May 3, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s lacrosse freshman Sammy Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday (May 3).

Mueller is the eighth Cavalier to earn Freshman of the Year honors and second in three seasons. The midfielder has quickly made an impact, ranking third on the team with 35 goals, including five game-winning goals. Mueller has scored a goal in all but two contests and started her collegiate career with a streak of 11 games with at least one goal.

Mueller had a career-high six goals, including the game-winner, at Richmond in the second game of the season. She has four hat tricks and multiple goals in 11 games. Mueller is also second on the team with 26 caused turnovers and third in ground balls. She has picked up multiple ground balls in 15 games, including a career-high four in three contests.

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2017 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Individual Awards
Attacker of the Year: Molly Hendrick, Sr., A, North Carolina
Midfielder of the Year: Marie McCool, Jr., M, North Carolina
Defender of the Year: Brittany Read, Jr., G, Louisville
Freshman of the Year: Sammy Mueller, Fr., M, Virginia
Coach of the Year: Gary Gait, Syracuse