Simonson Named NE10 Rookie of the Week, Hirshom and Scardino Recognized

Simonson Named NE10 Rookie of the Week, Hirshom and Scardino Recognized

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse first-year Sebastian Simonson (Spruce Grove, Alberta/Spruce Grove Composite) was named Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, May 1. It was his first collegiate accolade.

Senior Kyle Hirshom (Walpole, Mass./Walpole) and sophomore Spencer Scardino (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) both landed on the NE10 Weekly Honor Roll. Scardino were recognized for the fifth time this season, while Hirshom was lauded for the second time in his career.

Simonson turned in four goals, two assists, two ground balls and a pair of man-up markers in a 20-11 win at American International College on Tuesday. He matched his season high in goals during the contest while setting a personal best in points. Simonson turned in four hat tricks this year and scored 10 goals in the final four games alone. He had 25 goals, five assists, 19 ground balls and five man-up goals. Simonson is tied for 18th in the NE10 in goals and tied for sixth in man-up markers, as the Purple Knights are seventh in NCAA Division II in man-up offense (46.0%).

Hirshom totaled five goals, two assists and two ground balls at AIC, finishing with career highs in goals and points. The two-year captain registered career highs across the board this season, including scoring 17 goals and adding 19 assists after totaling 13 markers and 12 helpers in his first 25 contests over his initial three seasons. Hirshom turned in 19 ground balls and six caused turnovers, and tied for ninth in the NE10 in assists. He tallied three man-up goals while handing out eight assists during extra-man opportunities.

Scardino totaled 11 saves while allowing six goals during 45 minutes at AIC. He is fourth in NCAA Division II in saves per game (15.3), tied for fourth in saves (230) and 19th in save percentage (.561). Scardino is second in the North Region in saves average, third in saves and eighth in save percentage. His save total is second in program history, as only John Eckroth '99, with 269 in 1998, had more. Scardino also played the seventh-most goalie minutes in school annals (812:55), logging the most since Chris DeMairo '13 in 2013 (830:34).