27 Kathryn Tortorici
27 Kathryn Tortorici
Hometown: Bayshore, N.Y.
High School: Bay Shore
Position: D

2008: Played in 11 games as a junior, starting eight on the Eagles defense ... scooped up five ground balls on the season ... caused one turnover against Colgate (4/19) ... season cut short by injury.

2007: Saw action in eight games as a sophomore, stepping up at the end of the season and seeing time in the Patriot League Semifinals and Championship ... recorded two groundballs, one coming against UMBC(4/4) and the other against Longwood(4/18) ... registered one caused turnover on the season against Longwood(4/18).

2006: Played in four games in her first season at American University ... registered her first collegiate shot in the season-opener against Towson (3/1).

High School: Three-year member of varsity lacrosse team ... helped lead Bay Shore High School to two-consecutive league championships (2003, 2004) and to the New York State Semifinals in 2005 ... also played field hockey, where she was a member of the all-tournament team ... member of National Honor Society ... graduated with high honors. ... was Student Council and National Honor Society president.

Personal: Daughter of Frank and Maureen Tortorici ... has two brothers, Vincent and Joseph, Joseph wrestled for SUNY Nassau ... majoring in business administration