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Syracuse women’s basketball: Savannah Crocetti leaving program

The sophomore walk-on has decided to focus on academics.

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Last season was quite a year for preferred walk-on freshman Savannah Crocetti. The Rochester native suited up for every game in the best season in Syracuse Orange women’s basketball history, culminating in a trip to the Final Four and National Championship game.

It would be tough to top that. Crocetti won’t worry about trying to. The rising sophomore has decided to leave the basketball program to focus on her academics, per the Democrat & Chronicle.

"School is very important to me ad I want to devote 100 percent to my studies," said the former All-Greater Rochester combo guard, who is trying to land an internship in New York City. "I feel blessed to have been a part of the basketball program and I am grateful to coach (Quentin Hillsman) for the opportunity of a lifetime."

Coach Q provided a statement to about Crocetti as well, confirming the move.

"Savannah is no longer a member of the women's basketball program. She will continue to be a student at Syracuse University and we wish her the best," Hillsman said.

The Syracuse roster is pretty loaded for the next two seasons with a lot of returning talent as well as a slew of successful transfers. Playing time for someone in Crocetti’s position would have been very hard to come by.

She’ll always be able to say that not only was she a member of last year’s squad, but she contributed as well.