Paletta of Sacred Heart receives All-America lacrosse honors
Greenwich Time, June 16, 2017
By David Fierro
Grace Paletta’s final season as a member of the Sacred Heart Greenwich lacrosse team not only ended with a championship. Besides helping the Tigers win the FAA Tournament title, Paletta capped her career with high honors.
Paletta’s All-American season for Sacred Heart saw her register 47 goals and 20 assists. She also gathered 15 ground balls and totaled a team-high 63 draw controls. She also earned All-America honors last spring.
“Grace has incredible field vision and has played an instrumental role in raising the level of play for our team over the last three years,” Sacred Heart coach Tara Clough said. “She is an outstanding midfield player and is both an offensive and defensive threat.”
Also a three-time All-FAA selection (2015, 2016, 2017), Paletta caused 14 turnovers this past season and recorded four goals and two assists in the Tigers’ 18-5 win over Greens Farms Academy in the FAA Tournament’s championship game. In the FAA Tournament semifinals, Paletta notched four goals in her squad’s 19-5 victory over Rye Country Day School.
“She has a high lacrosse IQ, athleticism, speed and agility,” Clough said of Paletta. “While Grace demonstrates her talents on the field, she is blessed with humility and always put her team first.”
Clough has seen Paletta’s play improve each season.
“I believe she has the potential to be an impact player as a freshman in the Ivy League next year,” Clough said. “She has incredible determination and drive and a true love for the game. It has been an absolute pleasure coaching Grace at Sacred Heart.”