Athlete of the Week: Tiffany Cristofanelli

Athlete of the Week: Tiffany Cristofanelli

Buffalo, NY - The D'Youville women's lacrosse team closed out their 2019 season in impressive fashion as the women won their final three games of the season and was led on offense by a standout freshman.

Freshman Tiffany Cristofanelli closed out her first season as a Spartan by helping lead the team to their first three NEAC wins in program history. On Wednesday in the team's 20-2 win against Hilbert, Cristofanelli scored three goals with one assist as she added three ground balls and a draw control.

Against Lancaster Bible on Friday, Tiffany scored two goals with one draw control in the team's 14-4 win. Then on Saturday in the 19-4 season finale win, Cristofanelli scored three goals with two assists, three draw controls, a ground ball, and a caused turnover.

Tiffany finished her first season second on the Spartans in goals, points, and is tied for first in assists. She played and started all 17 games as a freshman for the women.

At Niagara-Wheatfield High School, Tiffany played soccer for five years and lacrosse six years. In lacrosse, Cristofanelli won ACE Award and was an NFL Second Team player twice. She also played club lacrosse for Stampede Lacrosse and NWAA.

On why she chose D'Youville, Tiffany said that the school "was the best fit for me in regards of academics and athletics." She also said that her role model is her sister Brittany, a junior on the women's soccer team at D'Youville.

Cristofanell is a Nursing major and the daughter of Sheri Drew-Cristofanelli and Anthony Cristofanelli.