CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s lacrosse players Payton Cormier and Petey LaSalla sweep the ACC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference for games played through March 21. Cormier was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career, while LaSalla earned his first ACC Defensive Player of the Week nod.
Cormier (So., Oakville, Ontario) led UVA with five goals and one assist in UVA’s 14-12 win over Robert Morris. He scored four goals in the first half and also picked up six ground balls in the win. Petey LaSalla (Jr., Miller Place, N.Y.) was 23-of-28 from the faceoff X, including a perfect 12-of-12 in the first half. LaSalla became the first Cavalier in program history to win at least 20 faceoffs in back-to-back games. He previously won 21 against No. 1 North Carolina. LaSalla also assisted a goal and picked up 10 ground balls in the win over Robert Morris.
No. 9 UVA returns to action on Saturday at No. 6 Notre Dame. Faceoff is set for noon and the game will be televised live on ESPNU.