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Costabile, Rotanz Named to All-America First Team
Friday 05/24/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C.-Duke University seniors CJ Costabile and Robert Rotanz were selected to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America first team to headline the Blue Devils' five All-America honorees. Michael Manley, Justin Turri and Jordan Wolf also represented Duke.

Manley and Wolf both picked up second team honors, while Turri was voted to the honorable mention squad. Duke was one of four schools along - Virginia, Princeton and Notre Dame being the other three - to have two players represented on the first team. The first team honors are the first for both Costabile and Rotanz. Overall, Duke is the only team to have four players picked for the first two teams and one of five schools to have at least five players represented.

Rotanz, a 2012 All-ACC selection and honorable mention All-America choice in 2011, is having a standout senior season. He currently leads all Duke goal scorers with 38 goals and has 46 points overall. Rotanz posted a career-high six points from five goals and an assist to lead Duke to its sixth consecutive NCAA semifinal appearance. The native of Westport, Conn., has recorded at least four goals in five games this season and has seven hat tricks on the year. His eight goals in this season's NCAA Tournament ranks tied for 10th at Duke for goals in an NCAA Tournament history and is two shy of moving into the top five. Rotanz has been held without a point just one time this season and has registered at least one goal in 16 of the team's 19 games. For his career, Rotanz has played in 76 games, with 45 starting assignments, scored 76 goals with 18 assists for 94 points. He has three game-winning goals in 2012 and eight for his career.

Costabile picks up his fourth All-America honor after being named to the third team in 2010 and 2011 and the honorable mention squad in 2009. The 2012 ACC-Co Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All-ACC choice, Costabile has helped anchor Duke's faceoff game and defense throughout his career. The New Fairfield, Conn., native recently helped guide Duke to its sixth straight NCAA semifinal with a career-high 15 ground balls and 14 faceoff victories in the17-6 win over Colgate. Costabile currently leads the ACC and ranks seventh nationally in ground balls with 7.16 per game and has 136 overall. His 368 career ground balls are the most in Duke history as he surpassed goaltender Joe Kirmser's 327 ground balls in the ACC semifinal win over Maryland.

Voted to the Capital One Academic All-District squad, Costabile has picked up at least five ground balls in 16 of his 19 games this season and has nine-plus pickups in six contests. He has had equal success at the X in 2012, winning at least 50 percent of his draws 11 times. Overall for the year, he is 133-of-251 (.530) at the faceoff X. Defensively Costabile has been outstanding as well, ranking second on the team with 19 caused turnovers, including a season-best three in Duke's come-from-behind win over Marist.

Manley, a 2010 third team All-America selection, has anchored Duke's close defense all season. He currently leads the Blue Devils and ranks third in caused turnovers with 26. He has collected a career-best 52 ground balls this season and helped lead Duke to an 8.89 goals against average over the course of the 19 games. He picked up five-plus ground balls in three games and had three contests with at least three caused turnovers. Manley also has had a career year offensively for the Blue Devils with two goals and two assists. For his career, the Keuka Park, N.Y., native has started 73 of 74 career games, picked up 153 ground balls, registered 56 caused turnovers and scored four goals and four assists.

Wolf, a two-time All-ACC pick, collects his second consecutive All-America accolade after being named honorable mention in 2011. The attackman leads the team and ranks third in the ACC with 63 points (32g, 31a). He has at least one goal in 16 games this season and has registered 15 multiple point outings. He had a career-high five goals in Duke's win over Jacksonville this season and finished with a career-best seven points in the victory over Dartmouth. He became the 39th Duke player to amass 100 career points when he tallied six points in Duke's victory over then No. 1 Virginia. He currently has 114 career points from 63 goals and 51 assists in 39 career games. Wolf ranks 32nd in Duke history in career points and is just five points shy of reaching the top 30.

Turri, a fifth-year senior midfielder, captures his second All-America award after earning second team recognition in 2011. A two-time captain, Turri currently ranks fifth on the team in scoring with 17 goals and 12 assists for 29 points. He has a team-best four games with three-plus assists, including three helpers in Duke's NCAA quarterfinal win over Colgate. The West Islip, N.Y., native has been outstanding in the NCAA Tournament during his career, registering at least one goal in eight of his 12 games. He currently ranks ninth in Duke history with 14 career NCAA Tournament goals and is seventh with 26 points.

Duke continues its NCAA Tournament run this weekend in the NCAA semifinals on May 26 against Maryland. The Blue Devils and Terrapins face off at 5 p.m., on ESPN2 at Gillette Stadium.

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