Alice Mercer and Alyssa Parker, former teammates who now represent the United States on national teams in their respective sports, will host a live discussion on the value of multi-sport participation on the US Lacrosse Instagram channel on Monday, July 20 at 2 p.m. (Eastern). Multi-sport participation is one of the six core values of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model.

Mercer has been a member of the U.S. women’s national team in lacrosse since 2014 and helped the United States win gold at the World Lacrosse championship in Guildford, England and at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland in the summer of 2017. She was the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association National Defender of the Year in 2016 and a three-time All-American while starring at the University of Maryland. She also plays for the Fight in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League and is the head girls’ lacrosse coach at Holy Child in Potomac, Md.

Parker joined the U.S. senior team for USA Field Hockey in 2016 after previously playing on the U.S. U19 team. Parker has represented the U.S. in the FIH Pro League the last two years and was a two-time all-region selection at the University of Maryland, helping the Terps to a national title as a senior in 2015.

Mercer and Parker each played basketball, field hockey and lacrosse in high school before concentrating on their chosen sports at Maryland. They were AAU basketball teammates in elementary and middle school, playing for the Maryland Storm.

The US Lacrosse Instagram channel has more than 176,000 followers and can be accessed here.

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