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22 Will Sands

Entered 2017 season with 62 goals, 44 assists, 106 points, with a point in 29 of first 30 career games ... In 2017: Team captain ... named an Honorable Mention Preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse ... one of 50 players named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List (national player of the year) ... Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week on 3/20 after recording three goals, three assists in a win over No. 15 and previously unbeaten Boston University ... named Bison Athlete of the Week on 3/27 after a seven-point performance (2G, 5A), including the game-winning goal, in a 9-8 2OT win over No. 17/18 Loyola ... In 2016: Solidified his standing as one of the Patriot League's top attackmen ... earned Second Team All-Patriot League and Patriot League All-Tournament Team honors ... started all 15 games and led the team in goals (36), assists (28) and points (64) ... 64 points were seventh-most on Bucknell's single-season chart ... ranked third in the Patriot League and 11th nationally in points per game (4.27) ... also ranked third in the league and 27th nationally in goals, and fourth in the league and 20th nationally in assists ... scored a goal and had multiple points in all but one game (at Loyola) ... had had four or more points eight times ... enjoyed two monster games against Holy Cross ... scored a career-high seven goals, one shy of the school record, along with an assist in an 18-12 regular-season win ... then in the Patriot League Tournament quarterfinals set a tourney record with 10 points on three goals and seven assists ... the 10 points were also one shy of the team record ... had two goals and one assist in a 7-6 2OT loss to Loyola in the semifinals ... tallied three goals and two assists in a season-opening win over Delaware ... four goals and two assists against both Boston University and Mount St. Mary's ... two goals and four assists in a 15-7 rout of Lehigh ... 36 goals came on 104 shots (.346) ... 24 goals and 20 assists against Patriot League foes ... In 2015: Enjoyed a banner rookie season ... started all 15 games at attack and ranked second on the team in goals (26), assists (16) and points (42) ... .448 shot percentage was the best on the squad, third-best in the Patriot League and No. 13 nationally ... three-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week ... recorded a point in every game and a goal in 11 of 15 ... had a nine-point explosion with three goals and six assists in a league win over Holy Cross ... had a goal and two assists in his collegiate debut against Delaware ... recorded three or more goals six times, including four straight late in the season ... logged a season-high five goals at Mount St. Mary's, then followed with hat tricks against Lafayette, Loyola and Lehigh (PL Tournament) ... also had four goals at Colgate ... scored with 24 seconds left to force overtime against No. 16 Loyola, and the Bison would go on to win in OT ... collected 18 ground balls, with a high of five against Mount St. Mary's ... Personal: Listed No. 49 on Inside Lacrosse top-100 recruit rankings … son of Steven and Ilene Sands … has two sisters, Katie and Grace … father played lacrosse at Hamilton College, where he graduated as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 156 points (now ranks fifth) … uncle Richard Sands also played at Hamilton, and uncle Marty Sands played lax at Union College … cousin Adam Sands was an All-American at Union, and another cousin Jason Sands plays at Lafayette … played lacrosse, soccer and basketball at Friends Academy, and was the school’s Athlete of the Year as a senior … made the varsity lacrosse team as an eighth-grader and earned five varsity letters in the sport … broke the school’s all-time scoring record with 327 career points … Nassau County scoring leader as a senior with 88 points on 47 goals and 41 assists … two-time High School All-American … two-year captain and three-time all-county pick … Newsday First Team All-Long Island selection … Nassau County Attackman of the Year … helped lead school to its first-ever lacrosse county championship in 2013 … also captained the basketball team and was a two-time Coaches’ Award recipient in soccer … part of a state championship soccer team in 2013, and the basketball team was a state semifinalist … played club lax for For the Love of the Game … earned the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame’s Sid Luckman Award as Male High School Athlete of Year ... majoring in history ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 

Position: Attack
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 183
Year: Junior
Hometown: Locust Valley, N.Y.
High School: Friends Academy
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