MU Lacrosse (W) BIO
7 Gianna D'Urso

2013 (Senior): Played in all 20 games for MU, starting 19… IWLCA Second Team All-Region selection… Named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year… 2013 Northeast Conference Tournament MVP… Member of the All-NEC First Team… NEC Defensive Player of the Week on 4/8… Named a team captain… Led the team with 29 caused turnovers… 41 ground balls placed her second on the team… Picked up an assist against Delaware (2/22)… Had three ground balls and two caused turnovers at Lafayette (3/5)… Added three ground balls and three caused turnovers against Wagner (3/24)… Notched an assist and four ground balls at Robert Morris (4/5)… In a win at St. Francis on 4/7, had five ground balls and four caused turnovers… Put together second straight game with five ground balls against Quinnipiac (4/12)… Had two ground balls and three caused turnovers in back-to-back games, both against Sacred Heart (4/14) and at Bryant (4/19)… Scored a goal at CCSU (4/21)… Caused a pair of turnovers in NCAA Tournament game at Navy (5/10).

2012 (Junior): Started all 20 contests as a junior... Earned First Team All-Northeast Conference honors and was named to 2012 NEC All-Tournament Team... Finished fourth in the NEC in caused turnovers per game... Ranked fourth on the squad with 15 draw controls... Her 36 ground balls led the team, as did her 33 caused turnovers... Scored a goal vs. Bryant (4/7)... Scooped up four ground balls on two separate occasions, at Sacred Heart (3/30) and at LIU Brooklyn (4/15)... Caused 5 turnovers at Lafayette (3/20)... Had 2 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers in NEC Semifinals against Quinnipiac (4/27)... Registered an assist in NCAA Tournament Game vs. Towson (5/5).

2011 (Sophomore): Appeared and started in 16 contests as a sophomore… Earned Second Team All-Northeast Conference honors… Finished with eight goals on the season, three of which came on free position attempts… Registered two goals and three caused turnovers in a win over Lafayette (3/2)… Also had a pair of goals against CCSU, finishing with five ground balls and four draw controls in the win… Finished second on the team in caused turnovers with 20… Her 24 draw controls was third on the team, while D’Urso ranked fourth in ground balls with 24. 

2010 (Freshman): Played in all 18 games as a freshman in the midfield for MU and made nine starts… Named to the inaugural All-NEC Rookie Team… Ranked fourth on the team in ground balls with 27… Caused 16 turnovers on the season, good for fourth on the squad… Made her first collegiate start in the Hawks’ 10-7 victory at Saint Joseph’s (3/14)… Had a career-high three draw controls at Sacred Heart (4/3)… Collected four ground balls and set a career-high with three caused turnovers in a 14-8 win over Bryant (4/9)… Gathered a career-high five ground balls and tied her career-high with three caused turnovers in the Hawks 10-5 win at Long Island (4/16)… Collected four ground balls in the NEC quarterfinal at Quinnipiac (4/23).

High School:
Three sport athlete and captain at West Essex High School... Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse playing defender and midfield under coach Jill Cosse... Helped lead the Knights to four county championships and two straight Group II State Championships... Named first team all-county, All-Iron Hills Conference and First Team All-Group II North Jersey as a senior... Also played field hockey and basketball for the Knights... Earned honor roll all four years in high school.

Personal: Born on May 11, 1991... Daughter of Anthony and Roseanne D'Urso... Brother Mike was a member of Monmouth's football team... Major is education.

D'Urso's Career Stats:

2010 18  9 0 0 0  0 13 27 16
2011 16 16 8 0 8 15 24 24 20
 2012 20 20 1 1  2  6 15 36 33
2013 20 19 1 2 3 3 6 41 29
TOTAL 74 64 10 3 13 24 58 128 98

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairfield, N.J.
High School: West Essex
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