saves.

Timms is one of only two longstick midfielders, along with first-teamer Nick O'Hara from Duke, selected to the All-American squads. He snagged 56 ground balls, fifth in the country among LSMs and was fourth among all players with 28 caused turnovers.

Clausen is one of only four freshmen selected (along with Steven Boyle from Johns Hopkins, Georgetown's Andrew Brancaccio and Will Yeatman from Notre Dame). Clausen stared all 16 games on close defense for the Cavaliers this season and was third in the country among close defensemen with 66 ground balls.

The complete team is listed below.

First Team
Attack: Matt Danowski (Duke), Zack Greer (Duke), Frank Resetarits (Albany), Ben Rubeor (Virginia)

Midfield: Bill Looney (Navy), Nick O'Hara (Duke), Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins), Max Seibald (Cornell)

Defense: Casey Carroll (Duke), Mitch Belisle (Cornell), Zach Jungers (Princeton)

Goalkeeper: Matt McMonagle (Cornell)

? Second Team
Attack: David Mitchell (Cornell), Eric Pittard (Cornell), Brendan Cannon (Georgetown)

Midfield: Alex Smith (Delaware), Jordan Levine (Albany), John Glynn (Cornell), Drew Thompson (Virginia)

Defense: Dan Cocoziello (Princeton), Ray Megill (Maryland), Jerry Lambe (Georgetown), Steve Whittenberg (Maryland)

Goalkeeper: Alex Hewitt (Princeton)

Third Team
Attack: Danny Glading (Virginia), Drew Westervelt (UMBC), Merrick Thompson (Albany)

Midfield: Mark Kovler (Princeton), Dan Groot (Maryland), Stephen Peyser (Johns Hopkins), Scott Sowanick (Princeton)

Defense: Tony McDevitt (Duke), Ricky Smith (Virginia), Tim Kaiser (North Carolina)

Goalkeeper: Dan Loftus (Duke)

Honorable Mention
Attack: Craig Andrzejewski (Pennsylvania), Bobby Griebe (Towson), Brandon Corp (Colgate), Nick Bonacci (Dartmouth), Brian Hubschmann (Notre Dame), Andy Gallagher (UMBC), Michael Phipps (Maryland), Mike Leveille (Syracuse), Jake Byrne (Johns Hopkins), Steven Boyle (Johns Hopkins), Peter Trombino (Princeton), Bart Wagner (North Carolina), Will Yeatman (Notre Dame)

Midfield: Brad Ross (Duke), Andrew Brancaccio (Georgetown), Mike Podgajny (Notre Dame), Greg Downing (Fairfield), Kevin Unterstein (Hofstra), Brett Garber (Massachusetts), Patrick Heim (Penn State), Terry Kimener (UMBC), Jordan Hall (Delaware), Andrew Spack (Loyola), Daniel D'Agnes (Georgetown), Dan Hardy (Syracuse), Nick Tintle (North Carolina), Steve Brooks (Syracuse), Mike Timms (Virginia)

Defense: Chris Peyser (Princeton), Adam Crystal (Drexel), Jordan DiNola (Navy), Matthew Moyer (Cornell), Colin Hulme (Colgate), Chris O'Dougherty (Rutgers), Sean Dougherty (Notre Dame), Michael Evans (Johns Hopkins), Ken Clausen (Virginia)

Goalkeeper: Kip Turner (Virginia), Miles Kass (Georgetown), Brett Queener (Albany), Joey Kemp (Notre Dame)




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