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April 2012

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cavalier profile COLIN BRIGGS Redshirt Fourth-Year • Lacrosse The acclimation from high school to college lacrosse didn't happen overnight for Virginia redshirt fourth-year Colin Briggs. However, once that proverbial light went on for Briggs last season, there was no stopping him. The 6-0, 200-pound midfielder from Rhode Island scored a career-high 29 goals and added a career-high 12 assists to help lead Virginia to its fifth NCAA championship. Briggs' 41 points ranked third on the team and were an increase of 29 from the previous season. "Developing my game at the college level took some time for me, 28 ◆ CAVALIER CORNER victory over Maryland, was named Most Outstanding Player in the tournament. "What we did last year was pretty special, my fondest memories of my time here." " Briggs said. "That's definitely one of This season, Briggs was voted a team captain by his teammates. "You're seeing a young man and a lacrosse player who has matured during the course of his career," Virginia head coach Dom Starsia said. "He plays hard and he's tough. He takes a beating and never complains — and I think those are the kind of qualities that stand out for teammates. "I wasn't surprised and was very pleased when his teammates voted him to be a captain." "and once I was able to do that, the game just kind of slowed down for me and I was able to start making plays and was able to cash in on some opportunities. Briggs, who scored a career-high five goals in the NCAA championship game " Briggs said, " gram for education, said the team is focused on winning another title. "It's something that coach definitely brings up, we're embracing. "You know, not many teams repeat. If it was easy, more teams would. We definitely know it will be much harder than last year, but that's our main goal." — Whitelaw Reid ◆ Photo by Matt Riley/courtesy UVa Now Briggs, a sociology major who is currently in the school's master's pro- " Briggs said. "It's a challenge

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