Michelle Tumolo

Mullica Hill, N.J.

High School:
Clearview Regional

Syracuse '13


U.S. Team

  • U.S. National Team (2010-2012)
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  • Entering senior year at Syracuse
  • IWLCA Attacker of the Year (2012)
  • IWLCA All-America first team (2012)
  • Tewaaraton Award finalist (2012), watch list (2011)
  • NCAA Championship All-Tournament team (2012)
  • Big East Attack Player of the Year (2012)
  • All-Big East first team (2011-12)
  • Big East Championship All-Tournament team (2012)
  • IWLCA All-Region first team (2011-12), second team (2010)
  • Second player in school history to record 200 points and 100 assists in her career
  • Recorded two goals, including the game-winner with five seconds remaining, and an assist in the final 3:04 to give SU a come-from-behind victory against the Tar Heels and a trip to the 2012 national semifinals
  • As a junior in 2012, ranked sixth in the nation in points (95) and 10th in assists (43) and led Orange in assists and caused turnovers.
  • As a sophomore, led team in scoring with 66 points (33 g, 33 a)
  • Set Syracuse freshman records for points (74) and assists (37) in 2010, helping the Orange reach the NCAA semifinals

Getting to know…

  • Nickname? Tumy
  • Other sports played in high school? Soccer, basketball
  • Favorite lacrosse player?  Rebecca Block
  • Favorite athlete from another sport? Alex Morgan
  • Best advice received from a coach? From my high school lacrosse coach Megan Conklin: “Walk off the field after every practice and game knowing you did your personal best as a player, teammate and captain.”
  • Strengths as a player? I want to get better every day. There is always room for improvement.
  • What should every player at your position know, or need to be able to do on the field? As a crease attacker, the best thing I have learned is using the crease to my advantage. Also backing up the cage on a missed shot behind the net is key.
  • Favorite drill? 7v7 ground balls to goal
  • What’s the most important part of your preparation for a game? At Syracuse, something that my team and I have really focused on is not talking or thinking about another game but instead focusing on the one that is coming up.
  • Game-day ritual Listening to music, putting my hair in a braid, putting my headband on then my eye black.
  • Tip for young players? Play as much as you can, whether it’s in your back yard, with friends, going to camps or on a club team. Branch out, meet new people and just love the game.
  • Best lacrosse moment? Beating UNC with seconds left on the clock to go to the final four. Never doubt any goal deficit – anything can happen.