(Courtesy of judolphins.com)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – First the Australia Under-19 National Team and now the 2015 World Team. Ashtyn Hiron, a rising sophomore on the Jacksonville University women's lacrosse team, has had quite the summer. During the closing ceremonies of the Women's World Lacrosse Championship (WWLC), where she represented her home country of Australia, Hiron received yet another international distinction when she was named to the 2015 World Team.
The games took place in Edinburgh Scotland and had over 30 countries in competition. Canada defeated the United States, 9-8, to earn the gold medal while England took home the bronze medal by defeating Hiron and the Australians by a score of 10-9.
Evident in Australia's 19-3 victory over Wales where she tallied four goals and three assists, Hiron was a forced to be reckoned with throughout the WWLC. She finished the tournament with 13 goals, seven assists, nine draw controls and seven ground balls.
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men's and women's lacrosse. The FIL currently has 52 member nations and holds five World Championships (women's and men's field, women's and men's U19 field and men's indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports' development throughout the world.
U19 Women's 2015 World Team:
Erica Evans • #11 • Canada
Ashtyn Hiron • #10 • Australia
Miranda Ibello • #8 • USA
Theodora Kwas • #14 • Australia
Rebecca Lane • #3 • Australia
Selena Lasota • #2 • Canada
Nikki Ortega • #2 • USA
Lindsey Ronbeck • #12 • USA
Amelia Ruiz • #20 • England
Lydia Sutton • # 16 • Canada
Francesca Whitehurst • #24 • USA
Olivia Wimpenny • #11 • England