Cable, Lessard Selected as Pepsi/SAAC Rookies of November

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Men’s basketball and women’s swimming are represented as the Pepsi/SAAC Rookies of Month for November as Luke Cable (York, Pa. / West York) and Kelsey Lessard (Chestertown, Md. / Queen Anne’s County) have been honored.

In the Crusaders’ season-opening win over Penn College (104-50) on Nov. 16, Cable started and scored 12 points, shooting 4-of-7 from long range. He also added two assists and two steals in his first collegiate action.

At Elizabethtown on Nov. 25, Cable scored a team-high 21 points, including five three-pointers, in a 66-64 loss against his older brother, Ben.

This season, Cable has started all five contests for SU. He is second on the team in minutes per game (22.8), field goals made (16) and three-pointers made (12).

Cable and the Crusaders take on the Royals from the University of Scranton on Saturday at 4 p.m. for the first Landmark Conference contest of the year.

On Nov. 3, Lessard helped SU defeat Catholic 141.5-114.5. She swam the second leg on the 200 medley relay team that placed first with a time of 1:57.21. Individually, she won the 100 back (1:12.20) and the 200 breast (2:35.47).

At York (Pa.) on Nov. 10, the Crusaders went 2-1 including a win over Dickinson, the first over the Red Devils since 1991. Lessard helped the 400 medley relay team win with a mark of 4:15.67. She placed second in the 200 breast, posting a time of 2:34.01.

On Nov. 18, SU defeated the University of Scranton 150-112, marking the first win over the Royals in 14 years. Lessard guided the 200 medley relay squad to first place with a time of 1:55.36. Against the Royals, she won the 200 breast (2:34.12) and placed second in the 100 breast (1:11.79).

Thus far this season, Lessard already holds the second fastest time in program history in the 200 breast (2:33.54), the fourth fastest 200 IM time (2:18.17) and fifth fastest 100 breast time (1:11.44).

Lessard has guided the Crusaders to a 6-2, 3-0 mark this season. SU next competes in the Franklin & Marshall Invitational from Friday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 2.