CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The United Soccer Coaches announced Wednesday (Nov. 8) that Virginia goalkeeper Joey Batrouni was named the national player of the week following a career performance against No. 22 Syracuse in the ACC quarterfinal round.

Batrouni shattered his previous career-high of eight saves making 13 stops on a total of 14 shots on target in a 1-1 draw with Syracuse on Sunday (Nov. 5). In a penalty shootout, Batrouni came up with an impressive stop on the first attempt from the spot though Virginia would fall by a margin of 4-3 in penalties. The Virginia goalkeeper came just one save away from matching the program’s single-game save record of 14 set by Mark Aronson in 1980.

The honor follows an impressive run of games for Batrouni who was inserted as the starter ahead of Virginia’s match with ETSU (Sept. 26). Batrouni has started every game since for Virginia. Over that nine-game stretch, he has conceded just five goals, kept four clean sheets and led Virginia to an unbeaten record of 6-0-3.