By GoLeopards.com featured columnist Mandy Housenick
Leopards hold off late Highlanders surge in 12-11 victory
Cortese makes 10 saves for the Leopards on Senior Day
Lafayette returns to PL play after back-to-back non-conference defeats
Lafayette downed the Hawks a year ago, 11-10, in Anastos' first collegiate start
2016: Started in all 14 games for the Leopards...led the team with 33 goals and 41 total points...tallied five goals against Wagner (2/19)...found the back of the net four times in two contests against Loyola (2/27) and NJIT (4/12)...had a season-high six points against Wagner (2/19) coming from five goals and an assist...finished the season averaging 2.93 points per game...picked up 27 ground balls including three on five separate occassions.
2015: Started in all 14 games...led the team with 26 goals...finished second on the team with 34 points...opened the season with a goal at Wagner (2/13)...added a career-high six points on four goals and two assists at Colgate (2/21)...tallied a goal in back-to-back games against Penn (3/3) and Navy (3/10)...scored two goals and handed out an assist at Boston University (3/14), at Sacred Heart (3/17) and against Loyola (3/21)...fired a pair of goals at UMBC (3/27) and at Monmouth (3/31)...chipped in two goals and two assists against NJIT (4/7)...had a career-high five goals and an assist in the Relentless Cup against Bucknell (4/11)...finished the season with two goals at Lehigh (4/17).
2014: Appeared in 10 games, making one start...scored a goal and dished out three assists...registered his first career point, an assist, against Monmouth (4/1)...tallied a goal and an assist against Lehigh (4/18).
AT SMITHTOWN WEST: three-year varsity letterwinner in lacrosse...helped lead Smithtown West to the Suffolk County Lacrosse Championship games in 2010 and 2013...selected to the 2012 Rising Senior Suffolk County All-Star game...three-time Varsity Scholar Athlete.