Skinner-Ligon Earns Region 3 Athlete of the Week

CONTACT: Lawrence Snyder, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jahn Skinner-Ligon (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park) of the No. 10 Hudson Valley Community College lacrosse team (2-1) earned Region 3 Athlete of the Week honors on Tuesday afternoon.

Skinner-Ligon helped the Vikings to a 1-1 split last week, defeating Jefferson 12-3 and losing to No. 7 Ocean 10-9. Against Jefferson, he recorded 12 saves, and ended the game with an 80% save percentage. In the game against Ocean, Skinner-Ligon recorded 20 saves and a 66.7% save percentage.

Skinner-Ligon is ranked first nationally and in Region 3 with a 72% save percentage, and is third in Region 3 with 54 saves.

With a high-scoring offense that has recorded 33 goals in three games and a lock-down defense, the Vikings are ranked No. 10 in the nation. The last time the lacrosse program earned a national ranking was during the 2012 season, where they ended the season ranked No. 10.

The men host Tompkins Cortland for their home opener tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.