Kalkstein Snags WomensLax.com Player of the Week Honors
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein has been selected as the WomensLax.com Player of the Week, as announced today. Kalkstein helped the Cavaliers to a 2-0 week, including leading No. 12 Virginia to a 14-13 upset win over No. 6 Syracuse on Saturday. The Cavaliers also defeated Richmond, 17-8, on Wednesday.
Kalkstein notched two goals and two assists, including the game-winning helper with 1:33 left in regulation to pace the Cavaliers against the Orange. The midfielder also tied a career-high with nine draw controls in the contest to break the ACC’s all-time career record.
With a four-year total of 214 draw controls, Kalkstein surpassed Lauren Aumiller’s school record of 190 from 2000-03 in the season opener. She then tied the all-time conference mark against Richmond before breaking Maryland’s Dana Dobbie’s ACC record of 205 from 2007-08 against Syracuse.
Against Richmond, Kalkstein had two goals and a game-high six draw controls.
This national honor marks the first for Kalkstein and the Cavaliers this season.
Virginia will head on the road for two games this weekend. The Cavaliers will face No. 2 Maryland on Friday at 7 p.m., before heading to No. 14 Penn State for a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday.