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Ben Rubeor

School

University of Virginia

Position
Attack
G
35
A
13
PTS
48
GB
36
Ben Rubeor

Classroom

An excellent student who was a third-team Academic All-America last year * Named to the All-ACC Academic men’s lacrosse team the last two years and the ACC Honor Roll three times * Majoring in English with a 3.56 cumulative GPA * After he graduates in the spring he will start in a graduate program at Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce to work toward his Masters of Science in Finance * Has considered going into the Peace Corps after he finishes with school.

Character

* Team captain for the second year year in a row * In 2007 received the Gray-Carrington Award, one of UVa’s highest student honors, for personal integrity, achievement, leadership and humility * Not just a leader on the field, but one of the nicest guys you have ever met off the field. Has been known to clean up the locker room after games, so the team managers won’t have to * Says Coach Dom Starsia, “His subtle touch among his teammates provides a charismatic accessibility shared by only a select few peak athletic performers. Ben has been ‘in the mix’ since his first day on Grounds and he is poised for another outstanding season.”

Community

Has worked at Camp Umoja, a summer camp for inner city children ACE (Athletes Committed to Community and Education), Charlottesville, VA - Teach math and reading to local grammar school students, Spring 2008 Special Olympics 10K Charity Run Volunteer, Charlottesville, VA - Helped raise $8,000 for local Special Olympics, Falls 2004-2007 Ronald McDonald House Volunteer, Charlottesville, VA - Worked at charity event to raise funds for families with hospitalized children, Fall 2007 UVa Children’s Hospital Aid, Charlottesville, VA Fall 2006.

Competition

* One of the nation’s top players, rated No. 3 by Inside Lacrosse * Finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy last season and a leading candidate for the award this season * Preseason first-team All-American and preseason first-team All-ACC by Face-Off Yearbook 2007 * First-team All-American * Tewaaraton Trophy finalist * All-ACC * 46 goals ranked sixth in the nation and fourth in UVa history * Sixth in the nation with 68 points, the ninth-highest total in program history * Second in the ACC in goals (2.88/g), third in points (4.25/g) and tied for third in assists (1.38/g) * 3+ goals in nine games * Led the team in goals 11 times and assists in eight * Leading shooter on team (.354) * Opened the season with four goals and four assists vs. Drexel * Paced the team with three goals and two assists against Syracuse * Five goals vs. VMI * Scored the game-winner vs. Princeton with 25.4 seconds to play and was named the ACC Player of the Week * Four goals and three assists in a win over Mount St. Mary’s * Career-high seven goals, the third-highest total in school history, vs. Towson, as well as a career-high nine ground balls * Five goals against Maryland to earn ACC Player of the Week honors for the second time * Named to the All-ACC Tournament team after scoring three goals and two assists in each game vs. Maryland and Duke.