ACC Women’s Lacrosse: Players of the Week Announced

Virginia’s Bocklet and Vander Kolk honored

ACC Players of the Week Presented by Havoline

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Virginia’s Casey Bocklet has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate goalkeeper Rachel Vander Kolk earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Bocklet earns her second straight ACC Offensive Player of the Week nod after helping lead the Cavaliers to a pair of road wins last week, including a 15-13 ACC victory over No. 2 Boston College. Bocklet recorded a hat trick and added two assists against the previously unbeaten Eagles. The senior attacker from South Salem, New York, scored two of Virginia’s first three goals at Boston College, setting the foundation for the Cavaliers’ 6-0 run to start the game. In a 16-6 win at William & Mary, Bocklet recorded a career-high eight points on five goals and three assists. She has posted at least five points in each of Virginia’s last three victories.

Vander Kolk made an ACC single-game season-high 18 saves in Virginia’s upset win at No. 2 Boston College and totaled 27 for the week after making nine in the 16-6 win at William & Mary. The freshman goalkeeper faced 41 shots by the Eagles, including five in the final two minutes of the game with Virginia leading 15-13. During that period, Vander Kolk came up with three saves and a ground ball after Cavalier teammate Wyatt Whitley caused a turnover in front of the net in the final 20 seconds of the game.