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Meet the 15 Draftees from the 2022 Lacrosse College Draft

Image Courtesy of BC Athletics/John Quackenbos, Eddie Shabomardenly, Katie Peverada
Alexandra Licata
May 31, 2022

Another exciting season of collegiate lacrosse is complete, which means the second season of Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse is on the horizon.

Collegiate stars who shined throughout their season and NCAA Tournament now have the opportunity to take their skills to the pros. On Tuesday evening, 15 were selected as members of the 2022 Lacrosse College Draft Class and invited to make their debut at USA Lacrosse Headquarters in Maryland on July 21.

Meet the 15 athletes invited to compete in the 2022 Lacrosse season.

 

Charlotte North, Attack, Boston College 

The 2021 Tewaaraton Award Winner, who began her collegiate career at Duke University, came onto the field with dominance in 2018. North led the team in goals (59) and points (64) as a freshman, and added 82 goals in her sophomore season, marking her the fastest player in Duke history to score 100 goals.

Since joining Boston College her accolades have only grown. In 2020, North set the Eagle’s record for single-game points, tallying eight goals and four assists for 12 points against Boston University. She led the team in goals (23), assists (12) and points (35) during the shortened season.

North scored an NCAA-record 102 goals in her senior season, ranked second in the country in points (114) and third in draw controls (174). In addition to winning the Tewaaraton Award, she was named IWLCA Player of the Year and All-ACC First Team. She broke the record for goals in an NCAA Tournament, netting 31 as she led Boston College to its first-ever National Championship. 

In her final season of eligibility, North posted 139 draw controls, 92 goals and 23 assists, earning a spot on the 2022 Tewaaraton Finalist for the second consecutive year. Her 358 career goals rank first in the NCAA all-time record books.

 

Jamie Ortega, Attack, University of North Carolina

Four-time All-American Jamie Ortega entered the 2022 season named the No. 2 overall player among men or women by Inside Lacrosse. She is UNC’s career leader in goals (334) and points (466), and ranks second all-time in NCAA Lacrosse history with 458 points and 329 goals. She is Tewaaraton Award finalist for the second consecutive year. 

She was named 2021 ACC Attacker of the Year. In 2020 she earned co-National Player of the Year by Inside Lacrosse with teammate Katie Hoeg. 

Ortega tallied 69 goals, 44 assists and 113 points during the 2022 season, leading the team to an undefeated season, its fourth consecutive ACC Championship and first Championship title since 2016.

 

Emma Trenchard, Defense, University of North Carolina

The four-time First-Team All-American selection has been regarded as one of the nation’s top defenders. Trenchard finished her career at North Carolina with 104 ground balls, 61 caused turnovers, 59 draw controls and a National Championship.

She earned ACC Defender of the Year honors in 2019 and 2022, served as team captain of the Tar Heels alongside three teammates and is a member of the U.S. National Team.

 

Aurora Cordingley, Attack, Maryland

Cordingley spent her undergraduate seasons at John Hopkins University before transferring to Maryland as a graduate student.

She ranks sixth in John Hopkins’ history in career assists (66), ninth in points (182) and 10th in goals (116).

As a Terp, Cordingley ranked fourth in the nation in points (118) and assists (51), and ranks fourth and fifth all-time in the program’s single season record books, respectively. She was named a 2022 Tewaaraton Finalist, Big Ten Attacker of the Year and USA Lacrosse Magazine First Team All-American.

 

Taylor Moreno, Goalkeeper, University of North Carolina

Moreno ranks first all-time in career saves for the Tar Heels, stopping 651 shots in her career. She is a three-time All-American and 2022 First-Team IWLCA All-Region selection. She was named a Tewaaraton award finalist in 2021 and earned IWLCA National Goalkeeper of the Year and ACC Defender of the Year honors.

In addition to her leading stops, Moreno completed her career with a .522 save percentage and a 69-6 record, the most wins by any goalie in Tar Heel history. She led the team to an undefeated season and National Championship to cap her collegiate career.

 

Sydney Watson, Midfield, University of Connecticut

Watson cemented herself into UConn record books on multiple occasions. In 2021 she became the first IWLCA First Team All-American in program history and was named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year.

She owns every draw control record in program history, ranks first in career goals (205) and second in career points (271). Her 526 draw controls rank fourth in NCAA history.

Watson repeated as the unanimous BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year in 2022, leading the Huskies with 166 draw controls, 81 points and 58 goals.

 

Courtney Taylor, Defense, Boston College

Taylor spent her undergraduate career at Temple University, where she picked up 139 ground balls and caused 85 turnovers. She was named a 2021 IWLCA Third Team All-American as a senior and 2021 American Athletic Conference First Team.

She transferred to Boston College for her graduate studies and took the field with the Eagles. She ranked first in caused turnovers (26), third in draw controls (90) and fourth in ground balls (32). She was named to the 2022 USA Lacrosse Magazine All-American Second Team, Inside Lacrosse All-American First Team and First-Team IWLCA All-Region.

 

Ally Mastroianni, Midfield, University of North Carolina

After battling a hamstring injury throughout her first two years at UNC, Mastroianni has made a consistent impact on the field for UNC. She earned consecutive ACC Midfielder of the Year honors in 2021 and 2022, and was also a two-time All-American First Team selection.

She finished her collegiate career with 140 points (117 goals, 23 assists), and earned the Championship title. Her 360 career draw controls rank first all-time in UNC’s record books.

 

Lauren Gilbert, Attack, Northwestern University

Gilbert was named an IWLCA All-American First Team selection for the second straight season. She ranks fifth nationally in goals (79) and ninth in points (106).

She has scored 220 goals in her career to place her fourth in program history. She was also named USA Lacrosse Magazine All-American Second Team, and earned First-Team All-Big Ten Conference honors in 2021 and 2022.

 

Jill Girardi, Midfield, Northwestern University

After posting her best collegiate season, Girardi earned IWLCA and USA Lacrosse Magazine First Team All-American honors. She had 62 points, 52 goals, 10 assists and 183 draw controls, which averaged second-highest in the nation at 9.6 draw controls per game.

In five seasons at Northwestern, Girardi had 273 draw controls, 84 goals and 21 assists.

 

Paulina DiFatta, Goalkeeper, University of Pittsburgh

DiFatta began her career at Fairfield University where she was named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team and the MAAC All-Championship Team in 2018 before transferring to Elon University. At Elon, she set the program single-season record with 160 saves. 

She joined Pittsburgh in 2022 as a graduate transfer, where she earned IWLCA All-Region Second Team honors and set the ACC Championship records for saves in a tournament (37) and saves in a single game (19).

DiFatta finished her collegiate career with 661 saves and a .493 save percentage.

 

Livy Rosenzweig, Attack, Loyola University Maryland

Rosenzweig’s career has no shortage of history-making moments and accolades. She was named 2018 Patriot League following her impressive debut in which she became the first player in Loyola history – male or female – to record 100 points in a single season. She has since done so three times (2018, 2019, 2022).

She holds eight school records: career assists (230) and points (439), single-season assists (70) and points (116), single-game assists (8, set in 2018), and freshman records for points (102), assists (47) and draw controls (89). She is also the Patriot League record holder for her 230 career assists.

Rosenzweig is one of two players in NCAA history with 200+ career goals and 200+ career assists, tallying 209 and 230, respectively. She earned Patriot League Attacker of the Year honors in 2021 and 2022, and is a three-time IWLCA All-American.

 

Emily Hawryschuk, Attack, Syracuse

Hawryschuk has been an offensive threat for Syracuse since beginning her collegiate career in 2017. She has led the team in points and goals in three of her six seasons, posting 341 points and 272 goals in her career. Those marks rank her fourth and first all-time in Syracuse record books.

After missing the 2021 season due to injury, Hawryschuk returned for one of the best seasons of her career. She netted 63 goals and 24 assists for 87 points – the second-highest of her career.

She is a three-time IWLCA All-Region and three-time All-ACC First Team selection, and also earned IWLCA All-American First Team honors in 2019.

 

Ally Palermo, Defense, Northwestern University

Palermo caused 24 turnovers and collected 37 ground balls in 2022 earning herself First Team All-Big Ten honors.

Throughout her time at Northwestern, she was a three-time All-Big Ten Conference selection (2019, 2021, 2022), 2022 IWLCA All-Region and 2020 Inside Lacrosse All-American First Team. She had 122 ground balls and 63 caused turnovers.

 

Arielle Weissman, Goalkeeper, University of Michigan

Two-time captain Arielle Weissman was named a 2022 Tewaaraton nominee after posting 149 saves for a .505 save percentage, leading the team to a 11-7 season. She also earned Inside Lacrosse Second Team All-American, IWLCA West/Midwest All-Region First Team and Second Team All-Big Ten honors. 

Weissman finished her career ranking second in save percentage (.454), second in wins (18) and third in saves (260).

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