Oakville’s Aurora Cordingley has made the grade and was named to Canada’s Under-19 lacrosse team after the Canadian Lacrosse Association held its final selection camp on the weekend (Jan. 17).
Cordingley, 15, and a member of the Oakville Lady Hawks field lacrosse team, will travel with Team Canada to Edinburgh, Scotland to compete at the U19 World Championship, July 23-Aug. 1. She is the youngest player on the 18 member roster.
Last weekend marked the conclusion of the selection process for Canada’s 2015 National Team which began 12 months ago as scouts across Canada evaluated and put forth recommendations on athletes from the applicant pool. From all the player applications and scout evaluations, the top 60 applicants received an invitation to try out for Team Canada U-19. Over the last year two selection camps were held with a third and final camp taking place just last weekend. Through their participation in games against NCAA schools in the pre‐season, and selection camp scrimmages and drills, squad players left Team Canada coaches with difficult decisions in naming their final 18.
The final 18 will represent Canada as the FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup heads to Scotland for the first time. Canada is currently ranked third in the world in under-19 women’s field and is looking to climb to the top of the podium in Scotland.