Tortorelli Nominated For Tewaaraton Trophy
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 20, 2004 - Penn State women¡¯s lacrosse goalkeeper Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.) has been chosen as one of 20 nominees for the 2004 Tewaaraton Trophy, the most prestigious and coveted award a varsity lacrosse player can receive as a symbol of excellence in college lacrosse.
Tortorelli, a junior, has played in all 46 games of her career as a Nittany Lion. She has a goals against average of 10.61 and has started all 12 games this season, recording a .532 save percentage with 148 stops. She also leads the team in ground balls (29) and caused turnovers (13).
Named a second team IWLCA All-American following the 2003 season, Tortorelli also picked up third team Warrior/Inside Lacrosse All-America honors, first team All-Mid-Atlantic Region accolades and was named both Academic All-ALC and Academic All-Big Ten last year. She holds the Penn State record for saves in a season with 199 saves in 17 games during the 2003 campaign.
The Tewaaraton Trophy is presented annually following the season to the top female and male varsity collegiate lacrosse players in the United States. A selection committee comprised of coaches for both male and female candidates oversees the voting process and the five finalists will be announced in May. The trophy will be presented on June 3, 2004 in Washington D.C. and will be televised by CSTV.
For more information on the Penn State women¡¯s lacrosse team, please visit www.GoPSUsports.com.