DURHAM, N.C.—Duke sophomore defender Matthias Frick has been named the Duke Student-Athlete of the Week following his performances in a 2-0 week for the Blue Devils, which included a 2-0 upset of No. 10 Virginia in Charlottesville.
Also voted to the College Soccer News Team of the Week for his performances, Frick excelled on both sides of the ball last week. Frick scored a goal and helped anchor the Blue Devil defense to two wins last week.
In a midweek game with Wofford, Frick played 79 minutes and was instrumental in Duke building a 4-1 lead before being subbed out for just the second time of the season. After Wofford scored in the 10th minute, Frick and the Duke defense held the Terriers scoreless and to just three more shots through the 79th minute.
Three days later, the native of Austria gave Duke a crucial 2-0 cushion against 10th-ranked Virginia as he headed home a Max Moser free kick. The goal was the second of the season for Frick and helped hand Virginia its first loss of the season. It also marked the first time all season a team had scored multiple goals versus the Cavaliers.
Frick, a stalwart outside back, has started all 11 games this season and has played all but 18 minutes. The Blue Devils are on a two-game shutout streak that spans 182:15.
The Blue Devils are 7-3-1 overall and ranked 17th in the most recent coaches poll. They resume the ACC gauntlet Friday night versus No. 9 Notre Dame. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., on ACC Network Extra.