Mar. 17, 1997
Virginia's Patton Named ACC Player of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-- Virginia senior captain Heather Patton (West Chester, Pa./W. C. Henderson) was named the first-ever ACC player of the week in women's lacrosse. This is the first year that the conference has sponsored women's lacrosse.
Virginia's second leading scorer (10g, 1a), Patton has two four-goal games, including one against tenth-ranked Old Dominion. She also helped the Cavaliers defeat two nationally-ranked foes, #6 Georgetown and #7 Princeton as she scored once in each game. Patton scored the game-winner for the second year in a row against the Tigers. Her tally with nine seconds remaining in the first half was the back-breaker for the Tigers as Virginia improved its home winning streak to 15. Patton also has a team-high 18 ground balls for the Cavaliers who are 4-0. Patton's 10 goals ties her for the team lead.
Virginia returns to action this Wednesday, March 19, as they host the top-ranked Terrapins of Maryland. Maryland, the two-time defending national champion, has not lost a regular-season game since March 23, 1993 when the Cavaliers defeated them 11-9 in Charlottesville.
'Hoos Look to Break Through at CameronMen's Basketball2/13/16At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, in a game ESPN will televise, No. 7 Virginia meets ACC foe Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.Post-Signing Day Football NotebookFootball2/12/16The start of spring practice is still more than a month away for UVA football players, whose current focus is the team's winter strength and conditioning program.Rivalry Win Continues Cavaliers' AscentMen's Basketball2/10/16In defeating Virginia Tech for the 10th time in the rivals' past 12 meetings, seventh-ranked Virginia never trailed Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.
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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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