Former Western Reserve Academy lacrosse standout Alex Spring concludes abbreviated season with the New York Lizards

Staff Writer
Kent Weeklies
Alex Spring, a 2012 Western Reserve Academy graduate, possesses the ball during a match earlier in the summer. Spring finished with 28 ground balls, five caused turnovers and an assist for the New York Lizards.

Alex Spring, a 2012 Western Reserve Academy graduate, recently concluded his season as a member of the New York Lizards, a Major League Lacrosse team in Hempstead, New York.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lizards played in just six matches and did not qualify for the postseason. Spring played five matches finished with 28 ground balls, five caused turnovers and an assist during the 2020 season.

In 2019, Spring, a long-stick midfielder, had a season-high eight ground balls to go along with three caused turnovers against Atlanta. He also scooped up seven ground balls against Dallas and Denver and five ground balls against Chesapeake. Spring also played five games for the Lizards and one game for the now defunct Ohio Machine in 2018.

Prior to his professional career, Spring was a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association honorable mention All-American at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

He also received the Bryan-Humphreys Award, which is given to student-athletes who exhibited exceptional versatility within his/her sport and displayed outstanding achievement and selfless determination to help the team succeed by contributing in a variety of ways.

Spring scooped up 73 ground balls for Bucknell during his senior year. That total was the highest among non-faceoff specialists in the Patriot League and it ranked 23rd in the nation.

Spring was a four-year letter winner for the Pioneers as well. He also received three letters in football and once in ice hockey. Spring was a two-year captain for Reserve’s lacrosse team.

After graduating from Bucknell, Spring was selected by the Florida Launch in the eighth round of the 2016 Major League Lacrosse Draft.