Steven Proscia Named ACC Player of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia infielder Steven Proscia (Jr., Suffern, N.Y.) has been named the ACC Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Proscia had a huge week as he led the Cavaliers to five straight wins. It is his first career ACC Player of the Week honor.
Proscia had a monster week at the plate, tallying a team-high 12 hits and eight RBI as Virginia swept five games. He went 12-for-21 (.571) with a pair of home runs.
Proscia recorded four multiple-hit games, including a trio of three-hit games. In the Tuesday win over Georgetown, Proscia hit a three-run home run in UVa’s rain-shortened win. In the Cavaliers’ Wednesday victory over Coastal Carolina, Proscia hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning to cap a three-run comeback.
Proscia then went 5-for-8 in UVa’s Sunday doubleheader sweep of Duke, including a key home run in the sixth inning of the first game.
This marks the fourth conference honor earned by a Cavalier this year but the first player of the week distinction. Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.) has twice been named the ACC Pitcher of the Week, while Will Roberts (Jr., Richmond, Va.) earned pitcher of the week laurels on April 4. Proscia is the first Cavalier to earn ACC Player of the Week honors since Phil Gosselin on May 2, 2010.
Virginia travels to Radford for a 6 p.m. Tuesday contest before returning home to battle Richmond at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Cavaliers will take on NC State this weekend in a three-game ACC series at Davenport Field.