New York City)--The NLL Rookie of the Month Award for the month of January in 2001-2002 Season goes to Kasey Beirnes of the Columbus Landsharks. The award covers games played from January 1st through January 31st, 2002.
In the five games the Landsharks played during the period, Beirnes scored 11 goals and registered eight assists for a total of 19 points. After dropping their first three games this season, Beirnes and Landsharks have come on strong as of late, claiming victories in four of their last six contests.
The Elora, Ontario native is currently second in team scoring this season for Columbus with 30 points. The 5'11 190-pound forward was the Landsharks eighth (28th overall) selection in the 2001 NLL Entry Draft.
"He would do anything for his team", said Ron Roy, Head Coach and General Manager of the Columbus Landsharks. "His work ethic and skills are superb and I expect he'll continue to improve as he grows."
1/4 at Ottawa 3 goals, 2 assists=5 points (W, 15-11)*
1/11 at Montreal 2 goals, 1 assist=3 points (W, 13-12)
1/13 vs. Washington 2 goals, 3 assists=5 points (W, 19-15)
1/19 at Rochester 1 goal, 1 assist=2 points (L, 9-24)
1/25 vs. Vancouver, 3 goals, 1 assist= 4 points (W, 12-11OT)**
*Beirnes wins Rookie of the Week
**Beirnes wins Rookie of the Week