Sydney Watson, a sophomore on the UConn women’s lacrosse team, has finished the season on a win, with some large season contributions. Watson finished the season winning a total of 92 draw controls throughout the season, helping her team offensively, scored 39 of her own goals and contributed to 51 of the Huskies’ overall points this season. Watson started all 17 games for the Huskies and was a vital asset to the team. For The Daily Campus’ Athlete Spotlight series, we got a chance to sit down with the Prince Frederick, Maryland native and get a glimpse into her life as a student-athlete.
The Huskies were unable to stop Sam Higgins on the defensive end of the field. She helped create the offense for the Bulldogs and was responsible for eight of their points, in which she attained six assists and two goals of her own. She found her teammate Addie Zinsner to execute three goals, along with Jill Gollob and Olivia Markert, who had a combined three goals from Zinsner.
“We don’t necessarily feel like we have something to prove. We know how we can play and we just haven’t been playing that way,” said Sydney Watson. “For example, in Cincinnati we got a goal right away, then fell off track, then proved exactly what we could do in the second half, crawling back goal by goal. It just happened to be too late. So we know what we can do, it’s just a matter of starting with it from the first whistle.”
UConn was poised and patient throughout the entirety of the game, with captain Caitlin Leary setting the tone for the Huskies early on, scoring the first point for her team in the first minute and 39 seconds of the game. The Huskies didn’t allow Albany to get a lead at any point, although the Lions tied the game at two in the first half following UConn’s two consecutive points to open the game.