“The ultimate ‘feel for the game’ guard. Steve knows how to play and has taken and made big shots for us. As a quieter guy, I have liked how he has become more vocal this summer. He knows it is his turn to lead. We need to have our bigs screen for him more and get him open shots on curling and driving action. He is an unbelievably reliable defender. You can put him on anyone - and we have. All I know is, when Steve is on the court I am a calmer coach. He makes the other four guys better on both ends of the floor.”
- Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey
AWARDS AND HONORS:
2015 ACC All-Tournament First Team
2015 & 2016 Notre Dame Defensive Player of the Year
2014 Notre Dame Newcomer of the Year
ACC Rookie of the Week (Jan. 6, 2014)
JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16):
- Overcame a tough shooting day to score five of Notre Dame’s 14 points in the overtime win over Duke (3/10/16) in the ACC Quarterfinals.
- Scored a career-high 22 points in Notre Dame’s victory at Duke (1/16/16), while matching his career-best with four three-point field goals.
- Stepped into the point guard role for the Irish in the absence of Demetrius Jackson during the games with Boston College (1/23/16) and Syracuse (1/28/16).
- Posted double figures in 25 of 36 games and has made a team-high 86 consecutive starts.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15):
- Reached double figures in 21 contests.
- Registered the first 20-point performance of his career when he led the Irish with 20 points in a win over Butler (3/21/15) in third round of the NCAA Championship, a victory that sent Notre Dame into the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003. Connected on 6-11 shots from the field and grabbed six rebounds while playing a career-high 43 minutes in the overtime victory.
- Scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds In an overtime win against Georgia Tech (1/3/15) at Purcell Pavilion.
- Named to the ACC All-Tournament First Team after averaging 13.0 points per game and shooting over 52.0 percent from the field in Notre Dame’s victories over Miami (3/12/15), Duke (3/13/15) and North Carolina (3/14/15) as the Irish claimed the program’s first ACC Championship.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14):
- Played in 27 contests and made 12 starts during the season.
- Came off the bench to score nine points and grab four rebounds in a 79-77 Irish victory over Duke (1/4/14) in the program’s first Atlantic Coast Conference game at the Joyce Center.
- Earned ACC rookie-of-the-week honors for his performance against the Blue Devils as he connected on three three-pointers (on five attempts) in the game.
- Netted double figures for the first time in his career in 61-55 loss at number one-ranked Syracuse (2/3/14).
- Concluded his career at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, Pa., as school's all-time career scoring leader with 1,766 career points.
- Had his No. 32 jersey retired at school's Kelly Fieldhouse following his senior season, only the third athlete in school history and first basketball player to receive that honor at St. Joseph’s Prep.
- Two-time honoree (junior and senior season) as Catholic League's Most Valuable Player.
- Named Catholic League Defensive Player of the Year in 2013.
- Led Hawks to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state semifinals in 2013.
- First St. Joseph’s Prep player to be named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year.
- Played for the Jersey Shore Warriors AAU Team.
- Full name is Stephen Paul Vasturia.
- Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Son of John and Kathleen Vasturia, along with older brother Patrick and younger brother Michael.
- Father John played baseball and football at Pennsylvania and mother Kathleen played basketball at Dickinson College.
- Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in Management Consulting.