CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s lacrosse players Patrick Burkinshaw and Ian Laviano swept the ACC Player of the Week honors, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference for games played through Feb. 24.
Laviano (Laurel Hallow, N.Y.) was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week and Burkinshaw (Madison, Conn.) was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for their efforts in games against then-No. 13 High Point and then-No. 19 Princeton.
Burkinshaw made his first collegiate start and collegiate debut against Princeton. He was stingy in the goal, saving 24 shots and aiding UVA to a 12-11 overtime road win. The 24 saves set a UVA freshman goalie record, a UVA first career goalie start record, a Class of 1952 Stadium record and is tied for the most single-game saves in the nation this year. Brukinshaw made six fourth-quarter saves, but none was bigger than the clutch save he made with 32 seconds left in regulation on a Charlie Durbin missile from 10 yards out. Durbin had already found nylon four times on the afternoon.
Laviano scored eight goals on the week, including the game-winning goal in overtime against Princeton. Laviano led UVA with four goals in its win over the Tigers and four goals in its narrow loss to then-No. 13 High Point. It is Laviano’s second career ACC weekly accolade and first since winning it after his collegiate debut in 2018.
Virginia opens ACC play at No. 14 Syracuse on Sat., March 2. Faceoff is slated for noon and the game will be televised live on ESPNU.