Knighthawks Self and Hill Receive MSL HonorsAugust 10, 2012 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) Rochester Knighthawks
Self has flourished after rededicating himself to lacrosse. After being traded to Rochester in 2011, Self retired from professional hockey to focus on his passion-lacrosse. In 2012, he was an asset on defense and in transition for the World Champion Knighthawks. This season, he played in a career-high 16 games and collected a career best 87 loose balls. He also had a six-game goal-scoring streak.
This summer, he has continued to elevate his game by finishing fifth on the Peterborough Lakers in points. Playing in 13 of the team's 14 games, he scored 16 goals and added 11 assists. He has been just as valuable in the playoffs, notching 14 points in six games. The Lakers are in the midst of their Major Series Lacrosse Semifinals and have a 3-0 series lead over the Brooklin Redmen. Self was honored by the recent recognition.
"Winning any award is always nice. It's nice to be recognized in anything that you do and know the work you have put in hasn't gone unnoticed," he said. "Hopefully, I can continue to contribute in the playoffs and help my team make a push for our ultimate goal, the Mann Cup."
Hill was recognized for his breakout rookie season in the MSL. After an impressive career with the Six Nations Arrows, he led the senior team with 21 goals and finished third with 32 points. Hill showed his versatility by playing, offense, defense and even transition for Head Coach Rich Kilgour. Hill scored two goals in his MSL Playoff debut on August 4th. The Chiefs lead their best-of-seven semifinal two games to one over the Brampton Excelsiors. It has been an exciting week for the Hill family.
"I'm very thankful for the honor, it's the cherry on top of my week so far," said Hill, who recently celebrated the birth of his daughter.
Hill won the Champion's Cup with the Knighthawks in his second professional season. After being acquired by Rochester from Edmonton, the forward tied his career highs in goals (5), assists (6) and points (11) in 2012.
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