GREENSBORO — The ACC has honored four individuals as recipients of the mens lacrosse annual awards, announced Tuesday as voted on by the leagues four head coaches.
North Carolinas Marcus Holman was named the Offensive Player of the Year, Dukes Brendan Fowler garnered Defensive Player of the Year accolades. North Carolinas Joe Breschi was named the Coach of the Year and Virginias Tanner Scales earned Freshman of the Year.
Men: N.C. State, Wake Forest and ninth-seeded Duke each earned spots in the Division I championship field, which begins May 10.
The Blue Devils will host Coastal Carolina in the opening round. South Carolina and UNC Wilmington will also play in Durham with the winners meeting in the second round.
N.C. State will open play against Auburn at Norman, Okla. Fourth-seeded host Oklahoma plays Wichita State at the same site.
Wake Forest drew Northwestern in the opening round at No. 3 Georgia, which plays Binghamton.
Women: Second-seeded North Carolina, Duke and N.C. State made the womens field.
The Tar Heels play South Carolina State in the first round and will meet the Tennessee-Virginia Commonwealth winner should they advance.
N.C. State plays Notre Dame for the chance to play the winner of host Michigan, the 10th seed, against Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.
Duke meets Mississippi in Lubbock, Texas. College of Charleston plays No. 16 seed Texas Tech on the other side of that draw.
N.C. State: Sophomore shortstop Renada Davis and sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman were named the ACC Player and Pitcher of the Week.
Track and Field
N.C. State: Thrower Tremanisha Taylor has been named ACC Womens co-Performer of the Week, along with Florida State distance runner Amanda Winslow, the league office announced.
Saint Augustines: The Falcons maintained their No. 1 ranking in the Division II mens U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll for the fifth straight week.
East Carolina: Junior forward Robert Sampson and redshirt freshman forward Yasin Kolo have decided to transfer, Pirates coach Jeff Lebo announced.