DiGiacomo reaches lacrosse career milestone

Photo courtesy of Marywood Athletics

Photo courtesy of Marywood Athletics

Zachary Klien, Correspondent

On March 19, senior Kathy DiGiacomo made history by scoring her 100th career point in front of friends and family in the women’s lacrosse match up against Rosemont College.

In her fourth year of playing for Marywood, DiGiacomo joins teammates, Sarah Coughy and Kimberly Commisso as a member of the “100 point club.” By reaching the 100 point mark, DiGiacomo joins an elite club of only five other Marywood women to score more than 100 combined goals and assists in her career.

“Reaching the 100 point club is a huge honor in lacrosse. Only those players who have played excellent lacrosse throughout their career are members of the 100 point club. Kathy has been one of the most consistent players this season, and her stats show that,” said Marywood women’s lacrosse head coach, Kathryn Tutak.

Her three goals and two assists were enough to help Marywood’s women’s lacrosse to a 15-3 win over Rosemont in the Colonial State Athletic Conference (CSAC) match up.

“My mom had told me when I was only 5 points away from 100, so before the Rosemont game, I knew that I only needed two more points, so I was aware of it but it wasn’t my main focus,” said DiGiacomo.

DiGiacomo added that the day was made even more special because she was able to reach 100 points on Marywood’s home turf where that support system was able to witness her milestone.

DiGiacomo, a four-year starter, has been an essential part of Marywood lacrosse throughout her career, including her efforts in helping the team to a 16-5 record and the CSAC runner-up spot in 2011.

“During her career, Kathy has constantly worked to be a better player, which has paid big dividends for her and for her team. Specifically in her senior year she has shown her dedication to improvement by identifying a few aspects of her game she wanted to improve on, and then working hard to make improvements,” said, Tutak.

DiGiacomo said she owes a great deal of her success to her teammates and coaches, as well as the support of her friends and family.

“It has been a great experience. I’ve had awesome teammates for the past four years, a great coach this season, and a big support system between my parents and friends throughout my whole career,” said DiGiacomo.

Now that DiGiacomo’s name is in the Marywood record books, she will continue her quest to help the team make a run at the CSAC playoffs as a way to close out her successful career.