Athlete of the Week: Charlotte Tucci

AOTWBy LAUREN DEMPSEY
By reaching a historic milestone of scoring 100 goals, Charlotte Tucci of the Rye High School girls lacrosse team has earned the first Athlete of the Week for the Spring season.

Tucci reached the century mark in the Garnets first game of the season, a victory over rival Harrison. From her all-important midfield position, Charlotte finished the game against the Huskies with five goals and an assist.

Not many girls in the Rye program have reached this milestone. Charlotte, who has been playing on the Garnets lacrosse team since her freshman year, is only a junior and will be able to increase her goal total over the next two seasons.

“Charlotte is a great leader and always gives 110 percent in everything she does” teammate Abby Abate said. “I have learned so much from her and am glad to call her my friend and teammate.”

Rye coach Dennis Hurlie has been impressed with Tucci’s play since she joined the team.

“Charlotte has been a starter since her freshman year and she continues to get better and she has made herself into one of the top players in Section I,” Hurlie said. “She does so many things well for us; she is big on the draw, important in transition, a force on offense and outstanding on defense. She will finish her career as one of the best players ever at Rye High School.”

Once again, the Garnets have a strong team and, with the leadership of players like Charlotte, they look to make another deep run in the playoffs. Charlotte has already given a verbal commitment to play lacrosse for Duke.