Alex Gladding - Lacrosse - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#5 Alex Gladding

Defense

Class Sophomore
Hometown Pompano Beach, Fla.
High School Pine Crest School
Major Undeclared

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Honors:
• 2023-24 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Named AAC Freshman of the Week (Feb. 19, 2024)
• Named 2024 Impact Freshman by Inside Lacrosse (March 26, 2024)

As a Freshman (2024):
•Started all 17 games for Vandy, picking up 28 ground balls and causing 17 turnovers to anchor the Commodore defense
•Caused three turnovers against Coastal Carolina (April 10)
•Grabbed four ground balls at ODU (April 6)
•Had two ground balls and two caused turnovers along with one draw control against Mercer (March 13)
•Tallied three ground balls and forced on turnover vs. Kennesaw State (March 2)
•Had two ground balls and two caused turnovers at Stanford (Feb. 24)
•Grabbed one ground ball and caused four turnovers in season opener
•Earned first start in season debut against Central Michigan (Feb. 17)

The Gladding File:
• Attended Pine Crest Preparatory School
• Played for Florida Select, the #1 club team in the state
• Parents are Faith and Crane Gladding
• American Select 2021
• 2021 Sun-Sentinel All County Second Team
• 2021 Miami Herald All County Second Team
• 2021 US Lacrosse Regional First Team
• 2021 US Lacrosse District First Team
• Two-time Under Armour 150 (2020, 2021)
• 2018 Middle School Athlete of the Year
• Broward County Winter 2019 All-County Honorable Mention in basketball
• Sun Sentinel 2020 All County Honorable mention and Miami Herald 2020 Broward County 2nd Team in basketball
• 2020 National Society of High School Scholars