TOWSON, MARYLAND – Pitt’s blue and gold will be well represented in Maryland this week at the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championships as head coach Emily Boissonneault (Canada), defender Abby Thorne (Australia), and defender Allyson Trice (Haudenosaunee) will compete in the high profile international competition.
Boissonneault will play for her native Canada, as they compete in Pool A with Australia, England, Scotland and the United States. She is a veteran of the international stage, helping Team Canada to three silver medals as a player and serving as assistant coach with the Team Canada U19 National Team at the 2019 World Championship and competing with Canada at the Fall Classic event in Sparks, Md. last October.
Thorne will don the green and gold of Australia this summer and will face Canada, England, Scotland and the United States also as a part of Pool A. She was a member of the U18 and U19 Australian national teams and competed at the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championships in Peterborough, Canada. Australia earned bronze, while Thorne netted a goal in the game against Team USA.
Trice looks to honor her mother’s heritage on the international stage for the first time as she plays for the Haudenosaunee in Pool E, with Argentina, China, Japan and Switzerland. The Panther graduate started every game of Pitt’s inaugural season and will bring that leadership to her group.
The tournament gets underway Wednesday, June 29 and runs through July 9 at Towson University. This competition will utilize the traditional field version of the sport and will feature a record 30 teams.