Duke's Dionne and Wigrizer and Maryland's Blye Earn ACC Weekly Honors

April 17, 2012

ACC Players of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke sophomore attackman Josh Dionne and Maryland junior attackman Owen Blye have been named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Co-Offensive Players of the Week, announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Duke junior goalkeeper Dan Wigrizer was named the Defensive Player of the Week. It is the first weekly award this season for all three players.

Dionne posted a game-high four goals as seventh-ranked Duke upset No. 1 Virginia on the road to claim a share of the ACC regular season title and the top seed in the ACC Championship. The Merrimack, N.H., native scored four straight in a span of 9:42 to push Duke’s lead from two to six. The four scores matched his career high and marked his third four-goal performance of the season and his sixth hat trick of the year.

Blye scored all four of his goals in Maryland’s decisive 6-0 run to come from behind to beat No. 3 Johns Hopkins. After the Blue Jays opened up a three-goal lead early in the third quarter, the Downingtown, Pa., native scored back-to-back goals to make it a one-goal game. With the score tied at 6-6, Blye scored again midway through the fourth quarter to give the Terrapins their first lead of the game, and then added an insurance goal with five minutes remaining. Three of his goals were unassisted, and the four scores came on five total shots.

Wigrizer turned in one of his best performances of the season as he anchored Duke’s defense to a 13-5 victory over top-ranked Virginia. The five goals by the Cavaliers were their lowest total this season, and it was just the third time they have failed to reach at least 10 goals. The Villanova, Pa., native made 14 saves, including four in the first quarter, and held Virginia to just two goals in the first half. The Cavaliers were shut out by the Blue Devils in two quarters, marking the first time this season they have been held scoreless in a quarter.