Three Mountain Hawks Pick Up Patriot League Weekly Awards

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BETHLEHEM, PA. – Following a 13-7 win over the Navy No. 19 on Saturday, three members of the Lehigh men’s seventh lacrosse team have received weekly Patriot League awards, as announced on Monday. Junior Tommy Schelling was named Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks, Junior Mike Sisselberger was named Faceoff Specialist of the Week for the second time in a row and newcomer Scott Cole was named Rookie of the Week for the first time this season.

Schelling finished the competition on Saturday with five points (three goals, two assists), including an 8-1 run in the first half by Lehigh to turn a 1-0 deficit into an 8-2 lead at halftime. Schelling scored the Mountain Hawks’ last two goals in the first half. He now has at least five points in five of six games this season and has 28 points that season (13 goals, 15 assists).

🎥 Your @PatriotLeague offensive player of the week – Tommy Schelling! pic.twitter.com/2LRgDJSAcH

– Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) April 12, 2021

Meanwhile, Sisselberger received his third award as Patriot League Faceoff Specialist of the Week. The nation’s leader in face-off percentage and groundballs / game on day won 18 out of 23 against the Midshipmen with 11 groundballs. Sisselberger has at least 16 faceoff wins with no more than seven losses in every game this season. By controlling possession of the ball, the Mountain Hawks were able to achieve a 55:36 advantage on Saturday. For the season, Sisselberger has won 108 of 139 encounters (77.7 percent) with 72 groundballs.

🎥 Your @PatriotLeague Faceoff Specialist of the Week – Mike Sisselberger! pic.twitter.com/GsoBv6roCy

– Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) April 12, 2021

Cole scored for the sixth time in as many games and added four groundballs to earn the Rookie of the Week award. The goal was to have 1:27 left in the fourth quarter to give the Mountain Hawks a 12-7 lead in the eventual 13-7 win. Cole has nine goals this season.

🎥 Your @PatriotLeague rookie of the week – Scott Cole! pic.twitter.com/J0B3VjLHEL

– Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) April 12, 2021

Senior goalkeeper James Spence also received an Honorable Mention after 14 saves that only allowed seven goals against the Midshipmen.

Lehigh is one of only three remaining undefeated teams in the nation and will be back in action next weekend when it comes to a pair against Lafayette – on Friday (8pm) in Lafayette and on Sunday (12pm) against the Leopards.

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