Lacrosse: Izzy Scane earns fourth-straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week award


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Izzy Scane brings the ball down the field. The midfielder earned her fourth straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor this week.

Ella Brockway, Sports Editor


Northwestern freshman midfielder Izzy Scane was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the fourth consecutive week this Tuesday.

Scane scored four goals and tallied one assist in the Wildcats’ 20-13 win against No. 17 Johns Hopkins on Saturday. That performance pushed her season total up to 33 goals and an average of exactly three goals per game.

The Clarkston, Michigan, native had previously earned the award for her performances during the weeks of March 19, March 26 and April 2. In a 23-13 win over Rutgers on March 14, Scane scored a career-high six goals and finished with an 85.7 shooting percentage.

Her hot streak continued during NU’s three-game spring break stretch, collecting a combined 13 goals in wins over Marquette, Penn State and then-No. 5 Penn, and she picked up her second and third Freshman of the Week honors for those showings.

Scane is the first NU player to win the Freshman of the Week award multiple times in the same season since senior attacker Selena Lasota earned the title three times during her first year in 2015.

She is the second player in the five-year history of the award to earn the recognition as Freshman of the Week four times in a row, after Ohio State’s Liza Hernandez — who now leads the Big Ten in assists per game — completed the feat in 2017.

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