Three members of the University of Louisville women’s lacrosse team advanced through to Canada’s 2013 Senior Women’s National Team Final-50 Selection Camp for an opportunity to compete at the 2013 World Cup.
In a tryout that consisted of nearly 100 people, assistant coach Crysti Foote, redshirt senior Janaye Dzikewich and incoming freshman Kaylin Morissette were among the group of 50 to advance to the next round of tryouts that will take place July 12-15 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, the site of the 2013 World Cup. The four-day schedule consists of training and is followed by the North American Challenge Cup on July 13-15 that features an intrasquad scrimmage as well as Canada facing the U.S. National Team and the Haudenosaunee National Team.
Under the watch of the squad’s head coach Alexis Venechanos and assistants Susan Stewart, Alex Kahoe and Michele Uhlfelder, the team will be trimmed to 18 players (16 field players and two goalies), with 3-4 alternatives following the second-round tryouts.
Foote will be entering her second season with the Cardinals after spending one season in the same role at her alma mater, Notre Dame. A highly decorate student-athlete, Foote was a two-time All-American, four-time all-region selection, garnered BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year once and was a three-time all-BIG EAST honoree. In 2006, the same season she was named the IWLCA’s Attack Player of the Year, Foote was one of five Tewaaraton Trophy Finalists, an award presented to the top male and female collegiate lacrosse players in the country. Dzikewich has appeared in 34 games for the Cardinals and has been a stalwart on the team’s backline, including this past season, as she ranked second on the team in ground balls (35) and caused turnovers (21). Morissette, a Bowmanville, Ontario, native, will join the team in the fall of 2012 following a stellar career at Bowmanville High.