Stony Brook, N.Y. - After a 5-1 week including a four-game sweep of rival-Maine, Stony Brook's Rob Leonard and Michael Stephan were tabbed America East Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively. For his efforts, Leonard was also chosen as the Stony Brook Athlete of the Week.
Leonard, the senior first baseman, drove in 10 runs, including a game-winning grand slam versus Maine. In the win over Hofstra, Leonard went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and run scored. In the sweep over Maine, Leonard led the offense, driving in eight runs and batting .500 with a grand slam, a triple and a double. In the 7-3 win over Maine on Friday, Leonard broke a 3-3 tie with a two-out grad slam to lift Stony Brook to a 7-3 win. He drove in five runs in the win. In Game 2, he struck again as he hit a two-run triple in the first inning to hand the Seawolves an early 2-0 lead. Leonard has either scored a run or driven on in over the Seawolves' five-game win streak. Leonard slugged a team-high .842 on the week and is on a five-game hitting streak.
Stephan, a catcher/designated hitter, batted .429 and drew seven walks to poast a team-high .667 on base percentage. Stephan also ripped three doubles and slugged .643 on the week. He crossed the plate seven times and drove in three as Stony Brook outscored its opponents, 37-19, on the week. This is Stephan's second rookie of the week award.