March 21, 2013
Amanda Sutor is a three-time varsity letterwinner (2010, '11, '12) and will play her final season at St. Paul's School for Girls (Brooklandville, Md.) this spring.
As a junior, she tallied 33 goals and 36 assists in 17 games played for the Gators, including a season-best four goals and five assists in a win over John Carroll. In her sophomore season, she recorded 21 goals and 25 assists, including a five-goal, four-assist effort in a victory against Spalding. As a defender in her first year on varsity in 2010, she tallied two goals and four assists in 13 games played.
The left-handed attacker also plays club lacrosse for TLC, where she helped lead her team to back-to-back club national titles in 2010 and 2011. She has also led her club teams to several other tournament crowns in the last four years, including the All-American Showcase, Capital Classic, Gatorfest and Rivalry Challenge in 2010. In the summer of 2011, she was selected to Team Maryland for the Brine National Tournament, where she scored three goals in the championship game to help Team Maryland capture the title.
In addition to lacrosse, Sutor is also a two-time varsity letterwinner in swimming (2011, '12).Collegiate athletics run in the Sutor family, as her father, David, played baseball at the University of Maryland.
Off the field, the Honor Roll student is also a student ambassador of the Green Key Club, as well as a member of the Invisible Children Club, FACT cancer awareness club and Model United Nations
ACCORDING TO COACH ULEHLA
"Amanda is an exceptionally skillful lefty attacker who has a knack for feeding and is particularly effective behind the cage. A natural leader with a team mentality, she has the potential to serve as the glue that can bind a team together. Amanda is a well-rounded student-athlete who will undoubtedly make a difference both on and off the field for our young Team One."
ACCORDING TO AMANDA
St. Paul's School for Girls
What attracted you to the University of Michigan?
"When I was considering different colleges, I wanted to attend a top academic school that had a big commitment to women's lacrosse. The University of Michigan has a great academic reputation, which was very important to me."
What are your thoughts about being part of Michigan first women's lacrosse team?
"So cool! This is a chance to be a part of a team that will help build the foundation of a top Division I program. Having the opportunity to play for coach Jenny Ulehla and playing for the University of Michigan will be an outstanding experience."
How has it been getting to know your future Wolverine teammates?
"I have not met all of my teammates yet, but I have met most of them at Michigan women's lacrosse summer camp this past summer and my official visit in September. We have been utilizing Facebook to communicate as a team."
What do you like about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you've seen so far?
"Everything! Ann Arbor has a lot going on and offers a great college atmosphere. I have been there a couple times already and I love it. I can't wait to get there in August."
What is your favorite lacrosse moment of all-time?
"In the summer going into my junior year, I had the opportunity to play for Team Maryland at a national event. It was fun playing with some of the top players from Maryland and it was a blast winning the championship!"
How did you first get involved in lacrosse?
"I started playing lacrosse when I was seven years old at a local recreational program."
Who is your role model, and why?
"My lacrosse role model is Amy Appelt. Amy played at the University of Virginia, where she was a four-time All-American and earned the Tewaaraton Trophy. Today, she is the head coach at UMBC. Amy has been a positive influence on me through my high school career as a mentor and as a friend."
What do you enjoy doing when you're not playing lacrosse?"
"I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love going to the beach in the summer with my family. I also enjoy yoga, spinning and power shopping!"
Favorite food ... Anything Italian
Favorite band/artist ... I love listening to country music and two of my favorite country artists are Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
Favorite movie ... Bridesmaids and the Notebook
Favorite TV show ... I love to watch The Big Bang Theory with my dad. We even have some of Sheldon's T-shirts.
Favorite book ... The Glass Castle, Grapes of Wrath
Favorite subject/class taken ... Statistics, Economics and Calculus
Favorite professional athlete ... Ray Lewis with the Baltimore Ravens!
Favorite place to visit/vacation ... Anywhere with a nice beach
Favorite sport besides lacrosse ... I swam in high school, however my favorite sport to watch is football.
Favorite holiday ... Christmas!
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