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Monday, September 27, 2021

Virginia Tech defender Leigh Lingo transfers to Florida

The graduate transfer started in 14 of 16 games during the Hokies’ 2021 season

UF added another transfer in Leigh Lingo Friday.
UF added another transfer in Leigh Lingo Friday.

The Florida lacrosse team welcomed Virginia Tech defender Leigh Lingo as a transfer Friday to spend the upcoming 2022 season with the Gators.

The graduate transfer started in 14 games during her senior campaign with the Hokies, and she finished her VT career with one goal, one assist, nine draw controls, 45 caused turnovers and 83 ground balls. 

The Delaware native recorded her first collegiate goal on her senior day versus the Boston College Eagles. She rounded out her senior season with 22 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. 

Lingo had success in the brief, pandemic-shortened 2020 season. The defender started in all 10 games her junior year, recording 13 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers. 

Lingo started 26 of 36 games during her freshman and sophomore seasons, when she amassed 48 ground balls, 20 caused turnovers and seven draw controls. 

Prior to undergrad, Lingo claimed three ESIAC First Team All-Conference selections at Worcester Preparatory School, as well as being named two-time captain. The 2017 ESIAC Player of the Year carried her team to three-straight ESIAC Conference and Tournament championships from 2015-17 and boasted two First Team All-American selections. 

The Delaware native joins attacker Madison Rielly, defender Catherine Flaherty and seven additional newcomers to Gator Nation for the 2022 campaign. 

Contact Karina Wilson at kwilson@alligator.org and follow her on Twitter @kk_rinaa

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Karina Wilson

Karina Wilson is a second-year student at the University of Florida within the College of Journalism and Communications with a specialization in sports and media. She aims to produce engaging, accurate and current content for all types of sports fans. Currently, Karina is The Alligator's lacrosse beat writer.


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