High school attended: Lake Norman
College: University of Tampa
Sport: Women’s lacrosse
Update: The junior attacker scored unassisted with 2 minutes, 52 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Tampa to a 19-18 victory over Florida Southern College in the Sunshine State Conference championship game April 28. It marked the first SSC title in program history for the Spartans, ranked fourth in Division II.
Aided by her three goals against fifth-ranked Florida Southern College (16-3), Vaccaro was named SSC tournament Most Valuable Player. She has started in each of Tampa’s 17 games and tallied 53 goals—a school single-season record—to complement her 13 assists.
Vaccaro and Tampa (14-3) are preparing for the NCAA Division II tournament, scheduled to begin Friday.