Emma Tyrrell Sidelined For the Remainder of 2022 With a Lower Body Injury
By: Ian Nicholas | @IanNicholas25
CitrusTV Women’s Lacrosse Beat Reporter
Less than 24 hours ahead of the women’s lacrosse game of the week between No. 4 Syracuse (10-2, 5-0 Atlantic Coastal Conference) and No. 1 North Carolina (12-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coastal Conference), SU athletics announced that Emma Tyrrell will miss the remainder of the season with a lower body injury. The junior suffered the ailment earlier this week in practice.
News of a potential Tyrrell injury first broke this morning, when head coach Kayla Treanor told syracuse.com’s Brett Axe that the midfielder’s status for tomorrow’s game was in doubt. On a recorded segment of Axe’s ESPN Syracuse radio show, Treanor mentioned “we’re just evaluating this (injury) day-to-day…we’ll know tomorrow what our lineup will be.” Just a few hours later, though, cuse.com confirmed not only the duration of Tyrrell’s injury, but also, what she had injured.
The Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-American Second Team selection is now the third member of the Orange to suffer a season-ending injury. Back in January, freshman sensation Emma Ward announced that her sophomore campaign was over before it began due to a lower leg issue that required surgery. Less than two months later, senior midfielder Sierra Cockerille tore her ACL on the road against No. 6 Northwestern. The ‘Cuse ran into the injury bug last season as well, as Vanessa Constantino, Emily Hawryschuck, and Megan Carney were all unavailable far before the postseason began.
Without three of its most impactful players in 2021, though, Syracuse still found itself playing in both the ACC and NCAA Championship. Tyrrell’s contributions down the stretch this year will be missed, as the Mt. Sinai native ranks top-3 on SU in points (50), goals (30), and draw controls (64). The junior leads the Orange with 20 assists as well. Tyrrell saved two of her three best performances for when The ‘Cuse needed a push over the top against a ranked opponent. The midfielder scored seven points each in tight wins over both Notre Dame and Loyola. Against unranked Temple, Tyrrell tallied a career-high eight points off five goals and three assists.
Not only will the junior miss the rest of her third season with the Orange, but Tyrrell will also be unavailable for USA Lacrosse’s The World Games 2022 roster this summer. Both Emma and sister Meaghan were named to the team last week. SU is set to take on UNC without the younger Tyrrell tomorrow at 2. While one star is out of the lineup for Syracuse, another one may return in time to provide reinforcements. Senior Megan Carney has missed the last two games with her own lower-leg injury, and has been evaluated on a day-to-day basis.