Gabby Fornia - Women's Lacrosse - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#1 Gabby Fornia Season 2019-20

Attack

Class Junior
Hometown Mt. Laurel, N.J.
High School Lenape
Major Masters in Finance

Student-Athlete Features
Vanderbilt Hustler — Fornia credits her teammates for assist record

Honors
• 2022 ILWomen All-America honorable mention
• 2022 USA Lacrosse Magazine All-America honorable mention
• Three-time All-AAC first team (2019, 2021, 2022)
• Four-time AAC All-Academic (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
• Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021, 2022)
• IWLCA Co-Offensive Player of the Week (May 3, 2022)
• Four-time AAC Attacker of the Week
• Four-time AAC Weekly Honor Roll
• 2022 ILWomen Midseason All-America honorable mention
• 2022 preseason All-AAC
• 2022 preseason AAC Attack Player of the Year
• 2021 IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region second team
• 2021 Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-America Honorable Mention
• 2021 Vanderbilt University Female Player of the Year
• 2017-18 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
• BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (Feb. 20, 2018)

As a Fifth-Year Senior (2022)
• 2022 ILWomen All-America honorable mention
• 2022 USA Lacrosse Magazine All-America honorable mention
• Selected to 2022 IWLCA Senior All-Star game with teammate Melissa Hawkins
• AAC All-Tournament
• Set program and AAC mark for single-season assists with her 56th assist in the AAC Championship game vs. #8 Florida (May 7)
• Scored game-winning goal in overtime in semifinals at AAC Tournament to lead the Commodores past Temple
• Led Vanderbilt’s comeback against Temple in AAC Tournament semifinals, scoring four goals with an assist in the final 15 minutes, including the game-tying goal with just second left in regulations to force overtime (May 5)
• Unanimous first-team All-AAC
• IWLCA Co-Offensive Player of the Week (May 3)
• Two-time AAC Attacker of the Week (May 2, Feb. 14)
• Four-time AAC Weekly Honor Roll (April 25, April 11, March 28, March 21)
• Broke her own school single-game records for points (10) and assists (13) in season finale vs. Cincinnati (April 30)
• Six points a goal and five assists in win at Old Dominion (April 23)
• Became Vanderbilt’s all-time points leader with 245th point vs. East Carolina (April 9)
• Seven points (4 G, 3 A) in win over East Carolina (April 9), totaling six of them in final 15 minutes
• Recorded five points on four assists and a goal at Temple (April 2)
• Five points (1 G, 4 A) in win over Coastal Carolina (March 27)
• Scored 75th career goal at Towson (March 23)
• Six points on four assists and two goals vs. Colgate (March 16)
• Became fifth Commodore to reach 200 career points on Feb. 19 vs. Notre Dame
• Four points in win over #12 Notre Dame (Feb. 19)
• Eight points (2 G, 6 A) in season-opening win over Liberty (Feb. 12)
• 2022 preseason All-AAC
• 2022 preseason AAC Attack Player of the Year

As a Senior (2021) – Game-by-Game Statistics
• AAC All-Academic
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• All-AAC first team – Unanimous Selection
• IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region second team
• Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-America Honorable Mention
• US Lacrosse Magazine Division I Player of the Week (March 30)
• Vanderbilt University Female Player of the Year Award winner – top Vanderbilt female student-athlete
• Two-time AAC Attack Player of the Week (March 8, April 5)
• Preseason All-AAC
• Started in all 19 games
• Totaled 76 points (21 G, 55 A)
• Holds program record for assists in a career with 125
• Finished regular season at second in assists nationally at 55
• Posted a single-game high of nine assists in a 14-12 road win over East Carolina (March 28), in addition to three goals for 12 total points
• Scooped 28 ground balls and caused five turnovers

As a Junior (2020) – Game-by-Game Statistics
• AAC All-Academic
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Started all nine games
• Led team and finished second in the conference with 17 assists
• Second on the team with 29 points
• Also finished with 12 goals and seven ground balls
• Season-high four goals and seven points in win at Wagner (Feb. 9)
• Two goals, three assists and season-high three ground balls in win over Lehigh (Feb. 22)
• Season canceled after nine games due to coronavirus outbreak

As a Sophomore (2019) – Game-by-Game Statistics
• All-AAC first team
• Started all 16 games for the Commodores
• Led the Commodores in assists with 36 and points with 51, setting career highs in both
• Also tallied 15 goals
• Consistently among the nations best in assists as she finished the regular season 18th in the country in total assists and 12th in assists per game
• Set a career-high six assists in the victory over Winthrop
• Was one of two AAC players to post multiple four-plus assists in the 2019 season

As a Freshman (2018)
• Played in all 17 of Vanderbilt’s games as a freshman attacker, making 10 starts
• Posted 32 points on 15 goals and 17 assists, finishing the season second on the team in assists, fourth in points and tied for fifth on the team in goals
• Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for Week 2 after posting four points in a 22-12 win at Fresno State on February 19

The Fornia File
• Four-year starter for Jill McCarthy at Lenape High School
• Won a state championship in 2014 and won the SJ Championship in 2015
• Two-time All-American, three-time SJ Attacker of the Year, three-time All-New Jersey first team, three-time All-SJ first team and four-time all-conference first team
• Gabrielle Fornia
• Daughter to Denise Farlekas and Gary Fornia
• Has an older sister, Isabella