April 11, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Senior midfield Stedman Oakey (Charlottesville, Va.) has been named the Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Week for the first time in his career after scoring two goals and dishing off two assists in Notre Dame's 12-11 victory over Butler on April 8. The win improved Notre Dame's record to 5-3 overall and 4-0 in the GWLL as the Irish clinched the league title with a 4-0 record in its final conference test of the season.
Oakey becomes the third Irish player to earn GWLL player-of-the-week honors this season. Junior attack Tom Glatzel (Ellicott City, Md.) and senior goalie Kirk Howell (Nashville, Tenn.) were previous award winners in 2000.
Oakey, who has started six of the eight games for the 14th-ranked Irish this season, is the team's fifth-leading scorer with four goals and six assists (10 points). In his three-plus seasons at Notre Dame, he has registered 25 goals and 18 assists for 43 career points.
Notre Dame travels to 17th-ranked Army this on Saturday, April 15 for a 1:00 p.m. matchup with the Cadets.