March 28, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Besser Dyson (Alexandria, Va.) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the No. 15 Virginia women’s lacrosse team to a pair of wins last week.
Dyson totaled six goals and had three assists to lead the Cavaliers with nine points on the week. The attacker finished recorded a hat trick in the 9-6 win at James Madison and had three goals and three assists in the Cavaliers’ 18-5 win over then-No. 17 Duke.
After UVA fell behind 2-0 early at JMU, Dyson scored her first of the day to tie the game at three. Dyson hit the first goal of the second half that gave UVA a 6-4 lead, and scored again to make it 8-5 and help secure the win. Dyson had a career-high six points in the win over Duke. She scored two of UVA’s first three goals that gave UVA a 3-0 lead. Dyson scored the opening goal just 11 seconds into the contest.
This is the first ACC weekly honor for Dyson and the second-straight Offensive Player of the Week award for the Cavaliers.
Virginia will be back in action on Wednesday, March 29 when it hosts Oregon at 7 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.
'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.No. 1 'Hoos Ready to Roll in CharlotteMen's Basketball3/15/18At approximately 9:20 p.m. Friday, in a South Region game, No. 1 seed UVA (31-2) meets No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in the NCAA tournament's first round.
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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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