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Grand Valley State sophomore Devine (Middle Country) named to Irish National team

Monday, 25th February 2013

Categories Girl's/Women's, International  
 

LIlacrosseNews.com, Posted 2/25/13
From Press Release

Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse sophomore Victoria Devine (Centereach/Middle Country) earned a spot on the 2013 Irish Women’s National team that will compete in the Women’s World Lacrosse Championship this summer in Oshawa, Ontario.

Victoria Devine

Victoria Devine

“I am honored and excited to represent my heritage and Grand Valley State in the World Cup this summer,” said Devine. “I am thankful for the support from my family, coaches and teammates. If it wasn’t for playing with the women’s lacrosse team at GVSU, I may have never built the confidence to try out.”

Devine joins 10 players that return from the 2012 European Championship squad. Head coach of the 2012 NCAA Division II National Champion LIU Post squad (formerly CW Post), Meghan McNamara will head the team. She has also served as Ireland’s Assistant Coach at the 2008 European Championships and 2009 World Cup.

The sophomore attack traveled to Dublin, Ireland in October to try out for the team and is one of two Americans on the squad. Devine was eligible to try out because her grandmother was born in Ireland, which allowed her to become a dual citizen, and it is necessary to have citizenship to try out for the team.

Devine led the Lakers in scoring in their first season of varsity competition. She had 37 goals and six assists for 43 points. The Centereach, N.Y. native was 10-for-27 on free-position attempts, had 21 ground balls, 14 draw controls and 13 caused turnovers. Devine also started all 17 games as a true freshman.

The 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup begins on July 11, 2013 in Oshawa, Ontario at the Civic Recreation Centre. For more information on the world cup visit www.2013worldlacrosse.com or follow @2013worldlax on Twitter.

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READERS COMMENTS (2)

  1. Kathy Cirone says:

    Congratulations Tori. We are all very proud of you!!! Too bad your HS coach didn’t see what we saw. Some coaches are blinded and play only their favorite players, missing the opportunity to let other players mature into better players; which can only help their team. This seems to be a trend almost everywhere!! Too bad because many players do not reach their full potential.

  2. Susan Ortega says:

    Congratulations Tori! That is fantastic. Its wonderful to see kids from Middle Country achieving great things!! Good Luck and Go Irish!!




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