Hyams and Young Earn ACC Weekly Honors

Virginia’s Lucy Hyams and North Carolina’s Julia Young recognized

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia’s Lucy Hyams and North Carolina’s Julia Young have been named the ACC Field Hockey Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.


Hyams had a hand in three of Virginia’s four goals in 4-2 win over No. 7 Duke on Friday. She assisted on the first goal, setting Riley Tata up for a tap in 3:44 into the game and then gave the Cavaliers a 2-0 lead seven minutes into the game after dribbling past defenders, into the circle and firing off a shot. The junior midfielder from Whitstable, England, got her second assist of the day by starting a fast break and finding Caleigh Foust for a 3-0 lead.

Young, North Carolina’s vice-captain, contributed on both ends of the field as the Tar Heels earned two shutout victories over the weekend. As center back, she anchored the back line as Carolina shut out No. 9 Louisville on Friday, 5-0, and Miami on Sunday, 3-0, limiting the teams to an average of seven shots per game. On the offensive side, she assisted on two goals against the Cardinals and one against RedHawks. Two of those assists came as the stick stopper on penalty corners, and the other was from the field. The three assists were her first of the season.