TAMPA, Fla. - University of Tampa Athletics would like all friends, family, and fans to join us in honoring our seniors on spring sports teams. Due to the spring season getting cut short, we would like to honor each senior student athlete who will unfortunately not get a normal senior salute at the end of the season. This week, we invite you all to celebrate the accomplishments, on and off the field, of the senior Spartans on the women's lacrosse team.
Women's lacrosse will graduate seven seniors this year: Kristin Frizol, Maggie Gladden, Alexa Scudillo, Taylor Sisk, Jacy Sterritt, Claire Swanson, and Carly Vaccaro. This group of seniors has made a monumental impact on the program as they, most notably in team accolades, helped lead Tampa women's lacrosse to its first ever NCAA tournament appearance. Each senior has shown exemplary leadership, attitude, and work ethic in their careers as Spartans.
Frizol, a defender from King's Park, N.Y., will graduate from University of Tampa with a degree in Psychology. In her time at UT, Frizol appeared in 54 games, of which she started 45. She ranks in the top ten for most games started by a Spartan as a result. In single-season rankings, she ties for first in games played and games started with a program high 18 in the 2018 season. Frizol was able to cap off her career by appearing in six of the seven games played in the 2020 spring season and collecting four ground balls during this season's play.
Gladden, a Berwyn, Pa. native, will graduate from Tampa with a degree in Cybersecurity. Gladden, who played attack for the Spartans, is tied for seventh in the Tampa record book for career points with her total of 94 goals and 29 assists. She finds herself ranked in many other areas of the record book, such as fifth overall for career goals made and fifth in career free-position goals (16). As a junior, Gladden was selected for the All-Sunshine State Conference Second team, and this year was looking even more promising. She started and played all seven games the Spartans were able to get in this season and recorded 10 goals and five assists in that short amount of time.
Scudillo, a defender from Millstone, N.J., will graduate from Tampa with degrees in Psychology and Business. Coming off an impressive junior campaign, Scudillo was named a captain of the 2020 squad. She is a two time All-SSC First Team selection and an SSC All-Championship Team selection. Additionally, she was an IWLCA Second Team selection as a sophomore and an IWLCA All-South Region Second Team selection as a junior. In the record book, Scudillo ranks second in career caused turnovers (71), tied for fifth in career ground balls (78), and sixth for career draw controls (59), among several other accomplishments.
Goalkeeper Taylor Sisk, a Percy Hall, Md. native, will graduate from University of Tampa with a degree in Elementary Education. Sisk transferred to Tampa as a sophomore, the same year she was named to the SSC Commissioner's Honor roll and earned the DII ADA Academic Achievement Award. In her junior campaign, she recorded a season-high of four saves on two occasions (once against Rollins and once agains Palm Beach Atlantic). Sisk ties for tenth in the all-time record book for individual saves in 2019 and sixth in individual career save percentage (.386).
Sterritt, a defender from Phoenixville, Pa., will graduate from UT with a degree in International Studies. Sterritt appeared in 42 games for the Spartans and collected a single-game high of two ground balls on four separate occasions in her career at Tampa. In her time as a Spartan, she created a rare opportunity for defenders and was able to record a shot at Belmont Abbey during her sophomore season. Sterritt also recorded a caused turnover against Florida Southern in 2017, just one season after the Mocs won the national championship.
Swanson, a midfielder from Cheyenne, Wyo., will graduate from Tampa with degrees in Advertising and Public Relations. Swanson is a two time member of the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll, a two-time All-SSC Second Team Selection, and a one-time All-SSC First Team Selection. As a result of her junior campaign, she was selected as UT's first ever IWLCA First Team All American. A captain of the 2020 squad, Swanson rules the Spartan record books with her accomplishments, most notably leading in career draw controls (305), ranking second in career goals made (123), third in career points (158; 123g, 35a) and eighth in career games started (49). The midfielder capped her career off by starting and playing in all seven games of the 2020 season.
Vaccaro, a Mooresville, N.C., native, will graduate from the University of Tampa with a degree in Psychology. Playing attack for the Spartans, Vaccaro accumulated a mass of accolades for both her performances on the field and in the classroom. She is a two time member of the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll and a two time recipient of the DII ADA Academic Achievement Award, each awarded for her effort and success academically. For her success during her junior season, Vaccaro was an IWLCA First Team All-South Region selection, UT's first ever IWLCA Third Team All American, and named to the All-Sunshine State Conference First Team. She earned the title Most Outstanding Player on the SSC Championship all-tournament team for her performances on the field. In the record book, Vaccaro clinches fifth in career points (133; 106g, 27a), fourth in career goals made (106), and first in single season goals made with an astounding 58 goals in 2019.
The University of Tampa Athletic Department would like to extend congratulations to the women's lacrosse Class of 2020 for all their hard work and success. Their passion for higher education and athletics has been exemplary and we wish them all the best going forward. Thank you, Seniors!
Please join the Tampa Spartans as we honor the seniors of each of our spring sports teams. As a result of the cancelation of all spring games and competition, typical senior-honoring events have also been canceled. We will select a different team each week for which we will honor those graduating this year.