Galassi's Effort Rewarded with Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week

Go Leopards! John Galassi was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after scoring seven goals in Lafayette's win over Wagner.
John Galassi was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after scoring seven goals in Lafayette's win over Wagner.

March 15, 2006

EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Lafayette freshman John Galassi (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park) was named Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for his seven-goal outing in the Leopards' 14-5 win over Wagner on Saturday, March 11.

Galassi scored three times in a span of 3:22 early in the fourth quarter as the Leopards put together a seven-goal burst in just under six minutes of action to turn a 4-4 tie into a commanding 11-4 lead. He also had six ground balls to help Lafayette build a 47-22 advantage in that department.

The freshman had a hat trick in the first half, opening the scoring 6:37 into the match and netting a pair of goals in the second quarter to rally the Leopards from a 2-1 deficit. Galassi completed his day with an interception deep in the Seahawks' zone which he deposited into an empty net with 4:34 left in the fourth quarter.

Galassi also scored against Villanova on Tuesday and also found the net at Quinnipiac in Lafayette's second match of the season.

The Leopards (1-3) open their Patriot League schedule on Wednesday at noon at No. 4 Navy. Lafayette received one vote in the InsideLacrosse.com media poll on Monday following its win over Wagner.

 

 

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