Syracuse women’s lacrosse adds assistant coach

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Two-time All-American Sydney Pirreca has joined the Syracuse women’s lacrosse coaching staff head coach Gary Gait announced on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Pirreca, who will serve as an assistant coach for the Orange, graduated last spring from the University of Florida where she ranks as the sixth-leading scorer in school history.

“We’re excited to bring in a young, energetic coach,” Gait said. “As a player, she was fierce and intense. She was a leader on her team. We know she’ll bring that attitude to our sideline.”

“I’m super excited to be here and work with our players, who very talented, hard-working and have great energy,” Pirreca said. “I feel like, having just graduated last spring, I can relate to what they are going through and I can add my knowledge to the team. I’m looking forward to getting to know the team better and working with Coach Gait.”

The Mount Sinai, N.Y. native was a four-year starter and two-time captain for Florida. She became just the seventh player in program history to reach 200 career points, ending her career ranked sixth on the school’s all-time scoring list with 215 points. Pirreca was named an honorable mention All-American by Inside Lacrosse in 2019 and was an IWLCA third-team All-American in 2018. In addition, she earned the 2018 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year award and was a two-time member of the Tewaaraton Award Watch List.

Pirreca was also recognized for her work in the classroom. She was a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and a 2018 BIG EAST All-Academic Team honoree.

Pirreca served as a volunteer coach at Mount Sinai High School for three summers and was an assistant coach for the Long Island Elite Yellow Jackets club team in 2014.

Syracuse returns the majority of its roster from last year’s squad that posted a 16-5 record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

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