WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Two sophomore members of George McCormack's Williams College men's lacrosse team headed to Middletown, Conn. on Saturday to face Wesleyan in the NESCAC Tournament semifinals have been recognized by the conference coaches.
Peele has started for the Ephs from the day he arrived on campus and Stewart has made his presence felt over his first two years as well.
This season Peele has started all 16 games for the 9-7 Ephs and he has logged just under 882 minutes in goal. Peele has faced 499 shots on goal to date and he has stopped 172 for a save percentage of 52.6. He has allowed 155 goals for a goals against average of 10.55.
In the Ephs' 10-4 NESCAC Quarterfinal win over Connecticut College last Saturday he made nine saves.
"George Peele has started every game at goalie since arriving at Williams," McCormack noted. "His size and athleticism have allowed him to be a very good stopper of the ball and his vision down the field has enabled us to get our transition offense going on a regular basis. George has a knack for making big saves in the biggest games."
In his career Peele has started all 32 games in which he has played. In 1820:28 minutes Peele has allowed 354 goals (11.67 GAA) and he owns a save percentage of 50.4, having stopped 359 shots out of the 713 he has faced. His career record stands at 16-15.
Rock Stewart has started 10 of the 16 games he has played this season. Stewart has scored two goals and assisted on two more. He leads the Ephs in caused turnovers (16) and he is second on the squad in ground balls with 50.
"Rock Stewart is a 2-year starter at LSM and also comes off the wings on face offs," said McCormack."Rock 's strengths are clearing the ball, ground balls and causing turnovers. Rock is one of our hardest workers and is very engaged in the community with Team Impact and volunteering at the local elementary school."
In his career Stewart has started 18 if the 32 games he has played in, notching four goals and registering three assists. Stewart has collected 104 ground balls and he has caused 32 turnovers.