Fogarty Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Bailey Fogarty has been named the ACC Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for her role in Virginia’s wins over No. 16 William & Mary (March 16) and No. 15 Princeton (March 19). Fogarty finished the week with a team-best seven ground balls and five caused turnovers, in addition to six draw controls.
Against William & Mary, the Chevy Chase, Md., native caused four turnovers and scooped up a season-high six ground balls to help spark Virginia’s come-from-behind win. The Cavaliers trailed the Tribe, 12-5, with 25 minutes to play, but rallied for nine of the game’s last 10 scores to earn the 14-13 victory. Fogarty won three of the last six draws in the contest to help the Cavaliers finish the game on a 5-0 run.
In Virginia’s 10-9 win over Princeton, Fogarty won three draw controls, had one caused turnover and one ground ball. The defender won the opening draw in each half, allowing the Cavaliers to get on the board first in both stanzas and never trail the Tigers.
This marks the first career weekly award for Fogarty, while it is also the first conference honor for the Cavaliers this year.
Virginia will return to action Wednesday, heading to No. 10 James Madison. Opening draw is slated for 7 p.m.