5 Izzy Nixon
5 Izzy Nixon
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.
High School: Greenwich Academy
Position: Attacker
Major: Political Science
Previous Team: CT Grizzlies
Residential College: Pierson
gp 15
p 17
g 12
a 5

2019 (Senior): Elected captain by her teammates.

2018 (Junior): IWLCA Academic Squad ... Second team All-Region ... Second team All-Ivy League ... Honorable mention Inside Lacrosse Media All-American as draw control specialist at midseason and after season ... Led Ivy League in draw controls per game (8.67) ... Set Yale record with 130 draws, three away from Ivy League record ... Added 18 goals and seven assists.

2017 (Sophomore): Honorable mention All-Ivy League ... Second in Ivy League with 87 draw controls, helping Yale set school record for draws in a season (233) ... Draw control total was second-best by a Yale player in 14 years (record is 104) ... Had at least one draw control in every game, with a season high of 11 in 15-12 win vs. Stanford Apr. 1 ... Ranked 16th nationally in draws per game (5.44) ... Third on team in points (26-14-40) and fifth in goals; career highs in all scoring categories ... Season-high eight points (6-2-8) in 19-10 win at Marist Feb. 28 ... Started all 16 games, a career high.

2016 (Freshman): 10 draw controls ... Had three draw controls in a game twice ... Appeared in 10 games, making debut and first carer start in 11-4 win vs. Quinnipiac Feb. 24.

Greenwich Academy: Two-time first team All-American … Team captain 2015 … Earned team’s Wyman Award for Excellence in Lacrosse 2015 … Set draw control record (421) … Four-year starter … NEPSAC All-League … FAA All-League … USA TODAY’s All-USA Connecticut Girls All Star Team … Greenwich Academy was FAA league champions three out of last four years, ranked top five in NEPSAC in three of last four years … Also played field hockey and squash … Field hockey team was 2012 NEPSAC Champions … AP Scholar with Distinction … Founded Greenwich Academy’s GirlUp Club, part of a UN Foundation initiative that helps hard-to-reach adolescent girls escape from poverty through education; represented Connecticut at National Summit In Washington, D.C. … Graduated with High Honors.

Club Team: Played for CT Grizzlies.

Notes: Published in a peer-reviewed medical journal in 2015 while a research assistant at Stamford Hospital’s Center for Integrative Medicine … Lax Volunteer Corps Coach, Fields of Growth -- coached lacrosse at five schools in Jamaica toward building pride and a national team; partnered with Jamaican Volunteers Foundation to support social service/educational programs in Riverton/Kingston community … Has hiked 19 U.S. National Parks … Loves participating in triathlons, scuba diving and photography … Parents are both Ivy Leaguers (graduated from Princeton).

Why Yale:  After attending a Yale Science and Engineering Forum, I was hooked.  The professors were so passionate, engaged and accessible. When I met the lacrosse team, I knew it was the perfect fit all around.  They know how to combine serious competition with a spirit of collaboration and humor that takes the student-athlete concept to a new level.”

Recent Games
Apr 6 Cornell L, 18-12
Apr 10 Connecticut W, 17-11
Apr 13 at Columbia W, 17-10
Apr 16 at Boston College L, 15-10
Apr 20 Princeton L, 19-4
Apr 27 Dartmouth L, 23-9
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 15 7
Points 17 6
Goals 12 5
Assists 5 1
Shots 26 11
Shooting percentage 46.2 45.5
Shots on goal 18 7
Shots on goal percentage 69.2 63.6
Free position goals-shots 0-3 0-0
Ground balls 8 4
Draw controls 154 58
Turnovers 23 11
Caused turnovers 5 3
Fouls 17 8
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 16 at Albany L, 15-13 1 1 2 0-0 1 12 4 1 1 100.0 1 100.0
Feb 20 Quinnipiac W, 18-7 0 0 0 0-1 0 8 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Feb 26 Hartford W, 18-4 2 0 2 0-1 0 19 1 0 5 40.0 4 80.0
Mar 2 at Penn L, 15-4 0 0 0 0-0 0 6 0 0 0 - 0 -
Mar 7 Niagara W, 17-10 0 0 0 0-0 0 18 0 0 0 - 0 -
Mar 10 Canisius W, 17-7 1 1 2 0-1 1 7 0 0 2 50.0 2 100.0
Mar 16 at Brown L, 14-11 0 0 0 0-0 0 13 1 0 0 - 0 -
Mar 24 at Harvard L, 18-8 1 1 2 0-0 0 8 3 0 2 50.0 1 50.0
Mar 30 at Towson L, 15-13 1 0 1 0-0 0 12 3 0 1 100.0 1 100.0
Apr 6 Cornell L, 18-12 2 0 2 0-0 0 11 4 0 3 66.7 2 66.7
Apr 10 Connecticut W, 17-11 1 1 2 0-0 2 14 1 1 2 50.0 1 50.0
Apr 13 at Columbia W, 17-10 2 0 2 0-0 2 8 1 1 4 50.0 4 100.0
Apr 16 at Boston College L, 15-10 1 1 2 0-0 0 6 2 0 3 33.3 2 66.7
Apr 20 Princeton L, 19-4 0 0 0 0-0 0 7 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Apr 27 Dartmouth L, 23-9 0 0 0 0-0 2 5 1 2 1 0.0 0 0.0
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
2015-16 10 1 1 0 1 1-1 2 10 2 2 2 50.0 1 50.0
2016-17 16 16 26 14 40 0-2 22 87 19 6 58 44.8 44 75.9
2017-18 15 15 18 7 25 3-7 7 130 19 7 46 39.1 36 78.3
2018-19 15 14 12 5 17 0-3 8 154 23 5 26 46.2 18 69.2
Total 56 46 57 26 83 4-13 39 381 63 20 132 43.2 99 75.0
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Total 15 14 12 5 17 0-3 8 154 23 5 26 46.2 18 69.2
Conference 7 6 5 1 6 0-0 4 58 11 3 11 45.5 7 63.6
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 7 6 2 8 0-3 5 89 9 3 15 40.0 9 60.0
Away 7 7 6 3 9 0-0 3 65 14 2 11 54.5 9 81.8
Neutral - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 6 6 6 2 8 0-3 5 74 4 2 14 42.9 11 78.6
Losses 9 8 6 3 9 0-0 3 80 19 3 12 50.0 7 58.3
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February 3 3 3 1 4 0-2 1 39 6 1 7 42.9 5 71.4
March 6 6 3 2 5 0-1 1 64 7 0 5 60.0 4 80.0
April 6 5 6 2 8 0-0 6 51 10 4 14 42.9 9 64.3