Lein Named Landmark Player of the Year; One of Two All-Conference Selections

Lein Named Landmark Player of the Year; One of Two All-Conference Selections

TOWSON, Md. – Susquehanna senior men's lacrosse attack Austen Lein (New Vernon, N.J./Madison) has been named the Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the first time a Crusader has earned the honor in Landmark Conference history. Sophomore teammate Corrie Van Haasteren (Raymond, Maine/Hebron Academy) joined Lein as a First-Team selection at defense.

Lein, who was a Second-Team player in 2013, has started all 16 games for SU this season. He leads the team in goals (23), assists (32) and points (55). His assist total also leads the conference while his 55 points are second-best among conference players. Two of his 23 goals have been game winners and he has both one man-up and one man-down goal.

Lein's 32 assists are the most in a single season while his 55 points are second-best in single- season program history.

Against Goucher on April 5, Lein became the program's all-time leader in points and he now has 173 (90g, 83a) for his career with his 90 career goals tied for fourth most all-time.

Van Haasteren, meanwhile, has also started all 16 games this season and leads the team in caused turnovers with 29. He also has 39 ground balls, second-best on the team, and chipped in one goal, the first of his career.

The SU defense is out-scoring opponents 144-125 this season and holding opponents to just 7.81 goals-per-game. Van Haasteren and the Susquehanna defense have also forced 282 turnovers.

The Crusaders, under the direction of seventh-year head coach Stewart Moan, earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Landmark Conference Tournament and will host No. 4 seed Drew on Wednesday, April 30 at 4 p.m.