Ann Kitt Carpenetti, Vice President for Lacrosse Operations at US Lacrosse, was one of four individuals honored for their distinguished service with the World Lacrosse Development Award.

Carpenetti will be recognized at halftime of tomorrow’s gold medal game between the United States and Canada at the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship game in Peterborough, Ontrario along with Belgium’s Seraphine Aelterman, Canada’s Wendy Cuthbert and Japan’s Sachiko Goto.

Presented annually by World Lacrosse, the Development Award is given to individuals who have provided outstanding service in promoting the sport of lacrosse around the world.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team of US Lacrosse for more than 15 years, Ann Kitt Carpenetti has helped design and deliver education programs, training opportunities and competitions that have been of direct benefit to players at every level of the game.

Carpenetti oversees development and management of US Lacrosse’s national sport development initiatives, grassroots programming and granting initiatives, team/league assistance, inclusion programming, national standards and education programs, health and safety efforts and the National Team program.

Prior to her current role, Carpenetti served as Managing Director of Games Administration and Women’s Division Director for US Lacrosse. She also has move than 10 years of playing, officiating and coaching experience in girls and women’s lacrosse at the youth, scholastic and collegiate club levels in the U.S.

In addition to her work with US Lacrosse, Carpenetti also serves on the Board of the newly-created Pan American Lacrosse Association (PALA) as Technical Director.