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April 19, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke longstick midfielder CJ Costabile was named the final 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, April 18. Costabile won 10-of-13 face-offs, picked up four ground balls and added an assist to lead fifth-ranked Duke to a 13-9 victory over top-ranked and previously unbeaten Virginia on Saturday.
Costabile, who earned his first 2010 ACC weekly nod and second for the Blue Devils this season (Feb. 15, Zach Howell), won 77 percent of the restarts he took against Virginia, which had previously won 57 percent of its face-offs coming into the game. The sophomore from Fairfield, Conn., added four ground balls and provided the game-winning assist after winning a face-off and ground ball.
For the season, Costabile is 54-of-100 in face-offs for a .540 win percentage. He also ranks third on the team in ground balls with 46.
Fourth-seed Duke will battle No. 1 seed Virginia for the second time in seven days on Friday, April 23 at 5 p.m. ET in opening semifinals action of the ACC Championship, which will be held April 23 and 25 on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park. Other semifinals action on Friday includes No. 2 seed North Carolina versus No. 3 seed and host Maryland, which square off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
Last season, Duke captured its third-consecutive ACC Championship crown, defeating a tenacious North Carolina team, 15-13, at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.
For more information on the upcoming ACC Men's Lacrosse Championship, please visit: http://www.theacc.com/championships/10-mens-lacrosse-championship.html.