Three Bobcats Named NEILA Scholar-Athletes
HAMDEN, Conn. - Three Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse players were named New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Scholar-Athletes, the organization today announced. Senior captains Kevin Benzing (Severna Park, Md.), Christian Haggerty (West Nyack, N.Y.) and Jake Glebocki (Wilbraham, Mass.) were extended the honor, which acknowledges the graduating seniors from their respective schools, who have earned over a 3.0 grade point average and have excelled on the field.
Benzing became only the second Quinnipiac player to make 500 saves in his four-year career, finishing with 534. He capped off his career with a 13-save effort against Robert Morris in the NEC Tournament Semifinals, including five saves in the first overtime alone. He caused the turnover that led the break on the Bobcats' final goal in regulation to force overtime, leaving the net to intercept a Colonials pass. His 10.36 saves per game ranked 21st in the nation, while his .516 save percentage and 9.9 goals-against average were 33rd and 37th in the nation, respectively.
Haggerty was a constant on the Bobcats' attack this season, starting all 14 games the Bobcats played, while scoring 21 goals and adding 20 assists. He became the only player in Quinnipiac history to record two 20/20 seasons and is one of only four players in QU history to have a single season of 20 goals and 20 assists. In just two years at Quinnipiac, Haggerty finished with 86 points, good for 14th all-time in program history. He registered a point in all 28 games he played with the Bobcats, ranking 18th nationally among current point streaks. Haggerty prolonged his career for one more game, scoring a man-down goal 21 seconds into the second overtime of the Bobcats' 12-11 win against Robert Morris in the NEC Tournament Semifinals.
Glebocki was a stalwart on the Bobcats' defense for the last four years and was its bright spot as a senior this season. The All-NEC First Team selection paced the nation's fourth-best defense at causing turnovers with 1.79 caused turnovers per game, good for 19th in the nation individually. He also picked up 50 ground balls, scored a goal and added an assist.