Izzy Scane’s offensive dominance on the lacrosse field earned her the nickname the “Scane Train” — and for good reason. The attacker has gone full steam ahead through some of the best defenses in the country.
Scane finished the 2021 season having scored 98 goals — a Northwestern single-season record. She set a new Wildcats single-game standard with a career-high 10 goals against Rutgers and scored nine goals three times in the season, including in Northwestern’s 17-12 win over Maryland in the Big Ten Championship. Her 6.13 goals per game topped the previous NCAA record of 5.71.
Despite playing in just seven games during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, the rising senior now ranks eighth in career goals at Northwestern.
The Big Ten Attacker of the Year earned first-team all-conference honors and was named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, given annually to the nation’s best college lacrosse player.
“She’s grown in consistency,” coach Kelly Amonte Hiller told the Daily Northwestern. “Even when she’s not having her best day, she will find ways to impact the team in a positive way. She’s become a real leader.”
Scane helped lead Northwestern to an NCAA record 20.12 goals per game as the Wildcats completed an undefeated 2021 regular season. Scane and her teammates then secured their second consecutive Big Ten Tournament title, with Scane earning MVP honors.
Yet in each of the last two seasons, Northwestern’s bid for a title was cut short in the NCAA Tournament semifinals. The Wildcats’ record-breaking 2021 campaign came to a close in a 21-13 loss to Syracuse in the semifinals. The team finished the season 15-1.
After the season, Scane and former teammate Lindsey McKone ’20 were invited to a training camp for the U.S. women’s national team.