CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team had five players earn All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors, the league office announced on Tuesday (April 26).
Redshirt senior Ashlyn McGovern was an All-ACC First Team selection. Sophomore Aubrey Williams and freshman Rachel Clark were named All-ACC Second Team and Clark joined Kate Miller and Abby Manalang on the All-Freshman Team.
McGovern is tied for the team lead with 52 goals. The Phoenix, Md., native has scored a goal in every game this season and has a goal-scoring streak of 24 consecutive games dating back to the 2021 season. McGovern leads UVA with multiple goals scored in 14 games, with hat tricks in 11 of those contests. She scored a career-high seven goals in the win over Pitt and matched a career-high with seven points on six goals and one assist in the win at Virginia Tech.
Williams has served as UVA’s primary draw control specialist all season. She set a UVA record for single season draw controls in 2022, totaling 128 through 16 games so far this year. Williams has grabbed double-digit draws in six games. The Purcellville, Va., native had a career-best and single-game record of 15 draw controls in the win over then-No. 16 Stanford.
Clark has emerged as a leader on attack for the Cavaliers in her first season. She leads the team with 61 points and is tied for the team lead with 52 goals. Her 52 goals are second-most by a UVA freshman, just one shy of Amy Appelt’s record 53 set in 2002. Clark has multiple goals in 13 games with a team-high 12 hat tricks. She scored a career-best eight points in the win over then-No. 16 Stanford and had a career-high five goals in the win over then-No. 22 Richmond.
Miller has scored a goal in all but two games this season for the Cavaliers. She is fifth on the team with 21 goals and has six assists. She scored a career-high four goals in the win over Stanford and has scored multiple goals in five games.
Manalang stepped into the lineup at midfield after season-ending injuries for the Cavaliers. She has 11 draw controls, four ground balls and two caused turnovers in 13 games played this season. She recorded her first career assist at Duke and has picked up a draw control in seven straight games.
UVA will play 3-seed Syracuse in the ACC Quarterfinals on Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Notre Dame, Ind.