Fifield Into Next Round of Team Canada Tryouts
Sept. 12, 2016
MILWAUKEE - Marquette women's lacrosse assistant coach Caitlin Fifield has advanced through the first round of cuts for the Canadian senior women's lacrosse team. The first selection camp was held over four days in late-August. A total of 80 players were invited and Fifield was one of 41 remaining at the end of the tryout.
The second-year assistant for the Blue and Gold had an impressive career as an attacker at Richmond where she finished fourth in school history with 174 goals, seventh in assists with 55 and third all-time in points scored with 229. She was a member of the Canadian National Team back in 2009 and earned a Top 34 roster spot in the summer of 2012.
"It's an honor to compete at the international level against some of the best talent in the sport and I'm thrilled to have made it this far," Fifield said. "I'm going to keep working hard and I look forward to competing in the next round. The goal is to compete for Team Canada at the World Championships next summer."
The next round of tryouts will take place Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 6-9, and will culminate with the annual Team USA Fall Classic, which will be played at Tierney Field at the US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.
A series of games will be played featuring Team Canada taking on Team Australia on Saturday, followed by a match-up against Team USA on Sunday.
"Caitlin having the opportunity to compete for Team Canada is awesome," Marquette head coach Meredith Black said. "She's such a hard worker and I know that she's going to give it everything she has. As a competitor, she's relishing this opportunity and no matter what happens, she's going to benefit from this. As a coach, she's setting a great example for our players and our entire team is pulling for her."
A final roster size of 18 players will be determined as Team Canada prepares for the FIL World Cup to be held in London, England in July 2017. Team Canada captured the silver during the 2013 World Cup, which it hosted.
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