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March 13, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia senior attackman Steele Stanwick has been named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week, announced by the conference on Tuesday. North Carolina junior goaltender Steven Rastivo was named the Defensive Player of the Week.
Stanwick accumulated 11 points during the week, including a career-high seven assists against Vermont. In front of his hometown, the Baltimore, Md., native scored a goal and assisted three others in Virginia’s overtime win against No. 3 Cornell. His assist in overtime to Colin Briggs served as the difference in the game, and his lone goal against the Big Red ended up being Virginia’s final score in regulation.
Rastivo was named the Most Valuable Player of North Carolina’s game against No. 14 Princeton in the Konica Minolta Face-off Classic. The South Setauket, N.Y., native was the dominant player on the field against the Tigers as he made 16 saves and allowed only eight goals in the nationally-televised win. Rastivo’s .667 save percentage in the game was the best of his career of any game in which he had at least 10 saves. Princeton outshot the Tar Heels 43-22 in the game, and Rastivo had seven saves in the fourth quarter alone to secure the victory.