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Sam Tortora
Player Profile:
Sam Tortora 2990943
Position: Midfield
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: North Syracuse, N.Y.
High School: Cicero-North Syracuse

2017: America East All-Rookie Team... UAlbany's top scoring rookie, starting 14 games with 18 games played in the midfield... Finished with 20 goals, 17 assists, 17 ground balls, 24 draw controls and nine caused turnovers... Scored a goal and two assists in collegiate debut at Penn State (2/13), following with three goals, two assists and two ground balls vs. St. Bonaventure (2/13) to eventually earn America East Rookie of the Week... Hat tricks in back-to-back victories vs. Drexel (3/19) and UMBC (3/25)... Career-high six points plus two draw controls in home win over Vermont (4/5)... Tallied career-high four assists in victory at Binghamton (4/29).

High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse and basketball at Cicero-North Syracuse High... Four-time all-league player in lacrosse, including First Team in 2015 and 2016... Totaled 232 points in high school career off 104 goals and 128 assists... Senior team captain in lacrosse and basketball... Three-time all-league player in basketball, including first team as a junior and senior... Led basketball team to pair of Class AA Section 3 championships.

Personal: Intends to major in mathematics... Daughter of Derek Tortora and Jenna Briggs... Has a brother, Richie Difulio, and a sister, Francesca Tortora.

CAREER STATS

Season GP G A Pts SOG SOG% GB DC TO CT
2017 18 20 17 37 29 .707 17 24 24 9
TOTAL 18 20 17 37 29 .707 17 24 24 9

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points: 6 (vs. Vermont, Apr. 5, 2017)
Goals: 4 (vs. Vermont, Apr. 5, 2017)
Assists: 4 (at Binghamton, Apr. 29, 2017)
Shots: 6 (vs. UMBC, Mar. 25, 2017) 
Ground balls: 2 (6x, last: vs. UMBC, May 5, 2017)
Draw controls: 5 (at Syracuse, Feb. 27, 2017)
Free-position goals: 1 (3x, last: at UMass Lowell, Apr. 8, 2017)
Caused turnovers: 2 (2x, last: vs. Drexel, Mar. 19, 2017)

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