Stanwick Named ACC Offensive Player of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia senior attackman Steele Stanwick has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office for games through April 1.
Stanwick tied a career high with eight points to lead Virginia to a 12-8 conference win at No. 9 Maryland. With the Cavaliers down two goals late in the third quarter, Stanwick jumpstarted a 7-1 Virginia run that spelled the difference. The Baltimore, Md., native tallied three goals and two assists during the run, including what proved to the game-winning goal. He also picked up a team-high five ground balls, including crucial ones late in the game that held possession with UVa.
The weekly honor is the fourth of Stanwick’s career and second of the season. He was also named ACC Offensive Player of the Week this season on March 13. Prior to this season, Stanwick won once in 2011 and once in 2010. UVa has now earned four ACC Offensive Player of the Week nods in seven weeks of games this season. Rob Emery won the accolade on Feb. 21 and Colin Briggs picked his up on March 6.
Virginia returns to action on Saturday at North Carolina. The contest will be televised live on ESPN in HD and faceoff is set for 1 p.m.