Ireland Lacrosse Director of Teams, John Cavanaugh, and Head Coach, Sarah Walsh, are proud to announce its squad of 18 athletes for the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship, to be played at Towson (Md.) University from June 29 – July 9, 2022.
These 18 amazing players have worked for over two years towards selection and are each incredibly deserving of their position in the squad. Of the group, three players of the inaugural U19 team that participated in the 2019 World Lacrosse U19 Women’s World Championship in Canada have been called up to the senior team — Emma Austin, Megan Ross and Orla Buggy.
Emily Gaven joins the squad from Georgetown University, alongside Holly Korn, a Northwestern University alumna. Katrina Dowd, another Northwestern alumna, brings a wealth of international and collegiate playing and coaching experience to the team and is the current Assistant Coach of Women’s Lacrosse at West Point.
A large number of the squad remains unchanged from the 2019 Women’s European Championship in Israel with Dana Alexa, Maggie Egan, Amelia Heisler, Clio Kerr, Nicola Kiely, Robyn Morris and Rachel Ward all returning. Dee McKim returns to the squad after the birth of her baby girl, Bethany, in May of this year. Sonja Egan and Nadine Fadel, who played in the 2017 World Championship in England, return to the squad after a tournament-cycle hiatus.
Caroline ‘Liney’ Somerville, a defender from Johns Hopkins University, and Zara Brownless, who plays for Dublin Lacrosse club, round out this amazing squad of women.
Each player represents the goals and aspirations of Ireland Lacrosse, whether it be playing the sport in Ireland or representing Ireland Lacrosseglobally. This diverse group of players truly represents Ireland Lacrosse at its core and we are so excited to work together over the next seven months to build a successful and cohesive team.