Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/1818
From Press Release
Virginia men’s lacrosse midfielder Matt Moore (Garnet Valley) has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Freshman of the Year, an honor voted on by the league’s five head coaches. He is the 13th Cavalier to be named the ACC’s top freshman. This is the second year in a row UVA has had the league’s freshman of the year. Last year Michael Kraus took home the honor.
Moore had 19 goals and 15 assists for 34 points. His 34 points rank No. 2 all-time among UVA freshmen midfielders, trailing only current teammate Dox Aitken who set the standard with 40 points last year. He was just named to the All-ACC Tournament team earlier this month after scoring four goals and dishing out four assists during the 2018 ACC Championship.
Moore is only the second UVA midfielder to win the award and the first since Jason Hard in 1997. With Kraus winning the award in 2017, this is the third time UVA freshmen have won the award in back-to-back years. Tim Whiteley (1993) and Michael Watson (1994) were the first pair to do so, followed by Tillman Johnson (2001) and Joe Yevoli (2002).