Bryant’s Emily Diaz Set to Play Fifth Year at Florida
Diaz – the rising fifth year – hails from Selden, N.Y.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s nationally-ranked women’s lacrosse team added an additional transfer in Emily Diaz to the 2023 squad on Thursday.
Diaz – a rising fifth year – hails from Selden, N.Y. and saw action in 38 games during her tenure at Bryant, starting 32 of them.
She has racked up 33 goals, 20 assists, 171 draw controls, 29 groundballs and 16 caused turnovers. Diaz set Bryant’s single-season draw control record during the 2022 campaign, coming up with 138.
All of Diaz’s accomplishments from prior to her time at Florida can be found below.
Emily Diaz | A | 5-7 | Selden, N.Y. | Newfield Senior Season (2022)
Started all 17 games for the Bulldogs
Named to the All-NEC second team
Set a Bryant single season record with 138 draw controls
Led NEC, 7th in NCAA with 8.12 DC/game
Also scored career high 13 goals, dished five assists, picked up 17 ground balls, and caused six turnovers
Set a Bryant single game record with 16 draw controls at Howard on 4/9
Had at least ten DC’s in five other games, including NEC semifinal vs. LIU
Set career high with seven ground balls in Howard game
Scored goals in six consecutive games from 4/9 to 4/30
Junior Season (2021)
Played 10 games this season and started in 9 of them
Posted career-highs in goals (11), assists (12), and points (23)
Had three goals, eight assists, and 11 points against Merrimack (Mar 31). All were career highs
Scored three goals against Wagner (Mar 13)
Recorded a season-high nine draw controls vs. SHU (Apr 7)
Sophomore Season (2020)
Did not appear in a game for the Bulldogs due to injury
Freshman Season (2019)
Appeared in 11 games, starting six
Missed six games due to injury in March and April
Recorded nine goals and three assists while adding 10 draw controls, seven ground balls and six caused turnovers
Tallied two-goal efforts against Niagara (3/9), Saint Francis U (4/28) and Mount St. Mary’s (5/2)
Posted a goal and a career-best two assists in the Ocean State Cup win at Brown (3/6)
Added career-highs of three ground balls and two caused turnovers to a two-goal day in the win over Niagara (3/9) … Recorded a career-high four draw controls in the NEC Semifinal at Mount St. Mary’s (5/2)
Named to NEC Academic Honor Roll
Prior to Bryant
Four-year varsity member of the Wolverines
Suffolk County and Long Island Champions in 2017
Runner-ups at the NYS State Tournament
Named All-Division in 2016
Also played four years of varsity soccer and two years of varsity basketball
Member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society
Career-Highs Goals: 3, at Merrimack, 3/31/21 Assists: 8, at Merrimack, 3/31/21 Points: 11, at Merrimack, 3/31/21 Ground Balls: 7, at Howard, 4/9/22 Draw Controls: 16, at Howard, 4/9/22 Caused Turnovers: 3, at Mount St. Mary’s, 5/7/21
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