Stanwick Named ACC Offensive Player of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s junior attackman Steele Stanwick has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for the period through Sunday’s games. The honor is Stanwick’s first of the season and second of his career. He was previously named ACC’s Player of the Week on Feb. 22, 2010.
The Baltimore, Md., native scored eight goals and had seven assists for 15 total points on the week, helping the Cavaliers win two games, including an 11-10 overtime thriller at No. 5 Stony Brook on Saturday. Stanwick had five goals and two assists against the Seawolves, including scoring the game-winner with 44 seconds left in overtime. He had his hand in seven of UVa’s 11 scores in the quality road win.
Stanwick also had three goals and five assists in Virginia’s midweek victory over visiting Mount St. Mary’s, helping UVa defeat the Mount 22-6.
Stanwick is the third Cavalier to garner weekly ACC honors this season and is the second-straight league offensive player of the week. Chris Bocklet earned the honor last week. Joining Bocklet in honors announced by the league on Feb. 22, goalie Rob Fortunato was named the first-ever ACC Defensive Player of the Week.
This week’s defensive player of the week honor went to Maryland’s Curtis Holmes.
Virginia returns to action on Friday as they travel to face the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse shares the top spot in the USILA coaches poll this week with UVa, creating a unique No. 1 vs. No. 1 matchup that can be heard live on WINA 1070 AM and VirginiaSports.com. The game will also be televised live on ESPNU. Faceoff is slated for 6 p.m.