2018 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament
Thursday Dec 28, 2017
The 2018 ALA Southern Crosse Tournament (SXT) will be held in Melbourne from the 3rd to the 7th January!
2019 Australian U19 Women's Co-Head Coach Appointment
Sunday Dec 17, 2017
ALA is very pleased to announce Jen Adams & Stacey Morlang as Co-Head Coaches of the 2019 U19 Australian Women's Team.
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2019 FIL U19 Women's Lacrosse World Championship          Peterborough Ontario Canada, Thursday 1st - Saturday 10th August 2019.

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Welcome to the home of the 2019 U19 Australian Women's Team. Here you will find related news, events and information about the team and events.


Updated; Friday 1 June 2018 (45)

Congratulations to the following Squad Members, selected from the May State Based Camps.

1 1 Darcy Beckett SA
2 2 Brodie Borovnik SA
3 3 Amy Butterfield SA
4 4 Jesse Froud SA
5 5 Hannah Gough  SA
6 6 Sarah Haines SA
7 7 Dana  Johnston SA
8 8 Tayla  Mangan  SA
9 9 Kelly McDonald SA
10 10 Jessica Morrison SA
11 11 Anastasia Ritchie SA
12 12 Eloise Rowe SA
13 13 Tyshia Skuse SA
14 14 Sophie Stone-Wigg SA
15 15 Abby Thorne SA
16 16 Taylah Voysey SA
17 17 Zephyr Williams SA
18 18 Indyah Williams SA
19 1 Ruby Barnes VIC
20 2 Taylah Comeadow VIC
21 3 Emma Davie VIC
22 4 Sarah Davie VIC
23 5 Molly Dunham VIC
24 6 Alannah Hibbard VIC
25 7 Saskia Hollenkamp VIC
26 8 Jemma Hunter VIC
27 9 Georgia Latch VIC
28 10 Isabella Murphy VIC
29 11 Abbey O'Mahony VIC
30 12 Zo-Ellen Stannus VIC
31 13 Elisha Walker VIC
32 14 Jane White VIC
33 15 Bonnie Yu VIC
34 1 Libby Blair WA
35 2 Kate Churchward WA
36 3 Madison Copeland WA
37 4 Bailey Eastman WA
38 5 Baillie-Rose Keenan WA
39 6 Ocea Leavy  WA
40 7 Shannon Mitchell WA
41 8 Erin Mitchell WA
42 9 Rhiannon Panting WA
43 10 Chloe Tatlow WA
44 11 Emily Wills WA
45 12 Olivia Wills WA

Squad Members must remain financial to their Club and State Association at all times.

Squad Members not residing in Australia must remain financial, directly to ALA.

Squad Members not complying, will be suspended from Squad activities until rectified.


Friday 11 May 2018

ALA together with Co-Head Coaches Jen Adams & Stacey Morlang, is pleased to announce the appointments of;

  • Strength & Conditioning Coach: Maura Rowland
  • Physiotherapist: Scott Smith

Maura is currently a Strength & Conditioning Coach at Loyola University and brings a wealth of knowlenge and experience to the program.

Scott follows the same position having served three previous Australian Women's Teams (U19 2011, Senior 2013 and U19 2015). Scott runs his own Practice and is heavily involved with high performance athletes.

Congratulations Maura and Scott. 


Team Personnel

  • Co-Head Coach: Jen Adams
  • Co-Head Coach: Stacey Morlang Sullivan 
  • Manager: Colleen Hunter 
  • Physiotherapist: Scott Smith
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach: Maura Rowland


ALA is very pleased to announce Colleen Hunter as Manager of the 2019 U19 Australian Women's Team. 

With a lifetime lacrosse career as a Player and Coach at Williamstown club, Victorian team and Australian team levels, Colleen has also held many Manager position’s of club and state teams, as well as an Assistant Manager position of the recent Australian Women’s team’s October 2016 USA Tour.

Colleen has also served Club Committee positions for many years as well as 2 years on the Lacrosse Victoria Board.

The 2019 U19 Australian Women’s Team will compete at the 2019 FIL U19 Women’s World Championship, to be held in Peterborough OT Canada, Thurs 1 – Sat 10 July 2019.

Congratulations Colleen Hunter.

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Co-Head Coach  Appointment

Jen & Stacey Photo In Uniforms (2) Jen & Stacey Photos Tees (2)

ALA is very pleased to announce Jen Adams & Stacey Morlang as Co-Head Coaches of the 2019 U19 Australian Women's Team. 

Both had outstanding playing careers for Australia and NCAA Div 1 with the University of Maryland (Jen) and Loyola University (Stacey). 

Jen served as Assistant Coach of the past two U19 Australian Women's Teams (2011 & 2015) and is currently in her 9th year as Head Coach of Loyola University, with the previous 5 years including 2 years as Associate Head Coach at the University of Maryland and 3 years as Assistant Coach at the University of Denver. Most recently, Jen was appointed Commissioner of the Women's Professional Lacrosse League WPLL.

Stacey served 4 years as Assistant Coach at Loyola University 2002 - 2005 before returning home. Coaching positions over the past 10 years include several Victorian Teams, Newport State League and State Based Coach positions of both U19 and Senior Australian Women's Teams. 

With Jen based in the USA and returning for Squad preparation and Stacey Australian based, they make a formidable combination and have much to offer our young Australian athletes. 

The 2019 U19 Australian Women’s Team will compete at the 2019 FIL U19 Women’s World Championship, to be held in Peterborough OT Canada, Thurs 1 – Sat 10 July 2019.

 ALA Congratulates Jen Adams and Stacey Morlang.


2019 U19 women's Squad list 

Updated; Tues 20 February 2018 (89)

1 1 Indiana Bailey SA
2 2 Darcy Beckett SA
3 3 Brodie Borovnik SA
4 4 Adalia Brokensha SA
5 5 Jasmyn Brown SA
6 6 Amy Butterfield SA
7 7 Ashleigh Clark SA
8 8 Ilia Cross SA
9 9 Sarah Damin SA
10 10 Ella Drury SA
11 11 Katie Duffy SA
12 12 Eliza Fenton-Mair SA
13 13 Jesse Froud SA
14 14 Casey Goudie SA
15 15 Hannah Gough  SA
16 16 Kate  Green SA
17 17 Sarah Haines SA
18 18 Dana  Johnston SA
19 19 Hailey Jones SA
20 20 Isobel Larwood SA
21 21 Imogen Lesicar SA 
22 22 Jenna Malyschko SA
23 23 Tayla  Mangan  SA 
24 24 Simone  Marchesan SA 
25 25 Kelly McDonald SA
26 26 Aimee Moroney-Plouffe SA
27 27 Jessica Morrison SA
28 28 Oceane McGirvan SA
29 29 Jasmine Newmarch SA 
30 30 Tahlia   Pfitzner  SA
31 31 Anastasia Ritchie SA
32 32 Makayla Ritchie SA
33 33 Eloise Rowe SA
34 34 Aimee Rowland SA
35 35 Tyshia Skuse SA
36 36 Sophie Stone-Wigg SA
37 37 Lily Tanner SA
38 38 Abby Thorne SA
39 39 Taylah Voysey SA
40 40 Millisent Wilkin SA
41 41 Zephyr Williams SA
42 42 Indyah Williams SA
43 1 Ruby Barnes VIC
44 2 Laura Braakhuis VIC
45 3 Lucinda Brewer VIC
46 4 Olivia Coghlan VIC
47 5 Taylah Comeadow VIC
48 6 Paige Currie VIC
49 7 Emma Davie VIC
50 8 Sarah Davie VIC
51 9 Molly Dunham VIC
52 10 Alannah Hibbard VIC
53 11 Saskia Hollenkamp Vic
54 12 Claudia Inkster VIC
55 13 Isabella Krbaleski VIC
56 14 Anya Krbaleski VIC
57 15 Bethany  Krbaleksi VIC
58 16 Georgia Latch VIC
59 17 Lauren McMahon VIC
60 18 Ally McVeigh VIC
61 19 Isabella Murphy VIC
62 20 Abbey O'Mahony VIC
63 21 Nikala  Patsolaridis VIC
64 22 Rose Picking VIC
65 23 Zo-Ellen Stannus VIC
66 24 Jasmin Stout VIC
67 25 Shaylee Stringer  VIC
68 26 Jess Strudwick VIC
69 27 Elisha Walker VIC
70 28 Jane White VIC
71 29 Bonnie Yu VIC
72 1 Rebecca Adamson WA
73 2 Libby Blair WA
74 3 Kate Churchward WA
75 4 Madison Copeland WA
76 5 Brianna Curran-Turner WA
77 6 Demi Czynski WA
78 7 Bailey Eastman WA
79 8 Isla Frazer WA
80 9 Baillie-Rose Keenan WA
81 10 Skylar Leavy WA
82 11 Ocea Leavy  WA
83 12 Shannon Mitchell WA
84 13 Erin Mitchell WA
85 14 Rhiannon Panting WA
86 15 Apryl Richards WA
87 16 Chloe Tatlow WA
88 17 Emily Wills WA
89 18 Olivia Wills WA

U19 Australian Women’s Team Important Information

1. SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT –  Sat 26 Aug 2017 (from applications)

ALA is very pleased to receive a record number of U19 women’s squad applications.

This is reflective of recruitment and development work being done in all states and at club junior levels and the success of the U15 Nationals over several years.


U19 Squad Members will undertake a 4 month schedule of State Based Training, State Based Camps and January 2018 Full Squad Camp, with selection to take place at the end of January 2018.


Please see below for the 2019 U19 Women’s Squad List.

Congratulations to all athletes listed and all the best for the challenge ahead.

 4. 2017 ALA U15 NATIONALS

A number of U19 Squad Members will take part in the upcoming U15 Nationals, Sun 1 – Sat 7 Oct, to be held at Bayswater Lacrosse Club WA. All the best to U19 squad members competing as players; as well as a few taking part as coaches or umpires.



     Sat 21 & Sun 22 Oct                   Perth                                    

     Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct                   Melbourne

     Sat 4 & Sun 5 Nov                      Adelaide



     Sat 9 & Sun 10 Dec                    Melbourne

     Fri 15 & Sat 16 Dec                     Perth

     Sun 17 & Mon 18 Dec                 Adelaide             


JANUARY 2018 SQUAD CAMP #3 and ALA Southern Crosse Tournament

     Wed 3 – Sun 7 Jan                     Melbourne


Following the October 2017 State Based Camps, local sessions of State Based Training SBT sessions will be advised. This is expected to be two sessions per week;

- one session on the weekend and one mid week session.

Following the January 2018 Squad Camp, SBT sessions will recommence in late January/early February. The days and times of these sessions, will be arranged as required for each state based group.

From March 2018, SBT will be scheduled, both weekly and monthly, relevant to the domestic playing season and state team preparation for Nationals.


An email will follow in a few days for selection of Sizes and Colours.

8. SQUAD APPAREL & EQUIPMENT                                                                              

Squad Apparel Reversible Pinney

Squad t-shirt

Squad shorts

Players UA Honor stick, rail pocket, undeniable shaft

UA Goggles, Charge-2 titanium

GK’s       UA Headline stick.

SQUAD MEMBER APPLICATION, information, (posted Wed 19 July 2017) 

2019 U19 Australian Women’s Team


Welcome to the 2019 U19 Women’s Squad information. 

The introduction page will provide you with information and details required for submitting an applications and an overview of the program and what to expect.

The 2019 U19 Australian Women’s Team, will compete at the;

2019 FIL U19 Women’s World Championship, 

Peterborough Ontario Canada,

Thursday 1 – Saturday 10 August 2019.


On-Line Squad Member Applications should be submitted by,

Due Date: Wednesday 9 August 2017



Required documents (photos or scans) should be submitted via email by;

Due Date: Wednesday 9 August 2017

APPLICATION & SQUAD FEE $500 (an application fee amount of $150 is non refundable) 

FUNDRAISING T-SHIRTS (10) FEE $200 (each Squad Member will receive 10 fundraising t-shirts, to be sold for $20 each, to recover $200)   


Payment of the Application/Squad Fee and Fundraising T-shirt Fee, TOTAL $700, 

is required by;

Due Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017

EFT and over the counter payments must include the applicants;


First Name


BANK:                          Commonwealth                                                                                                            

ACCOUNT NAME:       Women’s U19                                                    

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1024 4889                                                                                                                                                        

BSB NUMBER:            065 114

Note: Applications will not be official, until ID documents and payment of $700 is received.



The Squad Fee covers the following;

August - October State Based Training SBT sessions and Strength & Conditioning sessions

October SBT weekend camp - Perth, Ade, Melb.

Squad Apparel Reversible Pinney

Squad t-shirt

Squad shorts

Squad Equipment UA Honor stick

UA Goggles


The 2019 U19 Women’s Squad List will be posted on the ALA web site; www.lacrosse.com.au and U19 Australian Women’s Team Facebook page on;

Saturday 26 August 2017


Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Please email your request for a late application and reason the application is late, to; paul.mollison@lacrosse.com.au   


There will be a cost to each Squad member for the December 2017 Squad Camp and all ongoing Camps. The cost of camps will also include the expenses of running State Based Training SBT sessions between Camps. 

Please Note: At times, there may be an additional cost for entry to sessions at commercial gyms. 

The cost of Squad Camps will be advised as early as possible and all effort will be made to keep costs as low as possible.

The expected Camp costs are between $400 - $600 per Camp

If you require further information or detail, please email to; 




The 2019 U19 Australian Women’s Team Program is aimed to provide all squad members with the best possible experience of lacrosse learning and athlete education, in a cost effective format.  

In line with the ALA High Performance Program Policy HPPP, 


the U19 program is conducted under the principles of;

User Pays

Self Funded

Cost Equalisation


Areas of focus include;

Athlete Development 

Athlete Education

Skill Development

Games Sense & Team Principles

Competition Opportunities


Squad Members must have and maintain a current email address. 

Changes of email address’s must be notified to ALA Director of HP and Team Personnel (HC, Manager etc).

Parent/s will be copied on all emails to U19 Squad Members; from ALA and Team Personnel (HC, Manager etc). 


Preparation will consist of a schedule of State Based Training (SBT) sessions and Squad Camps.

Squad Camps will be located for cost effectiveness and aligned to competition opportunities. 

Squad Camps will include billeting accommodation for visiting Squad Members with locally based Squad Members. 


Squad training will commence with State Based Training SBT sessions and will consist of a one day session, for delivery of;

Aug/Sept 2017

Physical Assessment, Functional Movement Screening

Fitness Testing

Introduction to Core Strength Development

Strength & Conditioning Programs

Ongoing State Based Training SBT sessions will include;

Fitness Testing

Strength & Conditioning programs - revised

Nutrition & Hydration education

Anti-Doping education

Skills, Game Sense Drills and Competition

SQUAD CAMPS (between 2 - 6 days per camp)

Squad Camps will be held;

Month                   Camp                                      Location

October 2017        #1 State Based, 2 days          Per, Melb, Ade.

December 2017    #2 State Based, 2 days           Mel, Per, Ade.

January 2018        #3 Full Squad, 5 days             Melbourne

March 2018          #4 State Based, 2 days           Mel, Per, Ade.

Mar / Apr 2018     #5 Full Squad, Easter, 4 days  Adelaide

October 2018        #6 Full Squad, 5 days             TBC 

December 2018    #7 Full Squad, 4 days              TBC

January 2019        #8 Full Squad, 5 days              TBC

Some of these camps will be aligned to Nationals and other competition opportunities.


Following the October 2017 State Based Camps, State Based Training SBT sessions will be advised. 

Following the January 2018 Squad Camp, SBT sessions will recommence in late January/early February. The days and times of these sessions, will be arranged as required for each state based group.

From March 2018, SBT will be scheduled, both weekly and monthly, relevant to the domestic playing season and state team preparation for Nationals.


To be eligible for 2019 U19 Australian Women’s Team you must satisfy the following requirements: 

1. U19 as at 31 August 2018       (must be 18 years or under on 31 Aug 2018) 

2.  Australian Passport Holder; or 

3.  Meet the criteria for a Non Passport Holder. (see HPPP 4.1 ALA Eligibility, below)

4.  Minimum Age Must be 15 years of age as at 31 July 2019     (the day before the competition)

(FIL U19 women, minimum age eligibility) 

5. Must be a Registered and Financial Member of ALA or an affiliated association (LWA, LSA. LVic, QLA, NSWL, LTas)

6. Agree to requirements of the ALA Player Agreement. Players must agree to comply with the ALA High Performance Program Policy HPPP, ALA Code of Conduct, ALA Member Protection Policy MPP and ALA Anti-Doping Policy ADP (as covered under ASADA and WADA policy/s).

7. Must complete the On-line Application, with payment of the applicable Fee. 

8. Overseas Residents, please refer to the following; 

ALA High Performance Program Policy, 4.1 ALA Eligibility


4.1 ALA Eligibility and Nationality – Australian Squad/Team – Men and Women

4.1.1 Players residing in Australia, must; 

be a registered financial member of an ALA Member Association/Club.

Players residing/studying overseas must; 

be a registered financial member of ALA, either with a Member Association/Club or directly with ALA.

4.1.2 A player must be a Passport Holder, or be eligible as a Non-Passport Holder. A ‘Passport’ Holder’ is defined as a person holding an Australian passport as obtained by birth or by naturalisation and who has fulfilled the conditions of eligibility according to the internal regulations of ALA. A ‘Non-Passport Holder’ is defined as a player who, in addition to fulfilling the conditions of eligibility of the internal regulations of ALA, meets at least one (1) of the conditions below:

a) Parents: One or both birth parents, adoptive parents or step-parents born in Australia.

b) Grandparents: One or more birth or adoptive grandparents born in Australia. 

  Note: Step-Grand Parents are not acceptable as a condition of eligibility. 

c) Marriage: Partner/spouse being a passport holder of Australia, with the qualification that the couple must be resident in Australia. 

Guidance: i) In the event of death of the partner /spouse this would not prevent the Individual from qualifying by this criterion.

ii) Divorce from the partner /spouse would disqualify the individual from qualifying by this criterion.

  iii) This criterion relates to a marriage or partnership which has been validated by a jurisdiction in Australia.

d) Residence: Minimum of a two-year residency period in Australia within the last five (5) years is required. (see FIL Eligibility 4.5 for proof of residency).

Guidance:  This does not necessarily have to be a continuous period but a cumulative total period of two (2) years over the previous five (5) years.

4.1.3 Age Requirements – Women

To be eligible to play in a FIL World Event, a player must be at least 15 years of age as of the day prior to start of the event (Opening Ceremony). 

  For FIL U19 World Events, players must be 18 years of age or younger on 31 August in the year prior to the World Championship. 

Note: A player may turn 19 years of age on or after 1 September of the year prior to the U19 World Championship. 

4.1.5 FIL International Transfer Card (ITC) - FIL Women’s Events

For players transferring from one FIL Member country to another, an ITC must be submitted and approved by FIL.

  (the International Transfer Form is available in word format from FIL web site)


4.1.6 For FIL events, a player must also -

Be eligible for FIL events, (see FIL Eligibility Policy). 

Including, eligible by age for aged events (see FIL Eligibility Policy); 

Women  http://filacrosse.com/wp-content/themes/sportedge/downloads/WC-PlayerEligibilityCriteria_July-2016.pdf 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - emailed to ALA to complete your Application

The following identification documents and information, must be in front of you, in order to complete yourOn-Line application. Eg. Passport, Medicare Card 

You must have all of these with you to complete the information required, before you can progress to the next Page.

If you come to a question during the On-Line Application and you do not have the required information to enter, you will not be able to continue the application and will have to start all over again. 

  1. Parent / Legal Guardian 

One of your Parents or your Legal Guardian, must be with you to complete the, Parent / Legal Guardian Consent, for your application. 

  1. 2. Passport 

If you do not have a Passport, you will require your Birth Certificate or Extract.

Take a close up photo, or scan and email to; 


  1. 3. Photo ID: Drivers License, or Learners Permit, or School ID. Please take a close up photo, or scan and email to;  paul.mollison@lacrosse.com.au

  1. 4. Medicare Card: Please take a close up photo, or scan and email to;                                      paul.mollison@lacrosse.com.au

  1. 5. Private Health Insurance Card: Please take a close up photo, or scan and email to;                                                 paul.mollison@lacrosse.com.au


All U19 squad member applications, must have the consent of a parent / legal guardian.

In addition, Parents / Legal Guardians must also agree to abide by the; Parent/Guardian - Code of Behaviour, with regard to conduct during any activity of the 2019 U19 Australian Women’s Team program.

Parent/Guardian - Code of Behaviour

1. If your child shows interest to develop as a high performance athlete for selection in a U19 Australian Team, encourage them to participate in this squad. 

  However, if your child is not willing to participate in high performance training, do not force them. Remember, children are involved in organised activity for their enjoyment, not yours. 

2. Focus upon your child’s efforts and performance rather than the overall comparisons of other squad members. 

  This will help your child to establish realistic goals related to her ability, by reducing the emphasis of selection in the final U19 team. 

3. Reinforce to your child, that an honest effort is as important as a victory, so the result of each squad selection point is accepted without undue disappointment. 

4. Encourage your child to always play according to the rules. 

5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game. 

6. Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud good play of all players. 

7. If you disagree with a coach or referee, raise the issue through the appropriate channel, rather than question their judgement and honesty in public. 

8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.

9. Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer administrators, coaches and referees. They give up their time and resources to provide high performance training opportunities for players and deserve your support. 

10. Be a model of good sports behaviour for children to copy. 

11. Be courteous in communication with administrators, coaches, players and referees. Teach children to do likewise. 

12. Do not interfere with the progress and/or conduct of a game.

13. Refrain from gossip and rumour as this behaviour can be extremely damaging to squad/team harmony and morale.


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