Virginia's Stanwick and Maryland's Holmes Named ACC Players of the Week

April 10, 2012

ACC Players of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia senior attackman Steele Stanwick and Maryland junior midfielder Curtis Holmes have been named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, announced by the conference office on Tuesday. It is the second straight award for Stanwick and the third of the season, and the second for Holmes.

Stanwick is the first player in ACC Men’s Lacrosse history to be named a Player of the Week three times in the same season since the award’s inception in 1986.

Stanwick led Virginia with three goals and four assists in a 15-10 road conference victory over No. 9 North Carolina. The Baltimore, Md., native had two goals and two assists during a 6-0 Cavalier run to break a 4-4 tie. It marked the fourth time this season he has reached seven points in a game, and is now averaging 4.91 points, the third highest rate in the nation.

Holmes won 15-of-20 faceoffs to help Maryland dominate possession and amass a 52-18 shot advantage in a 13-6 win over Navy. The Marriottsville, Md., native won 11 straight draws in the second and third quarters, during which the Terps outscored the visitors 7-2. Holmes also grabbed a game-high seven groundballs.

ACC Men’s Lacrosse returns to action on Friday when No. 1 Virginia hosts No. 7 Duke at 6 p.m. on ESPNU. On Saturday, No. 8 North Carolina takes on Hofstra at 1:30 on ESPNU, and No. 9 Maryland plays at third-ranked Johns Hopkins at 6 p.m.