As first reported by Jeff Goodman, former Loyola attackaman Pat Spencer will be heading to Northwestern to play basketball as a grad transfer next season. Spencer won the Tewaaraton Award last month, following his senior season at Loyola.
Spencer is an all-star on the lacrosse field, wowing the crown with his amazing skill, stick work, and athleticism. During his time at Loyola Spencer helped lead the Greyhounds to four NCAA tournament appearances, making it to championship weekend during his freshman season in 2016.
As a senior in 2019 Spencer led the Greyhounds to an NCAA quarterfinal appearance, losing to Penn State. Spencer tallied 114 points (49G,65A), finishing second in the nation in points. Spencer wrapped up his career with 380 points (149G,231A), setting Loyola and Patriot League records in both points and assist.
Pat Spencer was drafted first overall by Archers LC in the PLL draft and also drafted 7th overall by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the MLL draft. Spencer will have a professional choice to make as to which league he wants to play in, but first he will be taking his talents to the basketball court.
Spencer played basketball in high school at Boys Latin. He was apparently really good in high school and had also garnered much praise from former college and NBA players that he played with and against in a summer league.
His style of play on the lacrosse field even looks like he is playing basketball. The footwork, the IQ, all of it. Spencer’s younger brother Cam will be a freshman at Loyola next year, playing basketball for the Greyhounds.
Lacrosse fans will surely flock to watch Northwestern on television and even in person due to Spencer being there. This coming basketball season should be an exciting time for lacrosse fans.