CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s lacrosse player Bobby Gavin was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference for games played through February 14.
Gavin (Fr., San Diego, Calif., Torrey Pines HS) made his first collegiate start on Sunday against No. 12 Army after he was pressed into action for starter Alex Rode, the 2019 NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, who was not available. In just his second collegiate game, Gavin made 13 saves and helped UVA defeat the Black Knights, 14-9. After allowing four goals on the first four shots he saw on goals, Gavin saved 13 of the Black Knights next 18 shots on goal to aid the Cavalier defense. Gavin also saved seven of nine shots on goal by Army’s All-American attackman Brendan Nichtern. He also picked up six ground balls and caused two turnovers in the winning cause.
No. 3 UVA (2-0) returns to action on Saturday when the Cavaliers travel to “Charm City” to face the No. 11 Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds (1-0). Faceoff is set for 5 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN+.