2013 Women’s National Team

Dublin, Ireland

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

Name Number Position Residence
Deirdre Swail 23 Defense Knocknacarra, Galway, IRL
Caroline Peters 3 Midfield Rockville, MD, USA
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

Name Number Position Residence
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

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