CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia attackman Payton Cormier has been named the ACC’s men’s lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for games played March 18-24, the conference office announced on Tuesday (March 26).

Tuesday’s announcement marks Cormier’s fifth career ACC weekly honor, including second this year.

Last week, Cormier led the Cavaliers in their pair of wins over UAlbany (March 19) and Drexel (March 23). He tallied five goals against the Great Danes and recorded six scores against the Dragons to average 5.5 goals per game for the week.

Cormier’s six goals against Drexel also propelled him into the top 10 of the NCAA Division I career goals list. With 195 career goals, Cormier is currently tied for eighth in Division I history and in sole possession of fourth on the ACC’s career goals list. He is also the only ACC player this season to record three games with at least five goals.

Up next, No. 2 Virginia (8-1) travels to No. 16 Harvard (6-2) on Saturday (March 30) for the first-ever meeting between the two teams in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Opening faceoff from Jordan Field is set for noon on ESPN+ and Northeast Sports Network (subject to blackout).

2024 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
Feb. 6 – Josh Zawada, Gr., A, Duke
Feb. 13 – Joey Spallina, So., A, Syracuse
Feb. 20 – Pat Kavanagh, Gr., A, Notre Dame; Payton Cormier, Gr., A, Virginia
Feb. 27 – Brennan O’Neill, Sr., A, Duke
March 5 – Josh Zawada, Gr., A, Duke; Devon McLane, Gr., M, Notre Dame
March 12 – Jake Stevens, 5th, M, Syracuse
March 19 – Jake Taylor, Gr., A, Notre Dame
March 26 – Payton Cormier, Gr., A, Virginia

2024 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 6 – Jake Naso, Sr., FO, Duke
Feb. 13 – Mason Kohn, 5th, FO, Syracuse
Feb. 20 – Ben Wayer, Jr., LSM, Virginia
Feb. 27 – Matthew Nunes, Jr., G, Virginia
March 5 – Marco Napolitano, Gr., D, Notre Dame
March 12 – Saam Olexo, Sr., LSM, Syracuse
March 19 – Will Mark, Gr., G, Syracuse
March 26 – Billy Dwan, So., D, Syracuse