MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – For the second time in as many years, Morrisville State College men's lacrosse has claimed one of the top honors in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), as sophomore attackman, Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette, N.Y.) was named the conference's Offensive Player of the Year for the 2017 season Wednesday afternoon by the conference office.
Geswaldo, who was named the NEAC Rookie of the Year a year ago, was also honored with first team All-Conference accolades at attack this season.
In 13 regular season games on the year, Geswaldo led Morrisville State in scoring on the season, netting 41 goals and assisting 17 others for a team high 58 points, while adding four caused turnovers and 25 ground balls to his tallies.
The sophomore posted three or more goals in 10 games on the year, including a high six against Cobleskill. He also posted a single game high nine points against Bryn Athyn, netting five and assisting four others in the victory.
Geswaldo ranks first overall in the NEAC in extra man goals, and is fourth overall in goals scored, while ranking fifth in points.
His efforts on the field have led to two NEAC Player of the Week selections this season.
Geswaldo earned third team All-Conference honors a year ago, and led Morrisville State back to the NEAC Championship Tournament title game in 2017 after claiming the program's third straight regular season title.
The graduate of Lafayette High wrote the Geswaldo name on the Offensive Player of the Year accolade for a second straight season, following suit with his brother Louie, who earned the top honor and first team All-Conference accolades a year ago as a senior.
Geswaldo is majoring in horticulture at Morrisville State. He is the son of Vicky and Louie Geswaldo of Lafayette.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.