Nunes Tabbed ACC Defensive Player of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia goalie Matthew Nunes has been named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Week for games played April 24-30, the conference office announced on Tuesday (May 2). The award marks Nunes’ fourth ACC weekly honor of his career and first of the season.
Nunes was sensational in net for the Cavaliers in UVA’s pair of wins over Lafayette and No. 1 Notre Dame. For the week, Nunes registered a 63.46 save percentage, including a 70.37 save percentage against the Irish. Nunes turned in a career-high 19 saves against Notre Dame and collected a game-high eight ground balls in UVA’s second win of the season over a No. 1 opponent. Nunes and the UVA defense held Notre Dame to just eight goals, its lowest goal total in over a year. The win was also Nunes’ second of the season over the top-ranked Irish.
Duke attackman Dyson Williams was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring six goals and dishing out one assist in the Blue Devils’ 18-15 victory over Syracuse.
No. 2 Virginia (11-3) finds out its postseason fate on Sunday (May 7) during the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Selection Show. The Selection Show is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
2023 ACC Offensive Players of the Week
Feb. 7 – Brennan O’Neill, Jr., A, Duke
Feb. 14 – Joey Spallina, Fr., A, Syracuse
Feb. 21 – Brennan O’Neill, Jr., A, Duke; Connor Shellenberger, Jr., A, Virginia
Feb. 28 – Payton Cormier, Sr., A, Virginia
March 7 – Brennan O’Neill, Jr., A, Duke
March 14 – Xander Dickson, R-Sr., A, Virginia
March 21 – Pat Kavanagh, Sr., A, Notre Dame
March 28 – Connor Shellenberger, Jr., A, Virginia
April 4 – Brennan O’Neill, Jr., A, Duke
April 11 – Pat Kavanagh, Sr., A, Notre Dame; Joey Spallina, Fr., A, Syracuse
April 18 – Jake Naso, Jr., FO, Duke
April 25 – Xander Dickson, R-Sr., A, Virginia
May 2 – Dyson Williams, Sr., A, Duke
2023 ACC Defensive Players of the Week
Feb. 7 – Will Mark, Sr., G, Syracuse
Feb. 14 – Grayson Sallade, Gr., SSDM, Virginia
Feb. 21 – Jake Naso, Jr., FO, Duke; Petey LaSalla, Gr., FO, Virginia
Feb. 28 – Wilson Stephenson, Gr., LSM, Duke; Cade Saustad, Sr., D, Virginia
March 7 – Liam Entenmann, Sr., G, Notre Dame
March 14 – Liam Entenmann, Sr., G, Notre Dame
March 21 – William Helm, Gr., G, Duke
March 28 – Cole Kastner, Jr., D, Virginia
April 4 – William Helm, Gr., G, Duke; Will Lynch, So., FO, Notre Dame
April 11 – Chris Fake, Gr., D, Notre Dame
April 18 – William Helm, Gr., G, Duke
April 25 – Liam Entenmann, Sr., G, Notre Dame
May 2 – Matthew Nunes, So., G Virginia