World Cup History

Year Location Champion Runner-Up Score
1982 Nottingham, England United States Australia 10-7 (OT)
1986 Swarthmore, Pa. Australia United States 10-7
1989 Perth, Australia United States England 6-5
1993 Edinburgh, Scotland United States England 4-1
1997 Edogawa, Japan United States Australia 3-2 (OT)
2001 High Wycombe, England United States Australia 14-8
2005 Annapolis, Md. Australia United States 14-7
2009 Prague, Czech Republic United States Australia 8-7
2013 Oshawa, Canada United States Canada 19-5

The International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) sanctioned World Cup events in 1982, 1986, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2005. The IFWLA merged with the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) in 2008 to form the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), thus unifying men’s and women’s international play under the scope of one organization. The first sanctioned FIL World Cup was in 2009.

Team USA History

The United States Women’s Lacrosse Association was established in 1931, and the first U.S. team was selected in 1933. In 1935, the U.S. sent a team to England for a tour. The sport continued to grow over the decades, with several U.S. teams traveling to both England and Australia for exhibition tours. The growth of women’s lacrosse accelerated in the 1970s with the formation of the IFWLA.

The IFWLA hosted its first world championship event in 1982. Since that time, the United States has been the most successful country on the international stage. The U.S. has won seven of the nine World Cups contested and finished as the runner-up at the other two championships.

US Lacrosse coordinates all aspects of the U.S. Women's National Team program.

Team USA Individual Records

Records prior to 2001 are incomplete. Records from previous years are listed when available. Updated July 26, 2013.

Goals

8 • Katie Rowan vs. Canada, 2013 (gold medal game)
7 • Karen Yohannan vs. Scotland, 1989
6 • Katrina Dowd vs. Australia, 2013
6 • Lindsey Munday vs. Japan, 2009
6 • Quinn Carney vs. Canada, 2005
5 • accomplished 9 times, most recently by Danielle Etrasco vs. Haudenosaunee, 2013

Assists

7 • Lindsey Munday vs. Ireland, 2009
6 • Danielle Gallagher vs. Czech Republic, 2005
5 • Katie Rowan vs. England, 2009 (semifinal game)
5 • Katie Rowan vs. Haudenosaunee, 2013
5 • Katie Rowan vs. Ireland, 2009
5 • Lindsey Munday vs. Japan, 2009
5 • Kelly Amonte Hiller vs. Wales, 2001
5 • Quinn Carney vs. Canada, 2001
5 • Danielle Gallagher vs. Canada, 2001
5 • Kelly Amonte Hiller vs. Canada, 2001

Points

11 • Lindsey Munday vs. Japan, 2009
10 • Katie Rowan vs. Canada, 2013 (gold medal game)
9 • Lindsey Munday vs. Ireland, 2009
9 • Kelly Amonte Hiller vs. Wales, 2001
8 • Katie Rowan vs. England, 2009 (semifinal game)
8 • Katie Rowan vs. Ireland, 2009
7 • accomplished 12 times, most recently by Katrina Dowd vs. Australia, 2013

Saves

11 • Sue Heether vs. Australia, 1997 (championship game)
9 • Jess Wilk vs. Australia, 2005 (pool play game)
8 • Devon Wills vs. Australia, 2009 (championship game)
8 • Jess Wilk vs. England, 1993

Goals

26 • Katrina Dowd, 2013
24 • Quinn Carney, 2005
20 • Lauren Aumiller, 2005
19 • Katie Rowan, 2013
19 • Caroline Cryer, 2009
17 • Danielle Etrasco, 2013
17 • Kristen Kjellman, 2009
16 • Lindsey Munday, 2009
14 • Sarah Albrecht, 2009
14 • Kathleen Geiger, 1993

Assists

20 • Lindsey Munday, 2009
20 • Katie Rowan, 2009
15 • Katie Rowan, 2013
15 • Danielle Gallagher, 2005
15 • Kelly Amonte Hiller, 2001
14 • Lindsey Munday, 2013
12 • Caroline Cryer, 2009
11 • Crista Samaras, 2005
10 • Katrina Dowd, 2013
10 • Gail Cummings-Danson, 1993

Points

37 • Lindsey Munday, 2009
36 • Katrina Dowd, 2013
34 • Katie Rowan, 2013
33 • Katie Rowan, 2009
31 • Caroline Cryer, 2009
29 • Quinn Carney, 2005
28 • Kelly Amonte Hiller, 2001
23 • Lindsey Munday, 2013
23 • Kristen Kjellman, 2009
23 • Crista Samaras, 2005

Saves

50 • Heather Dow, 1989
42 • Sue Heether, 1997
27 • Devon Wills, 2009
26 • Jess Wilk, 2005
20 • Chris Lindsey, 2005
15 • Jess Wilk, 2001

Save Percentage

82.0 • Heather Dow, 1989 (50 saves, 11 GA)
79.2 • Sue Heether, 1997 (42 saves, 11 GA)
71.4 • Jess Wilk, 1993 (15 saves, 6 GA)
70.0 • Jess Wilk, 1997 (14 saves, 6 GA)
60.0 • Jess Wilk, 2001 (15 saves, 10 GA)
55.6 • Chris Lindsey, 2005 (20 saves, 16 GA)

Goals Against Average

2.06 • Jess Wilk, 1993 (175 min, 6 GA)
2.38 • Sue Heether, 1993 (126 min, 5 GA)
2.57 • Heather Dow, 1989 (257 min, 11 GA)
3.14 • Sue Heether, 1997 (210 min, 11 GA)
3.33 • Jess Wilk, 2001 (180 min, 10 GA)
3.67 • Sue Heether, 2001 (180 min, 11 GA)
3.67 • Jess Wilk, 1997 (98 min, 6 GA)
4.15 • Chris Lindsey, 2005 (231 min, 16 GA)
4.75 • Megan Huether, 2013 (202 min, 16 GA)
4.95 • Devon Wills, 2013 (218 min, 18 GA)
6.04 • Jess Wilk, 2005 (248 min, 25 GA)

Goals

37 • Quinn Carney (2001, 2005)
35 • Kelly Amonte Hiller (1997, 2001, 2005)
33 • Kathleen Geiger (1989, 1993, 1997)
32 • Katie Rowan (2009, 2013)
32 • Danielle Gallagher (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
26 • Katrina Dowd (2013)
26 • Lindsey Munday (2009, 2013)
26 • Cherie Greer (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
22 • Sarah Albrecht (2009, 2013)
22 • Crista Samaras (2001, 2005)

Assists

35 • Katie Rowan (2009, 2013)
34 • Lindsey Munday (2009, 2013)
32 • Kelly Amonte Hiller (1997, 2001, 2005)
32 • Danielle Gallagher (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
16 • Crista Samaras (2001, 2005)
16 • Betsy Dougherty (1986, 1989, 1993)
12 • Caroline Cryer (2009)
12 • Quinn Carney (2001, 2005)
12 • Amanda O’Leary (1989, 1993)

Points

67 • Katie Rowan (2009, 2013)
67 • Kelly Amonte Hiller (1997, 2001, 2005)
64 • Danielle Gallagher (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
60 • Lindsey Munday (2009, 2013)
49 • Quinn Carney (2001, 2005)
44 • Kathleen Geiger (1989, 1993, 1997)
38 • Crista Samaras (2001, 2005)
37 • Cherie Greer (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
36 • Katrina Dowd (2013)
34 • Betsy Dougherty (1986, 1989, 1993)

Saves

70 • Jess Wilk (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
53 • Sue Heether (1993, 1997, 2001)
50 • Heather Dow (1989)

Save Percentage

82.0 • Heather Dow (1989)
67.7 • Jess Wilk (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
66.2 • Sue Heether (1993, 1997, 2001)

Goals Against Average

2.57 • Heather Dow (1989)
2.78 • Jess Wilk (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
3.14 • Sue Heether (1993, 1997, 2001)

U.S. Women’s National Team in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Induction Year Name World Cup Teams
2015 Julie Hull Elicker 1986, 1982
2015 Sarah Nelson 2005, 2001, 1997
2015 Maggie Vaughan 1997, 1993
2014 Erin Brown Millon 2001, 1997
2014 Michele Uhlfelder 2001, 1997
2013 Quinn Carney Burke 2005, 2001
2013 Michelle DeJulius 2009
2013 Sue Heether 2001, 1997, 1993
2013 Tracy Stumpf 1989
2012 Kelly Amonte-Hiller 2005, 2001, 1997
2011 Traci Davis 1986
2011 Sandra Lanahan Zvosec 1986, 1982
2010 Francesca S. DenHartog 1989, 1986, 1982
2010 Mary McCarthy Stefano 1993, 1989
2010 Bonnie Rosen 2005, 2001, 1997
2009 Cherie Greer Brown 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993
2009 Jess Wilk Strosberg 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993
2007 Susan K. Kidder 1982
2007 Gail Cummings-Danson 1993
2006 Danielle Gallagher 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993
2006 Sandy Bryan Weatherall 1989, 1986, 1982
2006 Jo Ann "Josie" Harper (coach) 1986, 1982
2005 Amanda Moore O'Leary 1993, 1989
2004 Jane Barbieri 1982
2004 Barb Jordan 1986
2003 Jane Miller (coach) 1986
2002 Julie R. Williams 1993, 1989
2002 Heather C. Dow 1989, 1986
2002 Sandra Kay Hoody 1986, 1982
2001 Karen Emas Borbee 1989
2001 Kathleen Geiger 1997, 1993, 1989
2000 Susan Delaney-Scheetz (coach) 1986
2000 Betsy Williams Dougherty 1993, 1989, 1986
1999 Dee Fichter Cross 1989, 1986
1999 Sue Day Stahl (coach) 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993, 1989
1998 Candace Finn Rocha 1986, 1982
1993 Jacquelin Pitts (coach) 1982