Lacrosse programs in Oshawa, Oakville producing bulk of national team for women’s World Cup
A dozen players named to the 20-women roster that will represent Canada at the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Cup this July hail from the GTA, with six players from the powerful Oshawa Blue Knights program and another four from the Oakville Hawks.
The World Cup, which was postponed from 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, will take place in Towson, Maryland from June 29 to July 9.
The final roster was decided following several identification events in the fall of 2021, but the selection process began two years ago.
“I am really excited to finally announce this team. It definitely has been a unique process,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “This roster brings a ton of World Cup experience and is one of the deepest teams that we have had. I can’t wait to see what this team can accomplish together.”
The list includes Dana Dobbie of Fergus, who will be making her fourth appearance at the Women’s World Cup.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be named amongst this list of women I admire so much on and off the field,” Dobbie said. “Lacrosse Canada is so special because of those who have come before us and those who will wear this jersey next. It’s an honour and the opportunity of a lifetime to represent Canada playing our national sport and one I’ll never take for granted.”
The roster is made of a combination of players with senior national team experience, as well as previous members of the U-19 Canadian women’s team which captured a silver medal in 2019.
“I’m so excited to be able to represent Canada alongside this incredible group of women, and be able to play the game we all love,” said Clarington’s Kaylin Morissette (Oshawa, Louisville U), who will be making her third appearance at the Women’s World Cup. She was an assistant coach with the 2019 U-19 women’s team. “It has been a long and difficult process, but to be able to take the field in Towson, Maryland, with this crew is an unbelievable feeling.”
Other local players include Madalyn Baxter (Oshawa, Syracuse) and Nicole Perroni (Oshawa, Louisville) of Whitby and Emily Boissonneault (Oshawa, Detroit Mercy) of Brooklin; Bryar Hogg (Oshawa, Alabama) and Jillian MacNaughton (Oshawa, Johns Hopkins) of Oshawa; Brooklin Walker-Welch (Whitby, North Carolina) of Courtice; Aurora Cordingly (Oakville, Maryland) and Annabel Child (Oakville, Harvard) of Oakville; Cassidy Eckert (Oakville, Oregon) of Burlington; Raegan Wilson (Oakville, Denver) of Milton; and Kameron Halsall (Orangeville, Stoney Brook U) of Caledon.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising