Steele Stanwick still has a few tricks up his sleeve, as the six goals he scored in the regular season finale against Penn were a career-high for the senior captain, who this season became the schools career leader in points, passing the record set by Doug Knight in 1997.
"It's a great honor just to be mentioned in the same sentence as some of those guys," says Stanwick. "I'm happy about it, but I think my time to reflect on it will probably be after the season."
Stanwick has started every game of his Cavalier career.
Head coach Dom Starsia says, "We knew we had a special kid coming in. He has probably surpassed our expectations to a certain extent, because I think you might dream about something like this, but I don't think you'd impose those expectations on anybody."
With all that he's accomplished, Steele Stanwick has been the focus of attention by the media at Virginia practices for pretty much four-straight years, but head coach Dom Starsia says he doesn't mind the constant questions.
"It seems like we're always talking about Steele," says Starsia. "I'll never grow tired of it, and I'm going to miss talking about him next year. He's just a very special kid."
Stanwick has captured the ACC player of the year award two years in a row, and has a chance to become the first player to win the Tewaaraton Trophy in back-to-back seasons.
He's also looking to help Virginia win back-to-back national championships.
Stanwick says, "Not much really matters up until the tournament. People aren't going to remember the Duke loss in the first round. You're kinda remembered for what you do in May."
The senior entered UVA as the #1 recruit in the country as a freshman, as leaves as the program's all-time leading scorer.
"It's been great, I couldn't have asked for anything more," says Stanwick. "It's been a special, special time here, and I've enjoyed every second of it."
Starsia says, "I've been honored and privileged to be a part of his career. He's not only one of the finest players that has been here at the University of Virginia, but nationally throughout his career."
Stanwick and the 'Hoos will be aiming to win back-to-back national championships for the first time in program history.
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