Academic All-Star: Tomasina Leska

By wbng sports

June 6, 2013 Updated Dec 6, 2013 at 8:26 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Lacrosse runs in the family for Vestal sophomore Tomasina Leska. Her uncle was the captain at division 1 Hobart. Leska, herself, started playing in 6th grade.

Five years later, she's one of the best high school lacrosse players in the area.

"It's really a team effort more than the individual effort. Like the whole team has to work together. My team makes me better. I rely on them. We all push each other to make ourselves better," Leska says.

And while she relies on her teammates, her teammates also rely on her.

This past season, Leska scored 69 goals and dished out 57
assists, for 126 points. All three of them are school records.

"Tomasina, she's earned what she's done so far just through hard work. She's just developed herself into a great player. She works at it year round and she's committed to it," says head coach Dave Williams.

Leska is an all-star off the field as well. She carries a 100 average and has been on the honor roll every semester since middle school. Her work on and off the field has gotten her noticed.

She's already committed to playing lacrosse at Cornell University, after she graduates in two years.

Leska says it's surreal to think she'll be going to a top notch academic institution with a great reputation for lacrosse. You'd think it's a major burden off her back, however Leska disagrees.

"It also puts pressure on. I need to keep working harder to get to the level I want to be. It pushes me to keep working harder and doing better," she says.

A straight A student, a record setting lacrosse player with a bright future ahead of her, that's why Tomasina Leska is this week's
Academic All-Star.

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