NJAC Honors Four Rowan Student-Athletes...Ahmir Johnson, Ashley Lechliter, Molly Green and Marco Mannino
PITMAN, NJ -- A total of four Rowan student-athletes were awarded accolades from the New Jersey Athletic Conference in its weekly awards.
Ahmir Johnson was named the NJAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Field Athlete of the Week, Ashley Lechliter was chosen the NJAC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week, Molly Green captured the NJAC Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week, and Marco Mannino was selected the NJAC Baseball Rookie of the Week.
At the Morgan State Legacy Meet this weekend, Johnson hit the top mark in Division III (15.00 meters) in winning the triple jump. It is the second time in his career Johnson, who also won his first conference performer of the week award this season, hit the 15 meter mark in the event.
Lechliter totaled 10 goals and one assist in the Profs' 2-0 week. The senior attack player recorded three goals and one assist in the 20-3 win at Rutgers-Camden. She then scored a team-high seven goals in the Profs' 21-6 win over Kean, which extended Rowan's winning streak to three, while outscoring the opponents, 61-11. Lechliter tops the team with 45 points (34g, 11a).
Green earns the NJAC's top rookie honors for the fifth time this season. She had three goals, four assists and 17 draw controls in Rowan's two victories. Green notched three goals and one assist in 20-3 win over Rutgers-Camden, while adding two ground balls, two caused turnovers and 10 draw controls. In the 21-6 win over Kean, Green handed out three assists and had one ground ball, one caused turnover and seven draw controls.
Mannino, a freshman infielder, batted .375 (6-for-16) in four Prof wins, while adding six runs and four RBI. He went 5-for-5 with a team-best four runs scored and three RBI in the 17-4 game one win at Rutgers-Newark, which included his first career double. In the game two 2-1 victory at Rutgers-Newark, he walked in the eighth inning and then scored the tying run as the Profs finished the week going 5-0.
This week, the top-ranked men's outdoor track & field team will see select members in competition at the prestigious Penn Relays while others will head to the TCNJ Lion Invitational.
The women's lacrosse team (7-7, 3-1 NJAC) hosts Stockton on Tuesday before closing out the regular season on Saturday at Montclair State as the team eyes a playoff berth.
The seventh-ranked baseball team welcomes Immaculata this Tuesday before a slate of NJAC games to end the regular season. On Thursday and Friday, the team takes on Stockton in a home and away series before hosting a DH against Kean on Saturday.