CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia senior forward Meghan Lenczyk (McLean, Va.) was named the ACC Player of the Week, conference officials announced Tuesday. Lenczyk, who scored three goals last week in wins over Duke and Wake Forest, received the honor for the third time this season.
Lenczyk becomes just the third player in ACC history to be named Player of the Week three times in a season. She joins former North Carolina legends Mia Hamm (four times in 1992) and Debbie Keller (three times in 1995) as the only players to accomplish the feat. Lenczyk’s four career awards tie Angela Hucles’ school-record for most career ACC Player of the Week honors.
In Virginia’s 2-0 win over Duke, Lenczyk scored both goals in the final 10 minutes of the game. The first was her league-leading sixth game-winning goal of the season. Against Wake Forest, she scored the first goal in the Cavaliers’ 2-1 victory.
Lenczyk now has a career-high 12 goals on the season, ranking second in the conference. Her 36 career goals ranks third in school history.
The No. 7 Cavaliers (10-3-1, 4-2-0 ACC) return to action when they visit No. 10 Florida State (11-3-0, 5-1-0 ACC) on Thursday night. The game will be televised live by SunSports.