Kalkstein Named ACC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 28, as announced today. This is the third different award for Kalkstein this week, as the midfielder 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 Feb. 24.
Earlier in the week, Kalkstein was named the WomensLax.com and Nike/Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week.
The Baltimore, Md., native notched two goals and two assists for the week, 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.
Kalkstein initially surpassed Lauren Aumiller’s school record of 190 from 2000-03 in the season opener. She then tied the all-time conference mark held by Maryland’s Dana Dobbie at 205 from 2007-08 against Richmond. In pushing her four-year total to 214 draw controls against Syracuse, Kalkstein is now in sole possession of the ACC’s all-time mark.
Against Richmond, Kalkstein had two goals and a game-high six draw controls.
Kalkstein has tallied five goals and four assists this season, and leads the team with 19 shots taken, five ground balls, and 24 draw controls.
This weekly honor by the league marks a first for Kalkstein, while it is the first for the Cavaliers this season.
Virginia opens a two-game road tilt this weekend at No. 2 Maryland. The Cavaliers will face the Terrapins at 7 p.m. on Friday before heading to No. 13 Penn State for a game on Sunday at 1 p.m.