April 2, 2001

Notre Dame sophomore rightfielder Brian Stavisky (Port Allegany, Pa.) has picked up his second BIG EAST Conference baseball player-of-the-week award, following a strong weekend series in the Irish three-game sweep of Seton Hall.

The 6-3, 230-pound lefthanded hitter led Notre Dame during the 5-0 week in batting average (.611, 11-for-18), hits (11), RBI (10), slugging pct. (1.167), total bases (21), on-base pct. (.650) and doubles (5), plus four runs (2nd on team), one of two Irish home runs during the week, a walk, a hit-by-pitch, a stolen base and errorless defense (he has yet to make an error this season) and no strikeouts in his 18 ABs.

Stavisky also led the Irish during the sweep of Seton Hall with a 6-for-10 series and seven RBI (plus four doubles, a triple, three runs, a walk, a hit-by-pitch and a stolen base).

Stavisky’s week began with three hits (including an RBI double) in the 6-1 win over Toledo and he then was a key factor in a four-run third inning of the 9-2 win over versus Hillsdale, hitting a two-run blast for his second home run of the season (he added two singles, one for an RBI).

In the 6-0 opening win over Seton Hall, Stavisky drew a first-inning walk and scored before hitting an RBI double in the third inning. He added a pair of RBI doubles in the 6-1 nightcap before closing the series with a three-hit, four-RBI game-with a two-run double and run scored in the first, an RBI triple in the fourth, a hit-by-pitch in the fifth and HBP an RBI single and run in the seventh.

Stavisky earned BIG EAST and national player-of-the week honors following the first week of the Notre Dame season, after batting 9-for-13 and reaching base in 10 consecutive plate appearances during the Mississippi State Classic.