Duke Men's Lacrosse BIO
9 CJ Costabile
Career: 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner and 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy finalist ... 2012 Lt. j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Award as nation's top midfielder ... a four-time USILA All-America selection (HM in 2009, third team in 2010 and 2011, first team in2012) ... 2012 ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year ... finished his career as Duke's all-time leader in ground balls (376) ... a two-time All-ACC choice and the 2012 ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
2012: Played in all 20 games as a longstick midfielder and faceoff specialist ... selected as the recipient for the Lt. j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Award as the nation's top midfielder ... voted to the USILA All-America first team ... an All-ACC selection and chosen by the ACC coaches as the Co-Defensive Player of the Year ... led the team with a career-high 144 ground balls ... completed the season with a .526 win percentage at the X (143-of-272) ... compiled 21 caused turnovers to rank second for the Blue Devils ... ranked first in the ACC and seventh nationally in ground balls per game ... had at least five ground balls in 17 games ... picked up 10-plus grounders in three games ... had a career-high 15 ground balls in the NCAA quarterfinal win over Colgate (5/20) ... also won 14-of-20 faceoffs against the Raiders ... had 11 ground balls and three caused turnovers in the come-from-behind victory over Marist (4/7) ... also handed out two assists in the comeback win over the Red Foxes ... corralled 10 loose balls in win versus Dartmouth (3/18) ... won at least 50 percent of his restarts in 11 contests ... was successful on 13-of-22 faceoffs with nine ground balls in regular season win over North Carolina (3/16) ... named to the ACC All-Tournament Team after helping Duke to ACC title with 11 ground balls, a goal and 15 wins at the X in the two games ... completed the 2012 season with seven goals and four assists for 11 points ... ... also had a goal in the NCAA semifinal loss to Maryland (5/26) ... netted a crucial goal versus the Terrapins in the ACC Tournament semifinal victory (4/20) ... notched a goal and an assist against Penn (2/24) and Denver (4/27) ... ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Capital One Academic All-America second team ... USILA Scholar All-American ... All-ACC Academic team ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2011: Played in all 20 games at longstick midfield ... USILA All-America third team selection ... voted to the All-ACC team ... led team with 95 ground balls ... ranked second in caused turnovers with 23 ... finished season with four goals and five assists for nine points ... tallied a career-high four points from one goal and three assists against Dartmouth (3/20) ... had a goal and an assist in ACC Tournament victory over Virginia (4/22) ... posted a goal in NCAA Tournament first round against Delaware (5/14) ... picked up 10-plus ground balls in three games ... collected a season-high 11 ground balls in regular season win over Maryland (3/5) ... went 97-of-186 (.522) at the faceoff X ... won a season-best 11-of-15 draws and picked up 10 ground balls against then No. 1 Syracuse (4/3) ... registered at least one ground ball in 18 games ... had three caused turnovers in NCAA semifinal contest versus Maryland (5/28) ... forced at least one turnover in 15 contests ... All-ACC Academic Team ... ACC Honor Roll selection.
2010: Played in all 20 contests as a longstick midfielder … voted to USILA All-America third team … named to the NCAA All-Tournament team after scoring the overtime game-winning goal in the NCAA Championship game versus Notre Dame (5/31) … won 6-of-10 faceoffs against the Fighting Irish, including winning the faceoff en route to tallying the game-winner … finished the year with four goals and five assists for nine points … posted a .543 win percentage (75-of-138) in restarts and picked up 65 ground balls to rank third on the team in pickups … registered four goals, won 15-of-22 battles at the X and forced five turnovers in the four NCAA Tournament games … chipped in two markers and won 7-of-9 faceoffs in the NCAA quarterfinal win over North Carolina (5/22) … added one goal in the semifinal victory over Virginia (5/29) … registered game-winning assist and captured 10-of-13 restarts in regular season contest against Virginia (4/17) … was named ACC Player of the Week after his performance against the Cavaliers … won a season-high 13 faceoffs and picked up nine ground balls against Maryland (3/6) … named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... ACC Honor Roll selection.