CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s lacrosse had four players recognized on the 2022 IWLCA All-South Region Teams, the organization announced on Thursday (May 12).
Senior Ashlyn McGovern earned first team honors, while freshman Rachel Clark, sophomore Mackenzie Hoeg and sophomore Aubrey Williams received second team honors.
McGovern, a first team All-ACC selection, has scored 60 goals this season to tie for the team lead. The attacker has multiple goals in 16 contests and has scored at least one goal in all 18 games this season. She has a goal streak of 27 games dating back to the 2021 season. McGovern has recorded 13 hat tricks, including one in each of the last six games UVA has played. She is second in the ACC in free position goals per game (1.11) and tied for third in goals per game (3.33).
Clark is the ACC Freshman of the Year after setting a UVA freshman record with 60 goals so far in 2022. The attacker leads the Cavaliers with 70 points on the season. She was the lone player to earn All-ACC Second Team honors as well as All-Freshman Team honors. Clark has recorded multiple goals in 15 contests with 13 of those being hat tricks. She has scored multiple goals in UVA’s last six games. Clark is also tied for third in the ACC with 3.33 goals per game and is second in free position percentage (.615).
Hoeg has stepped up as a steady presence in the midfield for the Cavaliers. She has started the last 10 contests and has finished with at least one goal or one assist in 11-straight games. The midfielder is fourth on the team with 36 points, second with 11 assists, third in caused turnovers (12) and fourth in draw controls and ground balls.
Williams has served as UVA’s draw specialist this season. She owns the single season record for draw controls as a Cavalier with 144 so far, eclipsing the previous record of 97 in the 12th game of the season. Williams is third in the ACC and ninth in the NCAA with 8.00 draw controls per game. She has grabbed double-digit draw controls in six games, including a career-high 15 in UVA’s win over Stanford.
McGovern, Clark and Williams also were named US Lacrosse Magazine Honorable Mention All-Americans.
The Cavaliers will open play in the 2022 NCAA Championship on Friday, May 13 when they face USC at 5 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C.