Nolan and Ekstrom Earn Major Awards.
This marks the Golden Bear's first win against UConn in women's lacrosse.
This is UConn's first national player of the week honor of 2018.
UConn is coming off a 20-19 OT victory against Vanderbilt.
AS A FRESHMAN (2018): Tabbed to the All-BIG EAST Second Team … named the ILWomen Nation Rookie of the Week (Apr. 26) … set a new single season record with 83 draws … second on the team with 15 assists … her 40 points and 25 goals led all freshman and were a fourth best among the team … added 32 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers … made 15 starts in 17 games played … notched a personal-best five goals and six points against Vanderbilt (Apr. 22) … dished out a personal-high three helpers and won nine draws against No. 23 No. 23 Georgetown (Apr. 18) … recorded at least one point in all 17 games played … forced three turnovers against Fairfield (Feb. 14) and Cincinnati (Apr. 13) .. .collected a personal-best four ground balls on two different occasions.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity starter at Calvert High … served as team captain senior year … holds her high record in goals, assists, points, free position goals, draw controls won and caused turnovers … named Calvert’s Female Athlete of the Year as a senior … earned all-conference honors in 2016 and 2017 … named an all-conference honorable mention freshman year … all-country first team selection all four years … received the Minds in Motion award all four years … named team MVP as a senior … tabbed Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman … honored as Offensive Player of the Year as a junior … earned four varsity letters in soccer and two in track … senior captain, 2014 State Champion, three-time All-conference section and MVP and All-state selection senior year … 4x400 2016 Regional Champion and third place regional finish in track … four-year honor roll selection … member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honors Society.
PERSONAL: Sydney Kerryn Watson … born in January of 1999 … daughter of Kerry and Teresa … has a younger brother, Corey … plans to graduate with a business degree.
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