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Amber Falcone

Amber Falcone

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Position: Defense
Hometown: Westminster, Md.
College: North Carolina '09
Height: 5'4"
Birthday: 3/18/1987

Teammates on Amber

Left-hander…intelligence as a defender is a huge strength…great breakdown in her footwork…solid approach…has a knack for lightening the mood and building strong relationships between the players and the coaches…so enthusiastic for all things Team USA.

U.S. Team

  • One of three former Tar Heels on the Roster (Carr, Russell)
  • Two-time FIL World Cup gold medalist (2009, 2013)
  • Two-time FIL World Cup All-World Team (2009, 2013)
  • Second on team with nine ground balls and five caused turnovers at 2013 FIL World Cup
  • 2009 FIL World Cup Most Outstanding Defender
  • Led team with 18 ground balls and added seven caused turnovers at 2009 FIL World Cup
  • 2008 Prague Cup Touring Team
  • U.S. National Team (2008-13)
  • U.S. Developmental Team (2007-08)

College

  • IWLCA Defender of the Year (2009)
  • IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America first team (2009), second team (2007-08), third team (2006)
  • All-ACC (2007-09)
  • Led North Carolina to NCAA championship game appearance in 2009
  • First player in program history to earn All-America honors four times
  • Finished career as school’s all-time leader in games played and games started
  • As a senior in 2009, led team in ground balls (54) and caused turnovers (33), and ranked second in draw controls (37)
  • As a junior in 2008, led team in ground balls (35) and ranked second in caused turnovers (14)
  • As a sophomore in 2007, ranked second on Tar Heels in ground balls (34)
  • As a freshman in 2006, ranked second on team in caused turnovers (11) and third in ground balls (32)
Year GP-GS G A PTS GB DC CT
2009 21-21 1 4 5 54 37 33
2008 20-20 1 2 3 35 19 14
2007 21-21 1 3 4 34 11 6
2006 19-15 6 4 10 32 21 11
Total 81-77 9 13 22 155 88 64

Off the Field

  • Assistant women's lacrosse coach at Furman

Getting to Know...

  • Nickname: Amby
  • Twitter: @amberfalcone
  • Other sports played in high school: Soccer, cheerleading
  • Favorite lacrosse player: Can I say all my teammates?!
  • Favorite athlete from another sport: It’s always been Michael Jordan, but I am a huge Gabby Douglas fan now!
  • Best advice received from a coach: “If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got.”- Jenny Levy
  • Strengths as a player: Team defense and leadership.
  • What should every player at your position be able to do on the field: Have quick feet, good vision and be ready to help your teammate at all times.
  • Most important part of your game/season preparation: Definitely fitness – I need to constantly work hard to get better. I love to watch film and learn the tendencies of the opposing teams’ attackers.
  • Game day ritual: Pulling my hair into a pony tail, putting on my sparkly headband, and smearing on eye black.
  • Tips for young players: Continue to play other sports. Each sport will help in some way to better your lacrosse ability (yes, even cheerleading!).
  • Best lacrosse moment: Winning the 2009 World Cup.

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