Lindsey Munday was elected team captain of the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team by the 24-player traveling team that will face Canada and the Haudenosaunee in this weekend’s North American Challenge Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
“It’s a huge honor. I’m so fortunate to be a part of this team. I think everyone feels that. We’re all so lucky to represent our country, and it’s crazy surprising that I was voted [captain],”Munday said.
Munday is currently coach at the University of Southern California in addition to her role with Team USA. As a college player, she was a two-time NCAA champion at Northwestern in 2005 and 2006 and a Tewaaraton finalist in the same years. Munday holds the Wildcats’ career assists record (128), and served as an assistant at her alma mater between 2007 and 2010, during which time Northwestern won three more NCAA championships.
“Lindsey’s a great player and a great leader, which makes for a terrific captain. DJ’s a tough act to follow, but Lindsey’s more than up to the task,” Team USA coach Ricky Fried said.
DeJuliis presented Munday with an official captain’s armband, which Munday jokingly tried to fit over the cast that currently encases her left wrist. Munday broke her wrist during an unlucky fall while training for the North American Challenge Cup, but even without her dominant hand, she still made her presence known well enough that her teammates chose her as their leader.