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Feb. 26, 2001

Greensboro, N.C. – Cavalier midfielder David Jenkins was named the ACC’s Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for his efforts in leading the Cavaliers to a 12-8 season-opening win vs. 20th-ranked Towson.

Jenkins was outstanding as Virginia’s faceoff man, winning 15 of 23 draws in the game. His efforts were especially important early in the game as he won six of seven attempts in the first quarter to help Virginia jump to a 5-1 lead. The Cavaliers built an 8-4 halftime lead as the senior tri-captain from Dedham, Mass., claimed 12 of 14 first half faceoffs. Unheralded as a defensive midfielder, Jenkins also led the team with 12 ground balls.

A preseason All-American, Jenkins is one of the top faceoff specialists in the nation. He ranked ninth in Division I last season, winning 62.1 percent of his faceoffs.

The third-ranked Cavaliers travel to face top-ranked Syracuse this Saturday (March 3) at 2:30 p.m.

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