2008 All-ACC Women's Lacrosse Team Announced
April 24, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Highlighting the 2008 All-ACC Women's Lacrosse Team is 2007 Conference Player of the Year Dana Dobbie of Maryland and 2007 ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player Kendall McBrearty of Virginia. The 19-member squad, which was announced Thursday evening, is determined by a vote of the league's six head coaches.
Maryland, which earned the top seed in this weekend's ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship, placed a league-high five representatives to the 2008 squad, which is determined by a vote of the league's six head coaches, while Duke, North Carolina and Virginia added four each to the roster.
Dobbie leads the country this season in draw controls with 87, averaging over six per outing. The Terrapin senior midfielder has been named ACC Player or Co-Player of the Week a league-leading three times this season and leads the ACC in goals per game (3.47). Joining Dobbie on this year's All-Conference squad for the Terps is classmates Kelly Kasper, Lauren Cohen, and Katie Pumphrey, and sophomore Caitlin McFadden.
In addition to McBrearty, a trio of Cavaliers line the roster, including Claire Bordley, Ashley McCulloch and Kaitlin Duff. McBrearty leads the ACC in both goals against average (GAA) and save percentage, and ranks third nationally in GAA and sixth nationally in save percentage. The foursome helped the Cavs secure a flawless 7-0 home win mark this season, dating UVa's home winning streak (12 straight) back to April 11 of last season.
The 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship will begin Thursday, April 24 on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. The three-day event will be held at the Cavalier's football field, Scott Stadium, which hosted the Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1977 and 1982. For more information about the 2008 ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship, please visit TheACC.com.
Individual awards, such as Player and Coach of the Year, will be voted by the league's head coaches following the last regular season game and announced by the league office in May.