Syracuse Names Quintet of Lacrosse Captains for 2013 Season

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Seniors Becca and Linley Block (Stratham, N.H.), Bridget Daley (Schenectady, N.Y.), Michelle Tumolo (Mullica Hill, N.J.) and junior Alyssa Costantino (West Islip, N.Y.) have been named captains for the 2013 Syracuse women's lacrosse squad, head coach Gary Gait announced on Thursday, Oct. 18. Each of the five upperclassmen started at least 17 games during the Orange's 2012 campaign.

A vital part of the SU defense, Becca Block started all 23 games last season. She was an IWLCA All-America and All-Northeast Region First Team honoree, a unanimous selection to the All-Big East First Team and was named to the All-America Second Team. In addition, Block was a member of the NCAA Championship and Big East Championship All-Tournament Teams. She led the Orange in ground balls with 34.

Linley Block also started all 23 games last year. She tallied 10 points (2 goals 8 assists) and posted career highs in ground balls (20) draw controls (16) and caused turnovers (7). She was an All-Big East Second Team selection.

Daley played in 19 games last season and recorded career highs in points (22), goals (15) and draw controls (19). She tied her career high with seven assists and scored multiple goals in three games last year.

Returning for her second year as captain, Tumolo became the second player in school history to record 200 points and 100 assists in her career last season. She ranked sixth in the nation in points with a career-high 95. A 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, Tumolo earned the IWLCA Attacker of the Year award and was a first-team All-American. She was named the Big East Attack Player of the Year and was a unanimous selection to the All-Big East First Team. Tumolo earned All-Northeast Region First Team accolades and was selected to the NCAA Championship and Big East Championship All-Tournament teams.

Costantino started all 23 games at goalkeeper last season. She led the Big East in goals-against average (8.37) and save percentage (.492) as a sophomore. She finished the 2012 season with 117 saves, 19 ground balls and two caused turnovers, all of which were career highs. She was an All-Northeast Region First Team selection, a All-America Second Team honoree and was named to the All-Big East Second Team.

Syracuse is coming off its most successful season in school history. The Orange posted a record of 19-4 in 2012, setting a single-season record for wins. SU won a school-record 15 consecutive games and went undefeated in Big East play during the regular season for the second time in program history. Syracuse earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where it advanced to the national championship game for the first time in school history.


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