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Syracuse's Salcido and Desko earn ACC accolades

The Syracuse men's lacrosse team celebrates following a late goal by Sergio Salcido to take down North Carolina on Saturday. (PHOTO: ESPNU)

Syracuse University's Sergio Salcido is officially the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year after tallying 15 goals and 30 assists. The Winter Park, Florida native currently has the third most assists in Orange history by a midfielder in a single season. Two of his goals were as memorable as they come, game winners in a 14-13 win over Virginia and a 12-11 overtime victory at North Carolina.

Syracuse's head coach John Desko also picked up some hardware, as he earned his third straight Coach of the Year award; becoming the first coach in ACC Men's Lacrosse history to collect three consecutive Coach of the Year honors. Desko helped the Orange go a perfect 4-0 in conference play, and be the consensus No. 1 team in the nation for three weeks.

North Carolina senior defenseman Austin Pifani earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, and Virginia freshman attacker Michael Kraus was named Freshman of the Year.

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