While most seniors were busy with graduation festivities Sunday, Kara Cannizzaro and the No. 3 North Carolina women’s lacrosse team were busy fighting to continue in the NCAA playoffs in a match against Loyola.
On a day when Cannizzaro should have been in a cap and gown, she was wearing goggles and cleats while setting career-highs and leading her team to a 19-9 win.
And according to Cannizzaro, that’s what she prefers.
“It was really fun to look up in the stands and see your friends in graduation gowns,” Cannizzaro said but conceded, “I’d rather be playing an NCAA game than going to graduation any day.”
With five goals on five shots, Cannizzaro was not only the most efficient player on the field, but the senior captain also tied a career-high in goals. By adding two assists to that mark, she set a career-high in points, as well.