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Springfield College Athletes of the Week: Ryon Lynch and Emily Fowler

Jordan Karnes
Staff Writer




Ryon Lynch

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Lynch, a senior attackman, has played a pivotal role in the offensive success of the Springfield College men’s lacrosse team this season. A native of Frederick, Md., Lynch has posted 13 goals along with a team-high 29 assists so far this season as the Pride have posted a 9-3 record with a flawless 3-0 record in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference play. During the Pride’s four-game winning streak, Lynch has dished out a total of 14 assists with five assists a piece in games against Middlebury College and Mass Maritime. Lynch also propelled the Pride’s offense with two goals and one assist as they defeated Wheaton,13-5.

Q. How have you contributed to the success of the Springfield men’s lacrosse team so far this season?
A. The main thing that myself and the other captains try to do for the team is just keeping everyone’s mindset on winning. We know that we have a special group of guys on this team, and we feel that if we bring energy each and every day and believe that we will beat the next opponent, no matter who it is, we will be successful. 

Q. What is it about this year’s team that you enjoy the most?
A. Hanging out with my best friends every day. We are a very close team, which absolutely speaks for our success this year. I just really enjoy showing up each day and playing the game I love and getting better with all of my closest friends.

Q. As a senior captain, how have you helped the rookies improve this season?
A. The most important thing that myself and the other seniors try to do is always lead by example. Us seniors have been in this program long enough; we have seen the ups and the downs, what works and what doesn’t work for a team. I think that we show up every day with the right attitude, ready to put in hard work which then pushes every grade under us to meet our energy.



Emily Fowler

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Fowler, a senior midfielder, has been a driving force for the Pride women’s lacrosse team as they have built up a 4-1 record in New England Women’s and men’s Athletic Conference play this season. A native of Branford, Conn., Fowler’s terrific play this past week as the Pride defeated both Smith College and Mount Holyoke College has awarded her conference offensive player of the week. Fowler is second on the team with a total of 27 goals on the season. In a week where the Pride averaged 19 goals per game, Fowler’s best performance was against Mount Holyoke College, as she netted eight goals as the Pride took down the Lyons, 21-15 in a conference match-up. Fowler’s hard work on offense will continue to show as the Pride finish up the regular season and fight for a conference title.

Q. How have you contributed to the Springfield women’s lacrosse team this year?
A. One thing I try to bring to this team every day is positive energy. Off the field, I’m always starting loud, aggressive dance parties in the locker room. On the field, I have tried to be more of a threat on the attacking end this year.

Q. What stands out about this team compared to other years?
A. After winning the NEWMAC championship the last two years, we have a huge target on our backs this season. What stands out about this year’s team is our ability to take what we have learned throughout the season and use it to our advantage when we face important NEWMAC opponents.

Q. As a senior captain, what are some things you have helped the younger athletes with?
A. My favorite part about being a leader on this team is helping the younger players grow into confident, influential players. On and off the field I continue to be open-minded and am always there to support my teammates.




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