The Genesee Community College's athletes of the week for the period ending April 8 are Rachel Ladd (Mexico, NY) from the women's lacrosse team and Jason Chiodo (Hamburg, NY) from the men's lacrosse team as both teams played national-ranked competition last week.
Ladd scored five points last week in a pair of games to lead the women's lacrosse team. Her first goal of the week came against No. 3 Onondaga from free position and it was also the team's first goal that helped build momentum as the team added more tallies after she broke the ice for her team. In her second outing of the week Ladd scored the hat trick and added an assist in bringing the team's overall record back to .500. The freshman also recorded eight groundballs, eight draw controls and had 10 shots on net for the Cougars.
Chiodo scored a dozen points in a pair of men's lacrosse wins for No. 3 Genesee last week. He single-handedly was responsible for moving the Cougars to No. 3 in the national polls after being- in on seven Cougar goals on then-No. 3 Howard, who only scored six in the loss to Genesee. The freshman attackman led his team in goals in each game last week with 10 total and five in each game, and also led his team in shots and shots on net with 21 and 16, respectively. He also scored both game-winning goals and recorded three groundballs.