DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
SCUGOG: There will be some local content as part of Team Canada at the upcoming 2019 Women’s Lacrosse Under-19 World Championship, with Jordan Dean of Greenbank recently named to Team Canada.
The Canadian team will be looking to defend their 2015 Gold Medals against the top field lacrosse players from across the globe at the World Championships in Peterborough, from August 1st to 10th.
“We are excited to have such a talented group of athletes with tremendous depth to represent Canada this year,” head coach Scott Teeter said in a press release. “With the World Championship taking place on home soil, we know there will be great Canadian support from the fans to help us along our journey to defend our world title. As the 2015 gold medalists, we know there’s a bullseye on Team Canada’s back—but we’re ready for the challenge.”
Dean, who plays as a defender with the Oshawa Blue Knights, is one of six players from her team named to the squad, with eight players from Durham Region receiving the call to Team Canada.
“We’re all impressed by the depth of the talent by these young Canadian athletes. I look forward to watching them defend Canada’s gold, and watching what they do after the Worlds in their lacrosse and university careers,” said Gary Gait, GM of the Canadian national team women’s field lacrosse program.
The final roster has 18 athletes and two alternates. These athletes participated in three evaluation camps since November to earn their spot on Team Canada. The first camp had 70 athletes in attendance. Thirty-five players were invited to attend the second evaluation camp in January, and 26 players attended the final evaluation camp last week.