CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior defender Talia Staude of the Virginia women’s soccer team has been named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week the league office announced on Tuesday (Sept. 6) with the release of its weekly honors.

Staude helped the Cavaliers post a pair of shutouts on the week, playing the full time in a 2-0 victory over JMU and a 5-0 victory over No. 23 Memphis. She helped hold JMU without a shot and limited the Tigers to only two shots on goal and seven shots in total. She played the full time in both matches.

The Cavaliers have posted five straight shutouts since the season opener and currently hold a streak of 468:08 minutes since the last goal allowed.

Virginia returns to action at home on Thursday when the Cavaliers host Oregon State in a 6 p.m. contest on ACC Network.