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.
Senior outfielder/infielder Michael Woodworth continued his terrific season against No. 12 ECU. Even though the Huskies dropped all three games against the Pirates, Woodworth continued to churn out hits. The most important hit for Woodworth came in the ninth inning, when he blasted a homer to bring the Huskies within two runs of tying the game.
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.”
The UConn women’s lacrosse team played was undoubtedly their best game of the season. When stepping onto the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex, the Bryant University Bulldogs didn’t know what was in store for them. The Huskies record clearly isn’t an accurate representation of the team’s ability and they proved that against the Bulldogs.
The UConn women’s lacrosse team secured their second win of the season under the lights of the Sherman Family Sports Complex on Tuesday night, and Lia LaPrise led the way. The freshman midfielder from Windsor, Connecticut, came up huge in the 15-8 win over Bryant, recording an eight-point game with three goals and five assists. Following up a six-point game in Saturday’s game, LaPrise has tripled her season point total from seven to 21 in just the last two games.