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.