SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University men's lacrosse junior, Aaron Leeds has garnered national recognition following a stellar week, being named the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's Division III South Defensive Player of the Week and the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Corvias Division III South Defensive Player of the Week, the organizations announced on Tuesday.
Last week, the Ownings Mills, Maryland native came away with 12 groundballs, while causing seven turnovers. His efforts already earned him the Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors.
First, against No. 20 Christopher Newport University, Leeds forced one turnover and scooped up five groundballs.
Leeds followed up the CNU game with a career-day against Frostburg State University, causing six turnovers and scooping up seven groundballs in the Gulls' 13-3 victory.
On the week, Leeds was a part of the Gulls' backline that allowed just an average of 12 shot on goal per game and only conceded eight goals in the two contests combined.
Leeds and the rest of the Sea Gulls are back in action today, Wednesday, April 13 as they go on the road to take on No. 7 York College of Pennsylvania.
To view the ECAC release, click here.
To view the USILA release, click here.