Former University of Scranton field hockey player Alicia
Tamboia (2008-2011) passed away Friday evening in an
automobile accident in upstate New York.
Miss Tamboia, 24, was a native of Wingdale, New York.
As four-year member of the Royal field hockey team, she appeared in 50 games, started 23 times, and scored nine goals, including five of which resulted in game-winners. She served as team captain her senior year and was a member of two Landmark Conference tournament-qualifying teams. She was also named the Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending October 31, 2011, and was named to the conference’s Academic Honor Roll following the 2009 season.
At the 2012 Senior Student-Athlete Luncheon, Miss Tamboia received the Willensky Award, which is presented annually to the senior student-athlete who consistently undertakes to understand and improve the human condition. She was recognized for her efforts as a member of University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and for the way she organized the field hockey team’s fundraising efforts for breast cancer and domestic violence awareness.
Miss Tamboia was a 2012 graduate of the University with degrees in finance and management and a minor in criminal justice. She was a member of the Omega Beta Sigma Business Honor Society, Business Club, and the College Against Cancer Club, a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by working to implement the programs and mission of the American Cancer Society.
The entire University of Scranton community offers its prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Alicia Tamboia.