Spencer Rees is the US Lacrosse Division I Men's Player of the Week

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER


Spencer Rees continues to make the most of his opportunity starting for No. 13 Navy this spring.

The senior goalie, who before this season saw a combined 61 minutes of game action spread over the previous three years, shined on senior day. In his first appearance against Army in the historic rivalry, Rees made a career-best 19 saves, including 14 in the second half, to stifle the Black Knights’ offense in a 9-4 win.

It was the fewest goals Army scored in a game since April 30, 2017. For his performance, Rees is the US Lacrosse Division I Men’s Player of the Week.

“He has command because of his calming presence,” Navy second-year head coach Joe Amplo said earlier this month in a US Lacrosse Magazine feature story about Rees.

The performance moved Rees’ save percentage up to .607, good for third-highest in Division I among goalies who have played more than one game. Navy (5-2, 4-1 Patriot League) concludes its regular season this weekend at Lafayette before taking on Loyola in the Patriot League quarterfinals on May 4.

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