SIX NATIONS – The 2015 U-19 Women’s Field Lacrosse roster is now set as the 18 players get ready for the University of Edinburgh Scotland’s Peffermill Playing Fields between July 23rd and August 1st, 2015.
Named from Six Nations are several McKinnon Park High School students and grads, including:
Attacker Ashley Hill of the Mohawk Nation
Midfielders Dana Issacs from the Onondaga Nation and Leini Johnson of the Mohawk Nation
Defender, Jadyn Bomberry of the Mohawk Nation
Goalie/defender, Samantha Williams, of the Onondaga Nation.
Also named were:
McKenzie Harris, Brighton (N.Y) – Seneca Nation
Shayla Scanlan, Lake Shore (N.Y), – Seneca Nation
Alanna Herne, Buffalo State College (N.Y.) – Mohawk Nation
Cheyenne Burnam, Onondaga Community College (N.Y.) – Mohawk Nation;
Alie Jimerson, University at Albany (N.Y.) – Cayuga Nation
Lynnzee Miller, The Hill Academy (O.N., Canada), – Mohawk Nation
Victoria Thompson, Salmon River (N.Y.) – Mohawk Nation
Jalyn Jimerson, Lake Shore (N.Y.) – Cayuga Nation
Jacelyn Lazore, Salmon River (N.Y.), – Mohawk Nation
Mia DiBello, Syracuse University (N.Y.) – Oneida Nation
Tsiotenhariio Herne, Salmon River (N.Y.), – Mohawk Nation
Kori Tewateranhiank’wa McComber, New Hampton (N.H.) – Mohawk Nation
Jenna Haring, Lake Shore (N.Y.), 2016 – Seneca Nation.
The team was selected from a pool of 75 young women from across the Haudenosaunee territories, which span New York State and Southern Ontario. They have been through two cuts since their first tryout in January 2014, and the Haudenosaunee Head Coach, Regy Thorpe, who was recently promoted to Associate Head Coach for the Syracuse University Women’s Lacrosse program, feels that although the decision was tough, the coaches are confident in the core group of players they have chosen.
“I would first like to say thank you to all the players and their families who have come to our various tryouts and development stages. The pool of players that were competing for the roster spots was very competitive. The future of Haudenosaunee women’s lacrosse looks to be building momentum and it’s a very exciting time to be part of this organization,” said Coach Thorpe at the Final Roster Announcement meeting.
Coach Thorpe expressed his enthusiasm for the Haudenosaunee program. “The coaching staff is extremely excited about our roster that we will be bringing to Scotland. This group of players are committed to each other on and off the field. They are excited to represent their families and communities. The hard work has already started and this group is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of them.”
The Haudenosaunee Nation will compete at the FIL Under-19 World Championship, July 23-August 1 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
There will also be a new entry. For the first time, Israel is sending a U-19 team to compete.
“I could not feel more proud and honored to coach Israel’s first girls U-19 team”, said Coach Hannah Deoul. “Introducing not only the sport of lacrosse, but also the lifestyle of a team sport to many of these girls makes every day exciting and meaningful. I have an amazingly committed, energetic, and passionate coaching staff, with whom I am able to strategize, recruit, and grow the game of lacrosse. The reciprocated energy of the Israeli girls gives me confidence that we will put together a disciplined, hard-working and committed team that will be ready for the competitive international scene of lacrosse.”