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Three Former Blue Devils to Take Part in MLL Playoffs
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/23/2012
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DURHAM, N.C.- Three former Blue Devil standouts will be competing in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) playoffs this weekend for the Long Island Lizards. CJ Costabile, Parker McKee and Mike Ward helped the Lizards earn the No. 4 seed in the playoffs with an 8-6 overall record.

Costabile has played in 10 games for the Lizards this season, grabbing 20 ground balls. He also leads the Long Island defense in goals scored with three. Costabile scored the game winning goal in a game on June 23, against the Denver Outlaws. He will be making his first playoff appearance.

McKee will be competing in his second playoffs with the Lizards. During the 2012 regular season, McKee competed in nine games, tallying one assist and picking up 25 ground balls on the season. During the playoffs in 2010, McKee grabbed four ground balls in two games played.

Ward will be making his third appearance in the playoffs. During the 2012 regular season, Ward tallied one assist in a 15-13 loss to the Rochester Rattlers on July 7. The midfielder has grabbed seven ground balls in nine games played on the year. In four previous playoff games, Ward has scored one goal and picked up four ground balls.

The fourth-seeded Lizards battle the No. 1 Denver Outlaws at 1 p.m. on ESPN2 at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass. No. 2 Chesapeake Bayhawks and the No. 3 Boston Cannons follow at 3:00 p.m. on ESPN2.