12 Nick Spittle
12 Nick Spittle
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wooster, Ohio
High School: Wooster
Position: D

One of the top returning defensive players in the conference … Transitioning from long-stick midfield to close defense, where he’ll be the leader of the backfield this year … A team captain and very smart player … 2011: All-North Coast Athletic Conference (honorable mention) as a long-stick midfielder … Started all 14 games, helping team defense to 8.55 GAA … Often lined up on the side boundary during face-offs, helping Scots to an advantage with many of his 38 groundballs coming in those situations … Ranked second on the team in that category, tied for second in caused turnovers (9), and contributed five points   (1 goal, 4 assists) … 2010: Played in all 16 games, including five starts, and helped Wooster allow just 8.56 goals per game … Picked up 19 groundballs, caused nine turnovers, and dished out an assist against Trine (April 6) … 2009: Became an integral part of the Scots’ backfield during first year, playing in all but one game (12) with eight starts … Helped the defense limit eight opponents to 10 goals or less … Scooped up 17 groundballs, highlighted by four at Oberlin (April 16) … Scored a goal at St. Mary’s (Md.) (March 14) … Prior to Wooster: Selected as a US Lacrosse Academic All-American and to the All-Midwest Scholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association First Team as a long-stick midfielder as a senior at Wooster High School … Also a football standout for the Generals, earning second-team all-district honors at linebacker in 2007 … Personal: Born Sept. 5, 1989 … Is the son of Charles and Sue Spittle … Majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology and plans to go to med school.