McMahon selected for US Lacrosse Women’s U19 team

The rising sophomore will represent America at the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 Championship in August.

Michaela McMahon of the women's lacrosse runs up the field holding her stick.

US Lacrosse has selected rising sophomore Michaela McMahon for its U.S. Women’s U19 team, which will represent the United States at the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 Championship in Ontario, Canada, in August.

Twenty-four players took part in a training camp for the U.S. U19 team earlier this month at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.

Head Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller and staff recently made the final cuts to trim the roster to 18, and McMahon was named to the final roster. 

Hailing from Bardonia, New York, McMahon, a midfielder on the women’s lacrosse team, helped the 12-6 Quakers advance to the Ivy League Tournament championship game and their 13th-consecutive NCAA Tournament. She was fifth on the team in goals and points, with 22 and 25 respectively. She started 11 of the team’s 18 games and scored at least once in 14 of Penn’s 18 contests. She also scooped up 20 ground balls and caused 8 turnovers. The Ivy League recognized her as an All-Ivy honorable mention.

Held every four years, the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 Championship runs from Aug. 1-10. America plays its first game on Aug. 2 against Australia.

The U.S. has won four of the six previous championships (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011), while Australia (1995) and Canada (2015) have each won once.