Selena Lasota, two future Wildcats battle at U19 Lax World Championships

In Edinburgh, Scotland, the United States bested Canada 15-9 in the opening game of the U19 Women’s Lacrosse World Championship in a game that featured 3 players who will be wearing Northwestern purple in the fall.

Selena Lasota was there for the Canadian squad and wasted no time in being a thorn in the side of the US team.  Taking draw controls, and taking them well, Lasota dictated play in the first half, dishing out three assists as the US and Canada battled to a 7-7 tie after the first period.  But Lasota’s day would end early as she picked up her 2nd yellow card early in the second half, ending her afternoon.  Still, it’s good news for Wildcat fans that Lasota is getting more comfortable in the draw control circle and that she affected the game without scoring.  Lasota racked up 69 goals in her freshman campaign, but only had 9 assists on the year.  If she can become more of a creator, it will be literally impossible to stop her.

Two future Wildcats turned out for the United States squad, goalie (and US captain) Mallory Weisse and defender Claire Quinn.  Lacrosse Magazine reporter Megan Schneider was impressed with Quinn’s nonstop motor on the defensive end.

Weisse was replaced by Notre Dame commit Samantha Giacolone, but I don’t think that should be any cause for concern.  In pool play especially, the US is probably going to be rotating everyone, goalies included.  Weisse will be back in net sooner than later for the United States, and will probably be the one in between the pipes for the Wildcats come next spring.

We’ll continue to track Lasota and the incoming freshmen as the tournament continues.

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