UF Women Add Wareheim and Diaz as Grad Transfers

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North Carolina’s Warehime Joins Gators as Transfer

The Hampstead, Md. native elects to play fifth year at Florida.  

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida women’s lacrosse team officially announced the addition of attacker Tayler Warehime to the program as a transfer on Wednesday.

Warehime – a rising fifth year – spent her undergraduate career at the University of North Carolina, where she captained the team to a national championship in the 2022 season.

The Hampstead, Md. native saw action in 62 games during her tenure with the Tar Heels, earning 42 starts.

All of Warehime’s accomplishments from prior to her time at Florida can be found below.

Tayler Warehime | A | 5-9 | Hampstead, Md. | Manchester Valley  
Senior Season (2022)

  • Team captain in 2022 along with Ally Mastroianni, Jamie Ortega and Emma Trenchard
  • Saw action in 15 games, earning three starts
  • Concluded the season with 11 goals, four assists and 15 points
  • Scored on 11 of her 18 shots on target
  • Had hat tricks against High point (March 23) and Virginia (April 14)
  • Tallied a goal and two assists at Florida on Feb. 19
  • Recorded a goal in the NCAA Second Round vs. Virginia on May 15
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

Junior Season (2021)

  • Started all 21 games as a Tar Heel, finishing fifth on the team in scoring
  • Set new career highs with 38 goals, eight assists and 46 points
  • Tied for third on the team in goals
  • Scored goals in 18 of 21 games
  • Tied her career high with four goals against Stony Brook in the regular season and Louisville in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals
  • Also had hat tricks with three goals against Boston College in the regular season, Virginia on April 16, James Madison in the NCAA second round and Stony Brook in the NCAA quarterfinals
  • Connected on 38 of 67 shot attempts to rank third on the team in shooting percentage at .567

Sophomore Season (2020)

  • Appeared in five of seven games on the season, starting four
  • Tied for fourth on the team in scoring with 12 points
  • Scored 10 goals and had two assists
  • Scored her 10 goals on 17 shots, a shooting percentage of .588
  • Also had three ground balls and two caused turnovers

Freshman Season (2019)

  • Developed into a key offensive cog quickly as a freshman
  • Scored goals in 15 of 21 games with a season high of six in the ACC Tournament vs. Virginia Tech
  • Scored four times in her first college outing against James Madison and against No. 3 Syracuse on April 13
  • Scored three consecutive second-half goals against the Orange
  • Recorded a hat trick with three goals in the ACC final victory over top-ranked Boston College
  • Ranked the No. 19 incoming freshman in the nation for 2019 by Inside Lacrosse
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

Prior to UNC

  • Played for Coaches Debi Hall and Shelly Brezicki at North Carroll HS and Manchester Valley HS
  • Played four years of lacrosse, three of soccer, three of basketball, one of cross country and one of track
  • Two-time US Lacrosse All-America pick
  • 2018 Under Armour All-America
  • Two-time Under Armour Underclass Team Baltimore
  • Two-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro choice
  • Four-time all-conference pick … Posted career totals of 226 goals, 70 assists and 301 draw controls
  • Had 76 goals and 21 assists as a senior
  • All-conference honors in basketball and soccer
  • Outstanding Senior Female Athlete for Manchester Valley
  • National Honor Society member
  • Varsity Club member
  • Four-time Academic Letter Award winner
  • Honor roll all four years
  • Volunteered with the adaptive lacrosse program in her hometown, helping special education students learn and have fun with the game
  • Her mother played field hockey at Elizabethtown College and her father played basketball at Davis and Elkins College

This is the second transfer the Gators have added this offseason, with the addition of Madison Waters earlier this month.

Warehime and Waters – along with the group of eight newcomers who signed their NLIs in the fall – will comprise Florida’s incoming class of 2023.

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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

This is the third transfer the Gators have added this offseason, with the addition of Madison Waters and Tayler Warehime earlier this month.

Diaz, Warehime and Waters – along with the group of eight newcomers who signed their NLIs in the fall – will comprise Florida’s incoming class of 2023.

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