June 5, 2012

Murray First Syracuse Women's National Goals Leader

from press release

INDIANAPOLIS – Sophomore Alyssa Murray (West Babylon, N.Y.) led the nation in points and goals according to the final NCAA women's lacrosse statistics. She becomes the first player in school history to finish first in the national statistics in goals. Murray was one of three members of the Orange to finish in the top 10 in the national rankings.

Murray recorded a career-high 105 points in 2012, becoming the third player in program history to post 100 points in a season. She joins Katie Rowan as the only members of the Orange to lead the nation in scoring. Murray scored 74 goals, which ranked second on Syracuse's single-season record list. In addition, she ranked 10th in the nation in points per game (4.57) and 12th in goals per game (3.22).

Junior Michelle Tumolo (Mullica Hill, N.J.) finished sixth in the nation in points with a career-high 95 and ranked 10th in assists (43). Sophomore goalkeeper Alyssa Costantino (West Islip, N.Y.) was sixth in goals-against average (8.37) and seventh in save percentage (.492), while freshman Kailah Kempney (Carthage, N.Y.) finished 11th in draw controls, averaging 4.74 per game. Her 90 draw controls in 2012 is a single-season school record.

Syracuse finished in the top 10 in five categories. The Orange was fourth in points (476), seventh in scoring margin (5.57) and draw controls (14.7) and eighth in scoring offense (14.57). Syracuse finished the season with a 19-4 record for a winning percentage of .826, which ranked fifth in the country.

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