(Tempe, AZ) Sun Devil Lacrosse received a big boost as Greta Stahl is officially joining the program, Head Coach Taryn VanThof announced.
Stahl is a graduate transfer from Northwestern, where she spent four years as an attacker on one of the nation’s elite teams. During her career, the Wildcats made a run to three NCAA Semifinals, compiling an impressive 51-14 record in that span.
“We are thrilled to welcome Greta Stahl to Sun Devil Lacrosse,” Coach VanThof remarked. “She has experience competing against the best players and has learned what it takes to perform on the biggest stages. Her presence will be extremely valuable.”
During her time in Evanston, Stahl appeared in 25 games, contributing in several facets of the game. She finished her Wildcat career with six goals, three assists, and 20 draw controls.
“I am excited to join a program with a fresh staff ready to make an immediate impact in the Pac-12 and beyond,” Stahl exclaimed. “I want to build on the success of last season and be part of a team that’s hungry and ready to win.”
This is the second consecutive offseason that Sun Devil Lacrosse has added a graduate transfer from Northwestern. Stahl will look to duplicate the success of Taylor Pinzone, who emerged as one of the best midfielders in the nation after spending her final season in Tempe. In 19 games of her Arizona State career, Pinzone produced 41 goals and 13 assists (54 points). In 50 games over four seasons with the Wildcats, she had 34 goals and six assists (40 points).
“I had an amazing experience taking my 5th year at ASU,” Pinzone reflected. “I got to explore a different part of the country, play in a different conference and join a new team with an amazing coaching staff, which allowed me to learn and grow in so many areas of my life. It was a great experience and culture to be a part of and I can’t wait to continue to watch the success of this program!”
The Penn Valley, Pennsylvania enjoyed the most success during her last season at Northwestern, playing in 12 games in 2022. The Wildcats won ten of those games, with her best performance coming in a 22-7 win over Central Michigan. She had two goals and dished out an assist, her second career three-point outing. Stahl also thrived in the classroom, earning Academic All-Big Ten honors during her final season.
Her first taste of the NCAA Tournament came in 2021, when she appeared in the second round win over Denver. She would get a glimpse of her future when she saw action against the Sun Devils during their visit in 2020. She earned early playing time after arriving in Evanston as a highly-rated recruit, appearing in nine games as a freshman. Following her successful freshman campaign, Stahl was selected to represent Team USA in 2019 U19 World Championships.
Stahl joins a talented Arizona State attack unit that will have prime opportunities to earn playing time. Returners Katie Brodsky, Mina Scott, Anna Thornton, Tate Stokesberry, Anna Winkeler, McKenna Riley, Rosie Davis, and Riley Forman will look to fill a void left by a loaded senior class. Several talented newcomers will join the mix and give Coach VanThof plenty of offensive weapons during her first season.
Press Release courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics – Connor Smith