Syracuse Field Hockey’s New Emerging Star: Pleun Lammers
By Ben Spector
CitrusTV’s Field Hockey Beat Reporter
We’ve heard this story before this season for No. 9 Syracuse. Forward Chiara Gutsche had little to no production on the scorecard in the fall but managed to have a quick start in the spring with two goals and an assist. However, Gutsche has a teammate that is also picking it up this spring: fellow forward Pleun Lammers.
It all started in the second game against Towson for the sophomore. The forward was involved in all three goals in the 3-2 victory. Lammers scored twice, including the game-winner, and assisted on Carly Bothoff’s score. The performance was exceptional, and it was enough for the Doetinchem, Netherlands-native to earn Co-ACC Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career.
Syracuse had two weeks before its next game, but that didn’t stop Lammers from keeping her foot on the gas pedal. She opened the scoring for SU against No. 14 Duke. This gave Syracuse a much-needed confidence boost and led to a 2-1 victory in its first ACC game of the spring.
Lammers’ production is a welcomed surprise for the Orange.
In the fall, the forward played in every game but had nothing to show for it on the stat sheet. However, in the spring she flipped the script. Three goals, an assist, and seven points in three games is some high-quality production.
Even though the sophomore has only been putting up numbers in the spring, she leads the team in shooting percentage at 83%. She is also tied with Laura Graziosi and Charlotte de Vries in game-winning scores with two.
Head Coach Ange Bradley should be excited for Lammers to continue to grow and excel this season, especially with more ACC opponents coming up.
Syracuse has a tight schedule coming up. The Orange next play against No. 11 Wake Forest this Friday at 10:45 a.m. SU then follows that up with a contest on Sunday against No. 2 Louisville at noon.
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