CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday (Oct. 17) that Virginia’s Mouhameth Thiam has been named ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week following an outstanding three-point performance in Virginia’s win over No. 11 Pitt.

Thiam was instrumental in Virginia’s victory over Pitt on Friday night (Oct. 13). After going down by a score of 1-0, it was Thiam that responded just nine minutes after the opener to put the Cavaliers back on level terms. Just prior to the half-hour mark Thiam broke free again. This time he squared his pass in to Stephen Annor for a goal that would stand as the game-winner.

The Virginia midfielder recorded his third goal and fourth assist of the season to put his point total at 10—the second highest among Cavaliers trailing only Annor with 16. Scoring in the clutch has been a theme for Thiam this season having been involved in five of Virginia’s seven game winning goals. He has now scored or assisted in three of his last four games.

Thiam joins Stephen Annor (offensive) and Joey Batrouni (defensive) on a list of three Cavaliers to earn ACC weekly honors this season.

Up Next:
Virginia hits the road for the last time in the regular season on Friday (Oct. 20) when the Cavaliers travel to Blacksburg, Va. to take on Virginia Tech in the Smithfield Commonwealth Clash. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.