Calgary, AB – The National Lacrosse League today announced Calgary Roughnecks sophomore Karsen Leung is one of three finalists for the 2015 NLL Transition Player of the Year award, joining Joey Cupido of the Colorado Mammoth and the Toronto Rock’s Brodie Merrill.
Leung recorded 11 goals and 24 assists for 35 points along with 79 loose balls in his second season with the Roughnecks. Selected by Calgary in the second round, 10th overall, in the 2013 NLL Entry Draft, the 25-year-old from Victoria, British Columbia finished his 2014 debut season sixth in rookie scoring with 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) and was named to the NLL All-Rookie Team.
“Karsen is a phenomenal athlete who plays the game at a very fast and intense pace,” said Roughnecks head coach and assistant general manager Curt Malawsky. “He maintains an optimum level of fitness and makes decisions quickly and decisively, a testament to his high lacrosse IQ. His ability to create turnovers, anticipate the play and pounce on loose balls, complemented by his breakaway speed and scoring touch, are key components to our transition game.”
The 2015 NLL Season Awards are determined by a vote of the league’s board of governors, general managers and head coaches at the end of the regular season. The winners will be announced at the NLL Season Awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Toronto, Ontario.
Schedule of remaining NLL Season Awards announcements:
June 18: Goaltender of the Year award finalists
June 22: Head Coach of the Year (The Les Bartley Award) award finalists
June 23: General Manager of the Year award finalists
June 24: Rookie of the Year award finalists
June 25: Most Valuable Player award finalists
June 29: Teammate of the Year award finalists
June 30: Pinty’s Wingman of the Year award finalists
July 2: Executive of the Year award finalists
July 6: Media Person of the Year (The Tom Borrelli Award) recipient