Men's lacrosse All-American playing in professional league
Hamilton College men’s lacrosse alum Jon Leanos '12 (Long Valley, N.J./Delbarton School) has been named to the 2013 Boston Cannons' six-man practice roster in the Major Lacrosse League (MLL).
Cannons announce 2013 roster
The MLL is the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league. Leanos is one of only five attackmen between the Cannons' 25-man active roster and the practice squad.
Leanos was selected the 2012 NESCAC Player of the Year in Hamilton's first year in the conference. He was a four-time all-conference selection and was named the 2009 Liberty League Rookie of the Year.
Leanos was a U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III first team All-America honoree and made the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England all-star team in 2012. Leanos, who received the 2012 Jack B. Riffle Award as the outstanding Hamilton male athlete in the senior class, was one of two Continentals that participated in the 2012 USILA/LaxWorld Division III Senior North-South Game.
“Jon is a great lacrosse player, NESCAC Player of the Year and a first-team All-American, but an even better person,” head coach Scott Barnard said. “He is one of the best field generals I have ever coached. He is a complete player that can get to the goal when we wants to, but prides himself on setting up his teammates.”
Leanos finished his Hamilton career in fourth place on the team's all-time list with 179 points, and is tied for fourth with 92 assists. In 2012, he tied for third place in the NESCAC with 21 assists, and ranked fifth with 50 points and ninth with 29 goals.