Charley Toomey

Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse standout Pat Spencer does not need to use last start as motivation

Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse standout Pat Spencer does not need to use last start as motivation

By any standard, Pat Spencer enjoyed a remarkable season. The sophomore attackman set a Loyola Maryland record for assists in a season with 55, became the first player in Patriot League history to earn Offensive Player of the Year honors in each of his first two years, and was the program’s third finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse’s version of the Heisman Trophy.

But Spencer’s final start of 2017 ended with a one-goal, zero-assist performance in the Greyhounds’ 7-4 loss to No. 3 seed Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. It tied the Davidsonville resident and Boys’ Latin graduate’s worst outing of the season when he finished with a...