Jan. 11, 2010
BALTIMORE - Loyola University head coach Jen Adams announced today that Cass Cursaro (Adelaide, Australia/Sacred Heart College H.S.) has been added to the Greyhounds' 2010 women's lacrosse roster. A five-foot-11 midfielder, Cursaro was a member of the 2009 Senior Australian National team that took the silver in the 2009 Women's World Cup.
"Cassie is a talented lacrosse player that will add to our midfield depth this year," said Adams. "She brings a lacrosse playing maturity well beyond her years, which was highlighted by her selection to the 2009 Senior Australian National team. We are looking forward to a marquee freshman year by Cassie and the start to her successful future as a Loyola Greyhound."
Cursaro scored three goals and scooped up nine ground balls as a teammate of Adams in the 2009 World Cup. Two years prior, she led the U-19 Australian team to the silver, while playing for the Brighton Bombers Lacrosse Club, the same club which produced Adams, and a third of the 2009 Australian National Team. This past season for Brighton, Cursaro led the Bombers with 52 goals and 22 assists and a victory in the Velocity Women's League title game.
Loyola, which finished 11-6 last year and ranked 18th in the final IWLCA National Poll, opens the season at Penn State on Sunday, February 14 at 1:00 p.m. The Greyhounds will play their final two games at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field against Towson University and Delaware on March 6 and 9, respectively, before hosting BIG EAST conference rival Rutgers in their opener at the newly constructed Ridley Athletic Complex on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.