Ireland Lacrosse is happy to announce the 2013 Women’s National team that will competing in the 2013 Women’s World Lacrosse Championships later this year in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Ten players return (Midfielders Katelin Billups, Vanessa Bridge, Orla McCourt, Devin O’Leary and Caroline Peters, Defenders Rebecca Headon, Deirdre Swail, Lucy Morris and Laurie Charlesworth, and attacker Robyn Morris) to the National Team from the 2012 European Championships squad. Four players (McCourt, Headon, R Morris and Rebecca Millard) will be representing Ireland in a second World Cup.
The team will be coached by Meghan McNamara. Coach McNamara, presently the Head Coach for NCAA Division II Champion LIU/CWPost, served as Ireland’s Assistant Coach at the 2008 European Championships and 2009 World Cup. Coach McNamara will be assisted by two former Ireland National Team players: Sarah Walsh (2012) and Jackie Coyne (2008).
We hope you all wish our ladies the very best of luck with their training and indeed throughout the competition.
Congratulations to all those selected!
2013 Women’s Roster
|Caroline Peters||3||Midfield||Rockville, MD, USA|
|Deirdre Swail||23||Defense||Knocknacarra, Galway, IRL|
|Robyn Morris||6||Attack||London, England, UK|
|Devin OLeary||5||Midfield / Defense||Framingham, MA, USA|
|Katelin Billups||17||Midfield / Goalie||Malahide, Co. Dublin, IRL|
|Katie Bohane||8||Defense||London, England, UK|
|Vanesa Bridge||4||Midfield / Attack||London, England, UK|
|Laurie Charlesworth||9||Defense||London, England, UK|
|Ashley DeFlumere||28||Goalie / Defense||Monkstown, Co. Dublin, IRL|
|Victoria Devine||7||Attack||Centereach, NY USA|
|India Dunn||15||Midfield||Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, IRL|
|Laura Frey||2||Midfield / Attack||Belfast, N. Ireland|
|Claire Halliday||14||Attack||London, England, UK|
|Rebecca Headon||13||Defense||Dublin, Co. Dublin, IRL|
|Olivia Jackson||1||Midfield||Ballyclare, Co Antrim, N. Ireland|
|Orla McCourt||20||Midfield / Defense||Dundalk, Co. Louth, IRL|
|Rebecca Millard||11||Defense||Woodford, Co. Galway, IRL|
|Lucy Morris||12||Goalie / Defense||Middlesex, England, UK|
2013 Women’s Coaching Staff
|Athletic Trainer / National Team Director||John Cavanaugh|
|Equipment Manager||Larry Carroll|
|Team Leader||Jim Carroll|
|Head Coach||Meghan McNamara|
|Assistant Coach||Sarah Walsh|
|Assistant Coach||Jackie Coyne|