At the 2022 World Lacrosse Women's Championship, you can find more Tar Heels rostered on Team USA than any other collegiate program. The championship is being held in Towson, Md. with a record 30 nations represented.
Team USA is led by UNC women’s lacrosse head coach Jenny Levy, who is joined by six Tar Heels on the 18-player roster.
Those six players are midfielder Emily Parros (‘13), attacker Molly Hendrick (‘17), goalie Caylee Waters (‘17), midfielder Marie McCool (‘18), defender Emma Trenchard (‘22) and midfielder Ally Mastroianni (‘21).
Aside from Team USA, current UNC defenders Brooklyn Walker-Welch and Emily Nalls are representing Canada and England, respectively.
With the talents of 2022 national champions Trenchard and Mastroianni alongside four other talented Tar Heel alums, UNC is well represented on a star-studded national team that has its sights set on yet another World Cup.
This highly-decorated United States team moved through pool play with ease this past week thanks to wins over Canada, Scotland, Australia and England.
On June 29, the U.S. faced Canada in what proved to be its toughest matchup of the championship so far. Team USA downed Canada 16-11 behind seven combined goals from Boston College alums Charlotte North and Sam Apuzzo, as well as a hat trick from former Tar Heel McCool.
In this matchup, neither Trenchard nor Mastroianni started, as both players had more understated roles. Trenchard picked up two ground balls and caused one turnover. Mastroianni had one assist, one shot and two draw controls.
In the team's following pool games, however, these two Tar Heels stepped into the spotlight.