Steele Stanwick and R.G. Keenan Earn Weekly Honors
April 3, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia senior attackman Steele Stanwick and North Carolina sophomore midfielder R.G. Keenan have been named the ACC Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week, announced by the conference office on Tuesday. It is the fourth weekly award this season for Keenan and the second for Stanwick.
Stanwick tied a career high with eight points to lead Virginia to a 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.
Keenan was named the Most Valuable Player of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic game between North Carolina and No. 1 Johns Hopkins. The Perry Hall, Md., native won 18-of-25 faceoffs and scooped up a game-high nine ground balls in the match. He won 11-of-14 faceoffs in the first half as the Tar Heels built an 8-4 halftime advantage, and scored his second goal of the season in the second quarter. The nine ground balls were his second highest total this season, and his work on faceoffs helped the Tar Heels control possession en route to their first win over a top-ranked team since April 6, 1996.