Cavalier Trio Listed on All-ACC Team

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Courtesy of Virginia Cavaliers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Andrew Abbott (Republican Grove, Va.), junior Zack Gelof (Rehoboth Beach, Del.) and first year Kyle Teel (Mahwah, N.J.) were each recognized as All-ACC performers on Monday after a vote of the league’s head coaches.

Abbott, a two-time ACC Player of the Week, was listed on the first team while Gelof was included on the second team. Teel earned a third team nod and was an All-Freshman team honoree. Virginia has placed a student-athlete on the first team all but one season in head coach Brian O’Connor’s tenure. With Teel a member of the All-Freshman team, UVA has had a first year on the squad each of the last four years a team has been selected.

Abbott is the first UVA pitcher to land on the first team since 2016 (Connor Jones). He finished the regular season as the ACC leader in strikeouts (126) and was tied for the league lead in wins (7). The lefthander pitched to a 2.87 ERA over 13 starts. He tossed 7.1 innings and struck out a career-high 16 batters in a combined no-hitter against Wake Forest on May 14. The 16 strikeouts were the most by an ACC pitcher in 2021. He fanned 10 or more batters in a game five times including four times in his last five starts.

Gelof has started all 49 games for UVA, 46 of them at third base. He leads the team with 14 doubles, tied for ninth most in the ACC. The third year rode a team-best this year, 14-game hit streak from April 3 to April 30. Since moving to the leadoff spot on April 1 has hit in 22 of 25 games. He’s batting .342 (39-for-114) with nine doubles, four home runs and 19 RBI batting first for Virginia. For the season, Gelof is batting .294 with six homers and 31 RBI.

Teel makes the third team as a designated hitter where he spent the majority of his time this season. He’s the first Cavalier DH on an All-ACC team since 2002. The first year led Cavaliers with a .311 batting average, seven home runs, a .497 slugging percentage and a .406 on-base percentage. In addition, he was a member of the 12-member All-Freshman team.

The Cavaliers will begin play at the ACC Tournament in Charlotte on Tuesday (May 24) against Virginia Tech at 3 p.m.

2021 ACC Baseball Awards & All-Conference Teams

Player of the Year – Matheu Nelson, Florida State, R-So., C

Defensive Player of the Year – Sal Frelick, Boston College, Jr., OF

Pitcher of the Year – Parker Messick, Florida State, R-Fr., LHP

Freshman of the Year – Parker Messick, Florida State, R-Fr., LHP

Coach of the Year – Link Jarrett, Notre Dame

All-ACC First Team

Sal Frelick, Boston College, Jr., OF

Luke Gold, Boston College, So., 3B

Cody Morissette, Boston College, Jr., 2B

Parker Messick, Florida State, R-Fr., SP

Matheu Nelson, Florida State, R-So., C

Luke Waddell, Georgia Tech, Jr., SS

Henry Davis, Louisville, So., C

Carson Palmquist, Miami, Fr., RP

Austin Love, North Carolina, So., SP

Jonny Butler, NC State, Jr., OF

Terrell Tatum, NC State, Jr., DH

Jose Torres, NC State, R-Fr., SS

John Michael Bertrand, Notre Dame, Gr., SP

Niko Kavadas, Notre Dame, Sr., 1B

Andrew Abbott, Virginia, Sr., SP

Gavin Cross, Virginia Tech, Fr., OF

All-ACC Second Team

Emmet Sheehan, Boston College, Jr., SP

Caden Grice, Clemson, Fr., 1B

James Parker, Clemson, R-So., SS

Joey Loperfido, Duke, Sr., OF

Brant Hurter, Georgia Tech, R-Jr., SP

Cooper Bowman, Louisville, So., 2B

Adrian Del Castillo, Miami, So., C

Christian Del Castillo, Miami, R-Jr., OF

Anthony Vilar, Miami, So., 2B

Justice Thompson, North Carolina, So., OF

Tyler McDonough, NC State, So., OF

Austin Murr, NC State, Jr., 1B

Tanner Kohlhepp, Notre Dame, So., RP

Carter Putz, Notre Dame, Jr., DH

Zack Gelof, Virginia, Jr., 3B

Ryan Cusick, Wake Forest, R-So., SP

All-ACC Third Team

RJ Schreck, Duke, Jr., OF

Robby Martin, Florida State, So., OF

Bryce Hubbart, Florida State, R-Fr., SP

Justyn Henry-Malloy, Georgia Tech, So., 3B

Kevin Parada, Georgia Tech, Fr., C

Alex Binelas, Louisville, So., 1B

Christian Knapczyk, Louisville, Fr., SS

Reid Johnston, NC State, Jr., SP

Evan Justice, NC State, Jr., RP

Sky Duff, Pitt, So., 3B

Nico Popa, Pitt, Sr., OF

Mitch Myers, Pitt, Jr., SP

David Yanni, Pitt, Sr., 2B

Kyle Teel, Virginia, Fr., DH

Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest, R-Jr., 1B

Brock Wilken, Wake Forest, Fr., 3B

All-Freshman Team

Mack Anglin, Clemson, SP

Caden Grice, Clemson, 1B

Bryce Hubbart, Florida State, SP

Parker Messick, Florida State, SP

Kevin Parada, Georgia Tech, C

Christian Knapczyk, Louisville, SS

Yohandy Morales, Miami, 3B

Carson Palmquist, Miami, RP

Jose Torres, NC State, SS

Kyle Teel, Virginia, DH

Gavin Cross, Virginia Tech, OF

Brock Wilken, Wake Forest, 3B

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