via Inside Lacrosse, by Kevin Brown, January 4th, 2023 – photo from UNC Athletics
This season presents a new number and a new role for North Carolina’s Caitlyn Wurzburger.
The graduation of Scottie Rose Growney allowed Wurzburger to make the switch from the No. 13 jersey she donned during her first two seasons playing at Chapel Hill to her favored No. 15, a meaningful switch to wear the same her father sported while playing at both Maryland and in high school at West Genesee (N.Y.).
But it’s the graduation of four of North Carolina’s top-five scorers from their perfect 22-0 championship season that has Wurzburger taking on a much bigger role with the offense, shouldering the weight of having to make up for the production that Jamie Ortega, Growney, Final Four hero Sam Geiersbach, Andie Aldave, Ally Mastroianni, and Tayler Warehime all churned out.
That’s 388 combined points and 69% of the offense that’s no longer going to be by Wurzburger’s side. But Wurzburger isn’t putting it all on herself to fill that void.
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