Three Women¡¯s Lacrosse Players Named Preseason All-America
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Feb. 3, 2005 - Three Penn State women¡¯s lacrosse players have been tabbed preseason All-America by Inside Lacrosse. Senior goalkeeper Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.), senior attack Kristen Burke (Severna Park, Md.) and junior midfielder Lori Havrilla (Devon, Pa.) were honored prior to the season by the lacrosse publication.
Tortorelli, a first team IWLCA All-American from a year ago, enters the 2005 season just eight saves away from breaking the all-time Penn State career saves mark. She was awarded with the C. Markland Kelly Award at the end of last season, given to the top goalkeeper in each of the three divisions. The 2004 American Lacrosse Conference Goalie of the Year, Tortorelli broke her own record for saves in a season with 219, eclipsing her previous mark of 199 and becoming the only player in Penn State history to record more than 200 saves in a season. She led the ALC in save percentage (55.6%) and ranked 12th in the country at the end of the regular season. Last season, Tortorelli started all 17 games in goal and played all 1,041 minutes of the season, recording at least eight saves in every contest of the year.
Burke was a second team All-ALC selection last season after playing all 17 games of the season, recording 29 goals and six assists for 35 points. She recorded a season-high five goals at Ohio State (4/23) and posted two or more goals on seven different occasions. He had one game-winning goal at Davidson (3/6) and picked up 12 ground balls, had six caused turnovers and tallied 10 draws.
Havrilla, a first team All-ALC honoree, started all 17 games of the season and led the team in goals with 36 on 81 shots. She recorded four goals in the season-opener at Vanderbilt (2/29) and again at James Madison (3/9), recording at least on goal in 15 contests of the season and two or more goals on 12 occasions. She averaged 4.76 shots per game and 2.12 goals per game, adding 11 ground balls, 13 caused turnovers and 11 draw controls.
Penn State opens its season hosting Vanderbilt on Saturday, Feb. 26 at noon.
The All-American list and preseason rankings are compiled by Inside Lacrosse magazine. Published 11 times annually in Towson, Md., Inside Lacrosse is the leading publication on the sport of lacrosse, with subscribers in all 50 states and eight foreign countries.
The All-America lists, along with team profiles, player profiles and season previews, will be available in the women's preview issue of Inside Lacrosse, which will hit newsstands in early February.
Please visit www.GoPSUsports.com for more information on the Penn State women¡¯s lacrosse team.