CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia field hockey sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Henriksen (Falls Church, Va.) has been named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week in honors announced on Tuesday (Sept. 29) by the Atlantic Coast Conference. On Wednesday (Sept. 30), she was also announced as the Play Safe/NFHCA National Defensive Player of the Week.

Henriksen tallied 12 saves in two matches last weekend versus Wake Forest, including a career-high nine in Saturday’s tough 2-1 non-conference loss to the Demon Deacons. She registered her first career shutout while making three saves as the Cavaliers opened ACC play with a 1-0 win on Sunday.

This is the first player of the week honor for Henriksen.

Louisville senior midfielder/forward Mercedes Pastor was named the Offensive Player of the Week.

The Cavaliers are back in action this weekend, hosting Syracuse for a pair of matches. On Friday (Oct. 2), the two teams will play a 3 p.m. conference game that will be aired on the ACC Network. On Sunday (Oct. 4), the two teams wrap-up the series with a non-conference tilt that begins at noon.