Sept. 20, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia senior forward Marcus Salandy-Defour (Kensington, Md.) has been tabbed as the ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, as announced today by the conference office. Salandy-Defour shares the distinction with Louisville forward Mohamed Thiaw.
This marks Salandy-Defour’s first career ACC Player of the Week honor.
After suffering an offseason knee injury, Salandy-Defour returned to the pitch last week and made an immediate impact as Virginia scored six goals in two matches. He started UVA’s matches last week against VCU and then-No. 6 Clemson, scoring a pair of goals Saturday against Clemson.
Salandy-Defour started and played 32 minutes in his first match back on Wednesday against VCU, a 3-0 Virginia victory.
Just 81 seconds into the Clemson match, Salandy-Defour parlayed a turnover into a breakaway and beat the goalkeeper. In the second half with UVA trailing 3-1, he made a run to the top of the box and ripped a low shot to score his second goal of the match and record his first career brace. UVA came back to draw Clemson, 3-3.
The Cavaliers (3-1-2, 0-1-1 ACC) rallied from a two-goal deficit to earn a result for the first time since Nov. 15, 2013, in the ACC semifinals against Notre Dame.
The No. 16 Cavaliers continue ACC play at 7 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 24) with their first-ever trip to No. 13 Louisville.
Cavaliers Looking to Build MomentumWomen's Basketball11/22/17Virginia (2-3) will play twice this weekend in the Cavalier Classic at John Paul Jones Arena: Saturday against Harvard and Sunday against Duquesne.'Hoos Eager to Seize Opportunity Friday NightFootball11/21/17At 8 p.m. Friday, in the annual battle for the Commonwealth Clash, UVA (6-5 overall, 3-4 ACC) meets Virginia Tech (8-3, 4-3) at Scott Stadium.Hunter Dazzles as 'Hoos Stay UnbeatenMen's Basketball11/19/17Behind a career-high 23 points from redshirt freshman De'Andre Hunter, unbeaten Virginia defeated Monmouth 73-53 on Sunday at JPJ.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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