VIRGINIA LOTTERY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: ELI LOCKABY

RICHMOND, Va. – Men's Soccer midfielder Eli Lockaby was named Virginia Lottery Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance against #14 Akron in Akron, Ohio and at home on Saturday against George Mason.

Lockaby was in the right place at the right time all night against the Zips, helping his team hold Akron to zero goals and only five shots on goal.  

"To come out at Akron with a draw is not bad," said Lockaby.  "They're a top team in the country."

He turned it on offensively against the Patriots of George Mason, assisting Jorge Herranz and Luc Fatton on the Rams' two goals of the night.  He also helped the Rams to their second straight shutout.  

"The pride is in the zero," said Lockaby of the shutouts.  "We talked amongst the backline and said we need to take pride in not giving up goals.  We have given up too many goals this season and we needed to start shutting that down."

 

Netflix: TV Shows or Movies: "We are binge watching TV shows for sure.  We started Luc Cage and that's not bad."

What's on the playlist right now: Kodak Black

Favorite teammate to follow on Twitter: Travis Cooke.  "Just to mess with him, I have to give the freshman a problem."

Pre-game ritual: "I always eat a Snickers before a game."

Best moment on the field at VCU: "Going to the conference tournament last year."

Top three teammates in phone: RJ Roberts, Dakota Barnathan, Joe Rice

You have a free plane ticket, where do you go: Australia. "Gotta go coastline and go surfing."

Favorite place that you have been: "Hawaii was awesome and I've also been to Germany."

What's on your pizza: Pepperoni and Bacon from Domino's

One sport you wish you could play besides soccer: Basketball.  "I wish I was 6'8", 250 pounds, born in Akron, Ohio and named Lebron James.  That would be awesome."

Animal you're most afraid of: House cats

Favorite place to go in Richmond: Belle Isle