Three lacrosse players honored by league
Contact: Jim Taylor (315) 859-4685
March 29, 2010
Three Hamilton College athletes were honored by the Liberty League on March 29 when the league selected its weekly award winners.
Jon Leanos '12 (Long Valley, N.J./Delbarton School) was named a co-offensive performer of the week for men's lacrosse. Lauren Sokol '12 (Colts Neck, N.J./Peddie School) picked up a women's lacrosse co-defensive performer of the week award and Rachel Friedman '13 (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde HS) was a co-rookie of the week selection.
Leanos scored three goals and assisted on five others in a 2-0 week for undefeated Hamilton (5-0 overall). He scored the game-winning goal with 2:51 left in the fourth quarter to lift the Continentals to a 7-6 victory at Drew University on March 24. Drew is coached by Leanos' father, Tom Leanos.
Sokol picked up seven ground balls, won five draw controls and caused three turnovers in a 3-0 week for nationally ranked No. 3 Hamilton (6-0 overall). She scooped up five ground balls in a win at St. John Fisher College on March 27.
Friedman scored six goals and added an assist in the Continentals' three road wins last week. She notched the game-winning goal with 1:48 remaining in Hamilton's 8-7 win at SUNY Cortland in a showdown between a pair of Top 10 teams on March 23.