Full BIG EAST Release
STORRS, Conn. – Freshman Sydney Watson of the University of Connecticut women’s lacrosse team garnered this season’s first BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honor, following a stellar performance in her first collegiate game last week.
It took Watson little time to get accolated at the collegiate level, as the Prince Frederick, Md. native led the Huskies at No. 7 Syracuse with four goals off seven shots. The Midfielder added one assist to cap off a five-point performance and won game-high eight draw controls.
The rookie was hot from the start in her debut, scoring back-to-back goals less than 90 seconds into the contest to give UConn an early advantage. She reached the hat trick mark with 11:38 left in the first half and dished her first collegiate assist with less than a minute to go in the opening half. Watson’s scoring day concluded with just under 19 minutes to go in regulation with her fourth goal of the game.
The Huskies are back in action against Fairfield on Wednesday, February 14 in the squad’s home opener. The tilt is slated to begin at 3 p.m. at the Sherman Family Complex.