Miami’s Lachowecki and Tullis-Joyce, and North Carolina’s Harris honored
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Miami forward Gracie Lachowecki has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while Miami goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce and North Carolina keeper Lindsey Harris share ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Lachowecki totaled two goals in a 2-0 week for the Hurricanes, highlighted by a 2-1 upset win over No. 2/4 Virginia on Thursday. The Evansville, Indiana, native got Miami on the board in the 21st minute when she controlled a pass from Ronnie Johnson, dribbled into the box, cut back and slipped it past Virginia goalkeeper Morgan Stearns on the near post. Lachowecki also scored Miami’s insurance goal in the final 10 minutes of the game in the 2-0 victory over Syracuse.
Tullis-Joyce tied a career high with a season-best six saves in the upset win against Virginia, while also handling six corner kicks. Three days later, the Shoreham, New York, native led Miami to its sixth shutout win of the season against Syracuse.
Harris made 16 saves and allowed just one goal in two games as the Tar Heels went 1-0-1 against a pair of nationally-ranked teams. North Carolina downed No. 19 Virginia Tech, 3-0, despite being outshot 16-14. Harris made 10 saves in the match as the Tar Heels recorded their first clean sheet against the Hokies since 2008. Her 10 saves were just one short of her career high of 11 set against Duke on September 2. On Sunday, against 13th-ranked Clemson, Harris made six saves and allowed just one goal as the Tar Heels fought to a 1-1 tie against the Tigers on the road. This is Harris’ second ACC Defensive Player of the week nod as she previously earned the honor on Sept. 6.