ACC Men’s Lacrosse: Players of the Week Announced

Notre Dame’s Kavanagh, Duke’s Yanulis honored  

ACC Players of the Week Presented by Havoline

GREEENSBORO, N.C. ( – Notre Dame junior Matt Kavanagh has been recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while Duke sophomore Ian Yanulis earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Kavanagh scored four goals, including the game-winning man-up tally with seven seconds left, in the Fighting Irish’s 15-14 win over second-ranked North Carolina. The victory clinched the ACC regular-season title for Notre Dame, and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Kavanagh’s third goal, also man-up, pulled the Irish to within 14-13 with 1:15 remaining in game. The Rockville Centre, New York, native also scored a pair of first-half goals – each of which gave Notre Dame one-goal leads – in addition to picking up four ground balls.

Duke’s Yanulis helped lead the Blue Devils to a 15-8 win over 15th-ranked Marquette with a career-high matching five goals and a caused turnover. Duke held the Golden Eagles to just eight goals, which marked the sixth time this season Duke has held an opponent below 10 goals, including twice in the past three games. Yanulis, a native of Duxbury, Massachusetts, has 19 ground balls and four caused turnover this season.

The 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship is set for April 24-26 at PPL Park located right outside of Philadelphia. No. 1 seed Notre Dame will face No. 4 seed Duke in the first semifinal game at 5:30 p.m. , while No. 2 seed North Carolina will meet No. 3 seed Syracuse in the second semifinal on Friday at 8 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on ESPNU and available on the WatchESPN app.

The winners of the two semifinal games will meet in the ACC Championship game on Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m., which will be broadcast on ESPNU/WatchESPN.

Virginia will play Penn in the ACC-Penn Classic on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. That game will air on ESPN3.

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