Aug 21, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's lacrosse team has announced the addition of Australian Rebecca Putna for the fall of 2013. Putna arrived on campus this week and will have four years of eligibility remaining with the Golden Eagles.
"Rebecca is an awesome addition to our program," said head coach Meredith Black. "Not only will she bring a wealth of knowledge with her from Australia, but she has had the experience to travel the world to play lacrosse. Having Rebecca on the team fits well into the diversity of players we have from all over the country and now the globe. Rebecca's talent and motor will be a great addition to our midfield."
The 5-foot-7 midfielder most recently competed with the Under-23 Australian Women's National Team in the Asian Pacific Games in Bejing, China on June 21-27. Putna helped the Aussies compile an overall record of 4-2 in the event and a second-place finish.
The native of Adelaide, South Australia attended the Wilderness School in Medindie, South Australia, where she competed in both lacrosse and swimming.
Putna was been a member of the South Australian junior system from 2007-10 and competed as a member of the Senior South Australian Women's Lacrosse Team in 2011.
"I chose to attend Marquette University as it will allow me the opportunity to play a sport I love every day while also gaining a great education," Putna said. "It will also allow me to meet many new people and live in a new country."
Marquette is entering its second year of competition at the NCAA Division I level in 2013-14 and will compete as a full member of the BIG EAST Conference after spending the 2013 season as an independent.