Five current and former Maryland women’s lacrosse players will compete in Peterborough, Ontario, for the upcoming Under-19 Women’s World Lacrosse Championships, which will officially start competition on Thursday, Aug. 1.
Incoming freshman midfielder Emma Schettig, who was ranked as the No. 6 player in the 2019 class by Inside Lacrosse, will represent the United States National Team, while rising sophomore Kennedy Lynch will compete for the Canadian National Team.
Meanwhile, three former Maryland women’s lacrosse players will be part of coaching staffs, as Kelly Amonte-Hiller (‘96) will head the U.S. team, Jen Adams (‘01) will lead the Australian National Team and Laura Merrifield (‘11) will coach the England National Team.
England, Australia, Canada and the U.S. are all included in Pool A, where they will compete against one another in a round-robin format during the preliminary rounds.
That pool has seen plenty of success in this event, with Canada coming off a gold-medal win over the U.S. in 2015. Before that, the U.S. was a four-time consecutive champion beating Australia in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 to secure the championship. Australia’s only title came in 1995, when it won the inaugural title.
Opening ceremonies for the 2019 world championship will take place on July 31, and the first games between Pool A will start on Aug. 2. Teams will compete in the preliminaries over the weekend until the start of playoffs on Aug. 6, and the championship game is set for Aug. 10. Games can be seen at LaxSportsNetwork.
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