Afamefuna Tabbed As ACC Co-Defensive Player Of The Week

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

Photo: UVA Athletics

Senior defender Robin Afamefuna was named the Atlantic Coast co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday as announced by the league office. It marks the fourth time a Cavalier has been recognized this season.

Afamefuna (Wuerselen, Germany) and the No. 1 Cavaliers remained undefeated with clean sheet victories over George Washington (3-0) on Tuesday and No. 24 Louisville (2-0) on Friday night. The fourth year was credited with the game-winner on Tuesday scoring off a set piece in the 30th minute. The tally eventually landed on the top spot of Tuesday’s SportsCenter’s top-10 plays.

In Friday night’s ACC win over Louisville, Afamefuna played all 90 minutes in Virginia’s NCAA-best, ninth shutout of the season. Afamefuna has played all but four minutes of the 10 Cavalier games this season. Virginia also leads the country in goals against average (0.10) and save percentage (.962). The one goal allowed is the fewest through 10 games in the 76-year history of the program.

Virginia is back in action on Friday when it travels to Boston College. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. and is set to air on ACCNX.

Virginia ACC Player of the Week Honors

Sept. 3 – Irakoze Donasiyano (Offensive)

Sept. 9 – Colin Shutler (Defensive)

Sept. 30 – Colin Shutler (Defensive)

Oct. 7 – Robin Afamefuna (Defensive)



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