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

2019

  • Started 17 games, recording 22 goals and 41 assists
  • Team leader in assists and points
  • Tied for America East lead in assists, and third in points
  • Named IWLCA All-Northeast Second Team (5/21)
  • Named America East All-Tournament (5/4)
  • Scored four goals with five assists in America East semifinal against New Hampshire (5/2)
  • Named America East All-Conference First Team and All-Academic (5/1)
  • Scored one goal with one assist at Hartford (4/20)
  • Scored one goal with two assists at Stony Brook (4/12)
  • Recorded two assists against New Hampshire, setting a new career record with 84 (4/6)
  • Scored one goal with three assists against Vermont (4/3)
  • Recorded two assists at Binghamton (3/30)
  • Scored one goal with one assist at #3 Syracuse (3/27)
  • Recorded three assists and won six draws at UMass Lowell (3/23)
  • Recorded five assists at #1 Boston College
  • Scored three goals with on assist against Siena (3/16)
  • Scored one goal with four assists at UConn (3/13)
  • Scored three goals with five assists at #19 Penn State (3/9)
  • Scored two goals with one assist against #22 Stanford (3/1)
  • Scored two goals with one assist against Bryant (2/26)
  • Scored one goal with two assists against Bucknell (2/23)
  • Scored two goals with three assists in season debut against Yale (2/16)
  • Named team captain

 

2018

  • America East All-Conference First Team at midfield
  • Started all 18 games and was Great Danes' second-leading scorer with 60 points
  • Set career highs in goals (five) and points (eight) at New Hampshire (4/21)
  • Had five games with three or more assists
  • Had at least one point in 17 of 18 games
  • Totaled seven points (three goals, four assists) in America East semifinals vs. Binghamton (5/4)

 

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.

Tortora's Career Statistics

Season GP GS G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW GB DC TO CT
2017 18 14 20 17 37 41 .488 29 .707 3 17 24 24 9
2018 18 18 26 34 60 60 .433 44 .733 2 21 26 38 6
2019 17 17 22 41 63 49 .449 36 .735 2 21 31 30 8
TOTAL 53 49 68 92 160 150 .453 109 .727 7 59 81 92 23

Single-Game Highs

Points: 9, New Hampshire, May 02, 2019
Goals: 5, at New Hampshire, Apr 21, 2018
Assists: 5, 4 times
Shots: 9, vs UC Davis, Mar 15, 2018
Ground balls: 4, Stanford, 03/01/19; Stanford, Mar 1, 2019
Draw controls: 6, at UMass Lowell, Mar 23, 2019
Woman-up goals: 1, at UMass Lowell, Apr 08, 2017; ND, Apr 18 2018
Woman-down goals: 1, at Stony Brook, Apr 12, 2019; Drexel, Mar 19, 2017
Free-position goals: 2, at Yale, Feb 17, 2018
Caused turnovers: 2, 4 times

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