ACC unveils Men’s Football Player of the Week honors

GREENSBORO, North Carolina ( – Duke sophomore forward/midfielder Shakur Mohammed and Wake Forest sophomore forward Roald Mitchell were named Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Offensive Players of the Week, while first-year defenseman year of Pitt Jackson Gilman and Wake Forest junior defenseman Garrison Tubbs were named the league’s co-defensive players. of the week.

Mitchell scored four goals and added an assist in No. 4 Wake Forest’s wins over Winthrop (5-1) and NC State (2-0) last week as the Demon Deacons extended their record to 5-0 without a stain. In the win over Winthrop, the Montclair, New Jersey native recorded his first career hat trick and also recorded an assist on the game-winning goal. His seven points were the most by a Demon Deacon since Michael Gamble had nine against VMI in 2014. It was the first multi-goal game of his college career. In the win over NC State on Saturday night, Mitchell scored the game-winning goal in the 15th minute from a penalty kick.

Mohammed scored the game-winning goal and assisted on another scoreline in No. 7 Duke’s 2-1 win over No. 10 Louisville on Saturday night. A native of Kumasi, Ghana, Mohammed played 82 minutes and was involved in both goals within 45 seconds of play. His second assist of the season tied the score at 1-1 in the 54th minute , and he sent his third goal of the season into the back of the net in the 82nd minute. The second has already equaled his goalscoring tally from the 2021 season and has two match winners this year.

Gilman was a key figure as Pitt got a clean pair of sheets in wins over Howard (5-0) and North Carolina (1-0). The Schwenksville, Pa. native helped the Pitt defense hold the Bison to a shot on goal. On Friday night, Gilman again helped guide the Panthers’ defensive efforts as Pitt notched a road victory over North Carolina, his first victory at Chapel Hill in program history. The freshman finished his night with two shots on goal while defensively the team limited UNC to just two shots on goal. The Pitt defense now has a 243-minute shutout streak that extends into the first half of Marshall’s game (Sept. 2). During the shutout streak, Pitt allowed just four shots on goal.

A native of Brunswick, Georgia, Tubbs captained Wake Forest in wins over Winthrop and NC State. In the Demon Deacons’ win over NC State, Tubbs guided a defensive effort that failed a Wolfpack and returned just one shot on the night. The team also held reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Week Conor Kelly, who was tied for the NCAA lead in goals (5), without a shot. It was the second time in three matches that Wake Forest did not allow a shot on goal, with the Demon Deacons allowing just two goals in five matches.

Non-conference play continues Tuesday with six ACC teams in action. At 8 p.m., NC State hosts James Madison on ACC Network. All 12 teams will play league matches on Friday night. The 7 p.m. game between No. 24 Syracuse and No. 1 Clemson will air on ACC Network.

2022 ACC Men’s Football Offensive Player of the Week

Aug. 30 – Ousmane Sylla, Jr., F, Clemson; Bertin Jacquesson, Jr., F, Pitt
Sept. 6 – Conor Kelly, Gr., M, NC State
Sept. 13 – Shakur Mohammed, So., F/M, Duke; Roald Mitchell, So., F, Wake Forest

2022 ACC Men’s Football Defensive Player of the Week

Aug. 30 — Christian Curti, Sr., D, Syracuse
Sept. 6 – Prince Amponsah, Jr., D, Wake Forest
September 13 – Jackson Gilman, Fr., D, Pitt; Garrison Tubbs, Jr., D, Wake Forest

Helen J. Jimenez