Coholan and Sacco Sweep ACC Player of the Week Awards
Feb. 9, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia junior midfielder Greg Coholan and senior defenseman Davi Sacco have earned Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon. Coholan was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week and Sacco was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week. It is the first career honor for both players.
Coholan (Rochester, N.Y.) tallied a career-high four goals and a career-high five points in UVa’s 13-12 road win at No. 7 Loyola on Saturday. Coholan’s first two goals came in the first quarter and each tied the score after Loyola took a one-goal lead. His lone assist came at the end of the first half, tying the game at 6-6 heading into the intermission. Coholan opened the third quarter scoring with back-to-back goals to help UVa start a 4-0 run to begin the third quarter. Overall, it was a 5-0 run for UVa dating back to the second quarter with Coholan’s assisted goal. The run was all the Cavaliers needed to gain advantage and set the tone as Virginia held on late for the key road win.
Sacco (Fayetteville, N.Y.), who came to UVa as a walk-on in 2012, made his first collegiate start after playing in nine career games over the past three years. Sacco’s impact on the game was highly felt in UVa’s one-goal win. Sacco guarded Loyola’s senior All-American Nikko Pontrello, who tallied 51 goals in 2014. Sacco held Pontrello to just one goal and two assists.
Virginia returns to action when No. 16 Drexel (0-0) comes to Charlottesville on Saturday. Faceoff is set for 5:30 p.m. at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium.