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EAST PALESTINE, OH- Springfield’s Alex Rothwell has been named the 2022 Your Sports Network Boys Defensive Player of the Year.  The Senior standout struck fear in the game of his opponents on both sides of the floor, but defensively was on another level in 2022.  Rothwell’s 6’6 frame posed problems for each of the teams the Tigers faced this year, and Rothwell’s constant motor gave Springfield extra opportunities throughout the season that were capitalized on in the standings on their way to a 24-2 final tally, as well as a perfect record through the MVAC.

Rothwell’s offense provided 13 points per game for the Tigers, while his defensive numbers popped off the stat sheet for the big man.  Alex brought down 12 boards per game, along with 2 steals on average, to go with 3 blocks per contest.

All of that leads up to Rothwell committing to Westminster College to continue his academic and athletic careers with the Titans in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.  For his efforts this season, we congratulate Springfield’s Alex Rothwell for being selected as the 2022 YSN Defensive Player of the Year.



NEW MIDDLETOWN, OH – Standing at 6’6″, Springfield Senior Alex Rothwell makes it very easy to stand out on the court. Add his skill set to his tall stature, and you have a human highlight reel. Rothwell made his future official last weekend when he announced that he had committed to Westminster to continue his basketball career at the collegiate level. Rothwell is averaging a double-double for the 15-0 Tigers this season, scoring 12.6 points per game and grabbing 11.6 rebounds per game, playing a huge role in one of the best starts to a season in program history.



NEW MIDDLETOWN, OH – While head coach Steve French needs to replace two 1000-point scores from last year’s squad, the Tigers are equipped with plenty of familiar faces to help match their production.

Junior Beau Brungard and Senior Clay Medvec are returning starters for the Tigers, but it was two newcomers to the starting lineup who propelled Springfield to their first victory of the season.

Combining for 40 of the Tigers 59 points were center Alex Rothwell and shooting guard RJ Smith. Rothwell had 24 and Smith drained 16 tallies himself.  Rothwell dominated on the glass and in the paint, finishing through contact, converting 2 and-ones. Smith, on the other hand, did most of his damage from beyond the arc, hitting 3 three-pointers on the night.

For the visiting Salem Quakers, it was Drew Weir who did most of the heavy lifting with 21 points. Weir hit 3 three-pointers in the third quarter alone and led the team in scoring for each quarter.  Brock Young chipped in 10 for the Quakers as well.

Although the final score appears close at 59-47, this was always the Tigers game. After jumping out to an early 5-2, Springfield never let it go. Expanding the margin to 8 by the end of the quarter, the Tigers always seemed to have an answer to the Salem Quakers.



Alex Rothwell – 24 points

RJ Smith – 16 points

Beau Brungard – 8 points


Drew Weir – 21 points

Brock Young – 1o points

Hunter Griffith – 5 points

Cade Rohm – 5 points

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson