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We’re taking over the ACC ‘best player’ awards, so meet some new winners

We broke it, but don’t worry we can fix it.

Jim Brown - Syracuse

Syracuse Orange fans broke the ACC yesterday so we decided that it would be best if we also go ahead and fix it. It’s alright social media staff we’re here to save you some time and angst by skipping the twitter polls and declaring some ACC Best awards right here.

Best ACC Football Player- Jim Brown

The rightful 1956 Heisman Trophy winner defeated Ernie Davis and then Floyd Little to take the crown. Fans of Philip Rivers screamed that he was robbed but if you can’t beat out Matt Ryan in the Round of 32 no one really cares.

Best ACC Men’s Lacrosse Player- Gary Gait

After sneaking past Casey Powell in the semi-final Gary Gait edged out Jim Brown to take the crown denying Brown a second title.

Best ACC Women’s Lacrosse Player- Katie Rowan

Rowan’s 396 career points impressed the voters who gave her the nod over Kayla Treanor with Michelle Tumolo and Alyssa Murray the other semi-finalists.

Best ACC Women’s Basketball Player- Brittney Sykes

An incredible final ten minute rally pushed Sykes to a shocking upset over Dawn Staley in the final round. Virginia Cavaliers fans could not believe what happened

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Virginia v Florida Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Best ACC Track Athlete- Justyn Knight

After taking 10 ACC titles in his career there was little doubt that Justyn would win this vote but he was pushed in the championship round by Jim Brown.

Best Field Hockey Player- Alyssa Manley

The current US National player and leader of the Orange’s 2015 National Championship team was able to sneak past Emma Russell, Roos Weers and Martu Loncarica to hoist another trophy.

FIH Hockey World League - Women’s Semi Finals: Day 9 Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images

Best Softball Pitcher- Jenna Caira

Like so many batters that opposed her Jenna mowed down the competition on her way to a shutout victory.

Best Rower- Natalie Mastracci

The Canadian Olympian turned on the power down the stretch taking this crown by a couple of lengths.

2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup III In Lucerne - Day Two
Natalie Mastracci (3rd from Left) is no stranger to the winner’s circle
Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

We’ll also get all our apologies out of the way. We’re so, so sorry for being a place where amazing athletes have called home. Angering everyone in late March-early April is just what Syracuse seems to enjoy doing. Hopefully we’re back at it in the more traditional way come 2021.