Meet Rock Stewart - Williams Men's Lacrosse
Courtesy of Williams Athletics
On May 4, 2020, senior men’s lacrosse Rock Stewart became the second player in school history to be selected in the annual Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Draft. Stewart came off the board one round later than teammate Brendan Hoffman when he was taken by the New York Lizards with the 30th overall pick.
Stewart, a physics and economics major at Williams, made the most of his time in the Purple Valley, acting as the co-leader of the Science Fellows Program at Williamstown Elementary School along with working with students as a classroom aide. He was a member of the Williams SAAC for two years and was heavily involved with the lacrosse team’s Team Impact member, Parker Langenbach. He served as a color commentator in the Sports Information Department for many webcasts and was the recipient of that department’s Aaron Pinsky Award for broadcasting in 2019.
Stewart will play for the Lizards if and when the 2020 MLL season begins, but he also has procured a job in Boston at Audax Private Equity, where he served as a summer intern between his junior and senior years at Williams.
“Athletics at Williams was more than just winning and losing,” Stewart said. “I have made the best friends in the world on this team and gone through so many experiences with them. I’ve learned so much from Coach Mac, and also feel as if the team culture is amazing. Being a captain has also taught me so much about leadership - I believe that it has taught me so much for life outside the purple bubble.”