Josh Sanderson named player of the month

February 11, 2015   ·   0 Comments

The National Lacrosse League has announced Player of the Month award for January of the 2015 NLL regular season.

Toronto Rock forward Josh Sanderson, who leads the league in both points (34) and assists (29), has won the NLL Player of the Month award as the Rock sit atop the East Division standings with a league-best 4-1 record.

“Being 4-1, I’m really happy with our start as a team,” Sanderson said. “Personally, I’m surrounded by good players who are putting the ball in the net. I probably need to put the ball in the net a bit more myself, but we are doing well as a team through the first month. Everyone is doing their part to contribute to our success so far.”

The Orangeville, Ont. native has recorded six or more points in four of his five games played including a 13-point (4+9) performance in week 2, the highest single-game point total by an NLL player so far this season. Sanderson has also recovered 30 loose balls, which is tied for 12th-most in the league and third among forwards.

“I’m really happy with his numbers so far but I don’t think he’s about that,” said Rock head coach John Lovell. “He’s been an outstanding leader for this team and he’s a big part of our great start as a team. He’s made good plays and the guys around him are finishing. Josh has made a career out of being a guy that can create offense by seeing the floor and he’s had some success early in the season.”

Sanderson won the “Pinty’s Wingman of the Week” award in both Weeks 1 and 2 of the season for his performance with respect to passing prowess and playmaking abilities. The 18-year veteran ranks fourth in the league all-time in career points and third in assists.

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