Spencer Ford

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Spencer Ford
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1976-04-20) April 20, 1976 (age 41)
Towson, Maryland
Position Attack
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 200 pounds (91 kg)
Former NCAA team Towson University
MLL Team
F. Teams
Washington Bayhawks
Long Island Lizards
Los Angeles Riptide
Rochester Rattlers
Baltimore Bayhawks
Nationality United States
Pro career 2001present

Spencer Ford (born April 20, 1976) is a professional lacrosse player who played for the Washington Bayhawks of the Major League Lacrosse.[1] The Lizards acquired Spencer Ford from the LA Riptide for the 5th overall pick in the 2000 Collegiate Draft.

College career[edit]

Ford attended Towson University, where, as a senior, in 1999, he recorded 53 assists for a nation's leading 4.08 assists per game, ranking tenth all-time in NCAA Division I lacrosse. On March 20, 1999 he recorded 13 points (5 goals & 8 assists), which is the second highest points per game by an individual.[2] While at Towson, he was named to the All-Conference team three times.

Professional career[edit]

Ford began his pro lacrosse career in 2001 with the Baltimore Bayhawks, appearing in one game. He did not appear in another game until the 2006 MLL season, when Ford joined the Rochester Rattlers for a single game before being picked up by the Riptide for the remainder of the season. The 2007 season was a break-out season for Ford. He was named as Offensive Player of the Week on July 30, named to the 2007 All-Star Game, and broke Conor Gill's league assist record (40) with a 47 assist season. After the season, he was awarded with the Major League Lacrosse Most Improved Player of the Year Award.[3]

Statistics[edit]

MLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM
2001 Baltimore 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
2006 Rochester 1 0 0 3 3 1 0 - - - - - - -
2006 Los Angeles 6 6 0 11 17 5 1 - - - - - - -
2007 Los Angeles 12 13 0 47 60 23 1 2 2 0 6 8 4 0
2009 Washington 6 5 0 13 18 2 1 - - - - - - -
MLL Totals 26 24 0 74 98 31 3 2 2 0 6 8 4 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spencer Ford's Player Bio". LARiptide.com. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's and Women's Lacrosse Records Book Archive". NCAA.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  3. ^ "Spencer Ford Named As 2007 Warrior Most Improved Player of the Year". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. August 16, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-20.