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24 Jul 2019

Alumna makes lacrosse history at European Championships

Lucy Lynch has made history by becoming the first England Women’s Lacrosse player to earn 100 caps.

She reached the milestone achievement as England beat the Czech Republic 16:10 in the semi-final of 2019 Women’s European Lacrosse Championships.

Lucy won her first cap aged just 17 in 2002, before graduating from Loughborough in 2006 with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science.

She is currently co-captain of the England team, who will face hosts Israel in the final tomorrow. England also won the competition in 2015.

Should England successfully defend their title, Lucy's 101st cap will accompany her fourth medal at a major championship. She also represented England in Women’s Rugby 7s whilst at Loughborough.

Speaking before the semi-final, England Women’s Head Coach Phil Collier said: “Lucy Lynch is the kind of player that every coach would love to have in their team.

“She is 100% committed to the cause and completely professional in her approach to preparation for training and games.

“She sets high standards for herself and her teammates and is willing to play whatever role is required to help the team to be better.

“On the field she consistently performs at a high level, bringing speed and agility, together with mental toughness and a real competitive edge; attributes very much needed by top class midfielders in today’s game.

“As she approaches her 100th cap for England, becoming the first player to achieve that landmark, she represents her country with pride and is a great role model for all aspiring young England players.”

Congratulations to Lucy on her achievement and we wish her the best of luck in the final.

Photo Credit: England Lacrosse

 

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