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    Spring Sanders
    Spring Sanders

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Williamsville, N.Y.

    High School:
    Nichols School

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    M



    2014: Earned a starting role in the defensive midfield during the second half of the season ... Tied for second on the team in caused turnovers (16) and notched 22 ground balls ... Caused one turnover in season-opener vs. Virginia ... Notched two ground balls and one draw control in a win over Marquette ... Made her first career start at Ohio State and recorded one draw control, one ground ball and one caused turnover ... Two caused turnovers at Michigan ... Also had two caused turnovers at Penn and against Vanderbilt ... Against Florida, scored her first career goal on her first shot attempt, causing a turnover and scoring on a 1-on-1 fast break ... Career-best three ground balls in ALC Tournament opener vs. Vanderbilt and three caused turnovers the following the day vs. Ohio State ... Two ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. Louisville in NCAA Tournament ... Won two draw controls in NCAA semifinal loss to Maryland ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2013: Played in seven games in her rookie season ... Made her collegiate debut in a pair of season-opening wins vs. UMass and USC, coming up with her first career draw control against the Trojans ... Recorded a draw control and her first career caused turnover in win at Vanderbilt ... One caused turnover against Harvard ... Notched a ground ball in NCAA quarterfinal win against Penn State on May 18.

    High School: Two-time high school All-American and a first-team All-Western New York selection ... Recipient of the Tom Borrelli Memorial Award, presented annually to the best female senior lacrosse player in Western New York ... Named team MVP as a senior ... Two-time first-team Midwest Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association ... Selected in back-to-back years to compete in the Champion All-American Showcase, a U.S. Lacrosse event, where she played alongside NU teammate Jessica Carroll in 2011 ... Played two seasons for Lady Roc club team ... Named a Western New York Scholar Athlete in soccer, helping her team to a state championship and earning MVP honors ... Also played three seasons of varsity basketball ... Class president and recipient of Headmasters Award.

    Personal: Born Spring Sanders in Newark, N.J. ... Daughter of Anucha Browne and Roy Sanders ... Mother is the all-time leading scorer in Northwestern women's basketball history, playing for the Wildcats from 1982-85 and leading the nation in scoring average (30.5 ppg) as a senior ... Anucha Browne, who was inducted into NU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993, is currently the vice president of women's basketball championships for the NCAA ... Spring chose Northwestern over Notre Dame, North Carolina and Georgetown ... Majoring in cognitive science.

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    Sanders's Career Highs

    Goals 1, vs. Florida (4/19/14)
    Assists N/A
    Points 1, vs. Florida (4/19/14)
    Ground Balls 2, four times, most recent vs. Florida (4/19/14)
    Draw Controls 1, five times, most recent at Ohio State (3/9/14)
    Caused Turnovers 2, four times, most recent vs. Florida (4/19/14)