CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s lacrosse player Michael Kraus was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference for games played through April 7.
Kraus (Jr., New Canaan, Conn.) was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career. He also received ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors after the North Carolina game in 2018.
Kraus led Virginia with five goals and six points in the Cavaliers’ 11-10 come-from-behind win over No. 18 North Carolina. After trailing 3-1 and failing to score for a period of 23:32 in the first half, Kraus scored the first of his game-high five goals to bring UVA within one, 3-2, in the closing minutes of the first half. After UNC scored two quick goals, Kraus score again unassisted with 1:45 left in the first half, cutting the UVA deficit to two goals, 5-3, at halftime. A 3-0 run in the third quarter gave UVA its first lead, 7-6, since starting the game 1-0. Kraus scored the first and third goal of the run, while assisting the second. UNC went on a 3-0 run of its own to take a two-goal lead early in the fourth quarter, 9-7. Kraus’ fifth goal tied the game, 9-9, with 9:25 left to play, and UNC never led again.
Virginia returns to action on Sat., April 13 at No. 6 Duke, concluding ACC play. Faceoff is set for noon and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU.