CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s lacrosse team had four players named to the All-ACC Academic Team, the league office announced on Tuesday (June 14).
Freshman Rachel Clark, sophomore Mackenzie Hoeg, redshirt senior Ashlyn McGovern and sophomore Aubrey Williams each earned the honor.
Clark was the ACC Freshman of the Year after setting a UVA freshman record with 64 goals in 2022. The attacker led the Cavaliers with 75 points on the season. She was the lone player to earn All-ACC Second Team honors as well as All-Freshman Team honors and earned IWLCA All-South Region honors.
Hoeg was a steady presence in the midfield for the Cavaliers, earning IWLCA All-South Region Second Team honors. She started the last 12 contests and finished with at least one goal or one assist in 15-straight games. The midfielder was second on the team with 12 assists and fourth in points (40), caused turnovers (12), draw controls (34) and ground balls (23).
McGovern earned IWLCA All-American Third Team honors and was an All-ACC First team selection. The attacker had multiple goals in 17 contests and scored at least one goal in 19 games this season. McGovern recorded 14 hat tricks, including one in seven of the last eight games UVA played.
Williams was named to the IWLCA All-American Third Team as UVA’s draw specialist in 2022. She set the single season record for draw controls as a Cavalier with 149, eclipsing the previous record of 97 in the 12th game of the season. Williams ranked third in the ACC and 10th in the NCAA with 7.45 draw controls per game.