A Smithtown West lacrosse star is quickly making a name for himself in the professional leagues.
Rob Pannell was voted Major Lacrosse League's 2013 Rookie of the Year after scoring 42 points, 25 goals and 17 assists, as an attackman for the New York Lizards, Newsday reports.
Pannell was also named an all-star in his first season of professional lacrosse.
These awards come shortly after the Smithtown native won the prestigious2013 Tewaaraton Trophy while playing for Cornell University, the premiere award in collegiate lacrosse.
He is the all-time NCAA Division I points leader by scoring 354 goals. He has scored at least 1 point in all 72 games of his Cornell career and ranks third in the nation with 5.67 points per game. Pannell scored 102 goals in the 2013 season for Cornell.