Two UNC men’s lacrosse players earned high honors from the ACC Thursday morning, as Chris Gray was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year, while teammate Connor Maher was named first team All-ACC.

This is the second straight season Gray has been named ACC Offensive Player of the Year. He is only the second Tar Heel ever to take home the award. Gray led Carolina with 80 points in 2022, and was also tops in both goals (48) and assists (32). In his final career collegiate game, Gray became the NCAA’s all-time points leader with 401, split between his time at Boston University and UNC. Gray ranks second in Carolina history in career points (219), and is fourth in both career goals (124) and assists (95). In addition, Gray was also named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award Thursday afternoon. The award is given annually to the most outstanding player in college lacrosse.

Gray was picked second overall in the PLL Draft earlier this week by Atlas LC.

Like Gray, senior defensive midfielder Connor Maher is appearing on his second consecutive All-ACC team. Maher ranked second on the team in both ground balls (43) and turnovers forced (eight). He was also a team captain.


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