Charlotte Tucci has accomplished so much in her lacrosse career already, but she still has plenty that she wants to achieve. The Rye High School junior has already given a verbal commitment to Duke University, played in an All-American game, and won a Section 1 championship. Those are the benefits of starting the sport at a young age in a community known for its lacrosse players and programs.
Tucci, a midfielder, began playing lacrosse in third grade and has been a varsity starter for the Garnets since her freshman year. She learned the game at an early age from her sister, Emma, now a senior on Duke’s lacrosse team.
“Emma set a great example for me and definitely left a great reputation at Rye. So I always just wanted to look up to her and reach what she achieved and leave, hopefully, a great impact on the lacrosse program,” Tucci says.
Tucci has showcased her immense talent on several stages, including her summer club team, the Connecticut Chargers, and in the 2013 Girls Under Armour All-America Underclass Games.
“That was one of the greatest opportunities that I’ve had in my lacrosse career,” she says of playing in the All-America game. “And playing in the underclass games just made me want to go to the All-America senior game even more.”
Before that, though, Tucci is focused on winning another section title and adding to her Rye legacy.