Springfield Native, Lacrosse Player at Lehigh Earns Patriot League Plaudits

Image of James Spence via Lehigh University.

The Patriot League recently named Springfield native James Spence its Goalkeeper of the Week in men’s lacrosse.

Spence, a Springfield High School graduate who competes for Lehigh, made 11 saves and registered a .579 save percentage in a 10-8 victory over Colgate.

The sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering managed to stop four of Colgate’s five shots in the first quarter. He stopped six out of a total of eight shots in the first half, propelling the Mountain Hawks to the win.

Spence has an 8.71 goals against average this season, as well as a .528 save percentage.

His older brother, Lucas Spence, is a senior attackman for the Mountain Hawks. Lucas is tied for the team lead in scoring, having tallied five goals and six assists in just five games. The elder Spence was a second-team All-Patriot League selection last year.

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