On Thursday, Rutgers women’s lacrosse sophomore Cassidy Spilis was named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list. The award is given annually to the top male and female college lacrosse player across Division I, II and III.
Spilis leads the Big Ten and is sixth natioally with 21 goals scored this season through six games. The sophomore scored a career high 7 goals in a comeback win over Johns Hopkins, the first in program history. She also has 22 draw controls, 14 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers. Spilis is the first Scarlet Knight to land on the Tewaaraton watch list since Katie Batiuk was included in 2007.
4:54 | HAT TRICK! Cassidy Spilis gives us the lead after her third goal of the half!— Rutgers Women's Lacrosse (@rutgers_wlax) February 28, 2021
RU 5, OSU 4 pic.twitter.com/bhDjv5BRvr
Rutgers is currently 3-3 after two close losses to Michigan last weekend. However, they continue to be ranked for the first time since 2013, coming in at no. 16 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll this week. The three wins in Big Ten play is the most regular season victories since joining the league in 2015. The program has made great strides in a short time under second year head coach Melissa Lehman.
The Scarlet Knights are back in action against no. 3 Northwestern at home on Friday, March 19 and Sunday, March 21.