21 - Noelle DiGioia
Noelle DiGioia
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Shady Side Academy
Position: D
DiGioia leads the defense with her intensity on the ball and direction off-ball. She is one of the best athletes on the team and is integral to the transition game. 2007: Started all 16 games on defense for the second straight year ... Was tied for second on the team with 13 caused turnovers, causing a season-high two against Sacred Heart, New Hampshire, and Dartmouth ... Finished the season with 14 ground balls and 16 draw controls ... Earned a season-high three ground balls against Dartmouth ... Won a season-high four draw controls against Holy Cross ... 2006: Started all 16 games ... Ranked second on the team with 13 caused turnovers ... Chipped in five points (3g, 2a) at the other end of the field ... Also added 31 ground balls and 16 draw controls ... Notched a career-high two points (1g, 1a) in Brown's win over Boston College ... Picked up a career-high five ground balls against the Eagles ... Earned two caused turnovers against both Maryland and Penn ... Before Brown: A three-sport athlete at Shady Side Academy, DiGioia played lacrosse, soccer, and basketball for four years, captaining all three sports as a senior ... A 2005 Honorable Mention All-American, DiGioia was named SSA MVP as a senior ... Named SSA Rookie of the Year as a sophomore in 2003, earning SSA Most Outstanding Female Lacrosse Player honors that same year ... Recipient of the Dartmouth Award, given to the SSA athlete who best exemplifies good sportsmanship both on and off the field ... Played club lacrosse for Urban Lacrosse ... Honor Roll student all four years of high school ... Personal: The daughter of Anthony and Cathleen DiGioia, Noelle has two sisters, Angela and Maria ... Concentrating in Community Health.