DURHAM, N.C.-Duke University senior CJ Costabile has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 men's lacrosse Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Costabile is one of three finalists from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 20 candidates announced in February. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award website through May 14. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I men's head coaches' votes to determine the winner.
Costabile, a longstick midfielder, has helped lead the Blue Devils to a 9-3 record this season. He anchors Duke's faceoff game, winning 77-of-141 draws for a .546 win percentage and an ACC-best 73 ground balls. He ranks second on the team and eighth in the league with 11 caused turnovers. Equally as dangerous offensively, Costabile has four goals and an assist this season and 19 goals and 17 assists for 36 points for his career. His 36 points are the most by current long poles in Division I lacrosse.
The native of New Fairfield, Conn., has played in 71 career games, won 54 percent (298-of-556) of his faceoffs and picked up 305 ground balls. His 305 grounders rank second among active players and third among Duke players in the previous 20 years. Costabile is a two-time USILA All-America third team selection and was twice named to the All-ACC Academic squad.
Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winner during the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, which will be held May 26 and 28 in Boston.
For more information on all the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
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