GRAND LAKE, Colo. – Five University at Albany women’s lacrosse student-athletes have been named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Spring Academic Honor Roll. Additionally, the women earned team academic honors.
The women’s team was one of 312 programs in the NCAA to earn academic honors, for earning a cumulative GPA exceeding 3.00 for the latest academic year. The individuals, juniors Mara Bureau, Erin Leghart, Jordyn Marr, Sam Tortora, and Paige Werlau, each earned a GPA over 3.50, were named among 507 juniors, seniors, and graduate students from 100 Division I institutions.
Bureau, a defender from Wilbraham, Mass., earned a 3.67 GPA studying Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. She started all 18 games for UAlbany in 2019, recording 13 ground balls and 18 ground controls.
Leghart, a goalkeeper from Farmingdale, N.Y., earned a 3.80 GPA studying honors Atmospheric Science with a minor in Mathematics. She went 3-0 on the season, appearing in 10 of 18 games and recorded 28 saves and 13 ground balls.
Marr, a defender from Clifton Park, N.Y., earned a 3.98 GPA studying Business Administration/Management Information and Sociology. She was named America East Spring Scholar-Athlete for women’s lacrosse, after earning America East Elite 18, All-Academic, and First Team honors. She finished 2019 recording 26 ground balls, 20 draw controls, and 17 caused turnovers.
Tortora, a midfielder from North Syracuse, N.Y., recorded a 3.52 GPA studying Business Finance & Marketing, and earned America East All-Academic honors. On the field, Tortora led UAlbany with 63 points and 41 assists, and set the program record for career assists, with 92 heading into her senior season, and was named IWLCA All-Northeast Second Team and America East First Team.
Werlau, an attack from Bewster, N.Y., earned a 3.73 GPA studying Digital Forensics with a minor in Business. She appeared in all 18 games in 2019, making 11 starts while scoring 10 goals with eight assists.
The women’s lacrosse team posted an 11-7 record in 2019, including 7-1 in-conference, en route to their ninth-straight berth into the America East title game.