Maryland's Catalino and Virginia's Bratton Share ACC Weekly Lacrosse Accolade

March 8, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland junior attackman Grant Catalino and Virginia junior midfielder  were named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Co-Players of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, March 7.

Catalino had a career-best five goals, including the game-winner, one assist, and four groundballs in the seventh-ranked Terrapins’ 11-10 overtime victory over No. 9 Duke at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium. The Webster, N.Y., native tallied his first career overtime goal at the 1:50 mark in the extra period, while Maryland possessed the ball for only eight seconds of the overtime period. Catalino had two goals in the first quarter, one in the second and third and his final goal of the day in overtime. With his second goal of the game, Catalino reached the 100-point mark for his career and now has 104 points on 62 goals and 42 assists. Catalino was also a key component in Maryland’s defensive presence with his four groundballs and a caused turnover.

Maryland is now 56-17 all-time against Duke. The 56 wins are the most for the Terrapins against any one opponent, and the overtime win marked Maryland’s first since defeating Navy 8-7 in two OTs in 2007.

Rhamel BrattonBratton tallied a career-high four goals in No. 2 Virginia’s 11-10 victory in front of 7,501 fans at Klöckner Stadium over top-ranked Syracuse. The Huntington Station, N.Y, native’s goal at 5:46 in the second quarter helped erase an early 5-2 Orange lead and gave UVa the lead for good, 6-5. Bratton scored three of his goals unassisted on All-American goalie John Galloway and added two groundballs for the winning effort.

The last four meetings between Syracuse and Virginia in the series each have been determined by one goal, with UVa holding the 3-1 advantage during the span. The victory is also UVa’s second consecutive over Syracuse when the Orange are ranked No. 1 in the nation and the Cavaliers are No. 2.

ACC Men’s Lacrosse returns to action on Tuesday, March 9, when the Virginia Cavaliers play host to VMI. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.