Towson, MD—Head Coach Scott Teeter announced last night the four women who will serve as captains for the duration of the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship. They are attacker Dana Dobbie, midfielder Erica Evans, and defense Lydia Sutton and Emily Boissonneault.
“We have a team of 20 leaders. But unfortunately, they can’t all wear the captain armband. Dobbie, Sutton, Boissonneault, and Evans are the embodiment of leadership, grit, and inclusion. They’ve made every effort to ensure our team is as strong as possible, both on and off the field,” Teeter said.
Dana Dobbie, Fergus, ON.
Dana Dobbie, Maryland graduate and current assistant coach of the Loyola Greyhounds women’s lacrosse team, has been with the national team program since 2003. Dobbie graduated from the University of Maryland in 2008 as the NCAA’s all-time leader in draw controls with 334. She was the first Canadian to win the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year Award. Dobbie was captain of the 2003 U-19 team, which would claim bronze. In her senior team campaign, she has a bronze and two silver medals.
Erica Evans, Peterborough, ON
Erica Evans, Canisius and Maryland graduate, and current head coach of the Trent Excalibur women’s lacrosse team in Peterborough, Ont., has been with the program since 2015. She was Canada’s top scorer in the 2015 U19 Women’s Lacrosse Championship, where Canada would claim its first gold medal in the tournament. She helped Maryland to an NCAA Division 1 championship in 2019 tying for team lead with 59 goals in a single season, and holds the Canisius College all-time scoring record. Evans was named to the 2017 World Championship All-World Team, and 2022 will be her 3rd World Championship.
Lydia Sutton, Minneapolis, MN
Lydia Sutton, USC graduate, was a U19 Canadian women’s lacrosse gold medalist and All-World U19 player in 2019, and a member of the silver-medal team in 2017. While at USC, Sutton was captain her senior season, and named to the PAC12 All-Conference team, the IWLCA All-Region team, and the IWLCA All-American third team. She was the first defender selected in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League college draft, and is currently an assistant coach with Concordia University - St Paul women’s lacrosse team. 2022 will be her 4th World Championship.
Emily Boissonneault, Brooklin, ON
Emily Boissonneault, Detroit Mercy graduate, is currently the head coach for the University of Pittsburgh women’s lacrosse team. Building the program from scratch over the last two years, she was also an assistant coach of the U19 Canadian National Team in 2019. Prior to Pitt, Boissonneault was an assistant coach at JMU, reaching four consecutive NCAA Championships, including a win in 2018. 2022 will be her 3rd World Championship as a player, 4th overall.
Teeter also announced the two alternates, following training camp. Bryar Hogg and Raegan Wilson will be the teams’ alternates, who would substitute in the case of a positive COVID-19 test for any of the active roster.
Canada will take the field against the USA on June 29 at 7pm. Opening draw is 7:03pm ET, and can be watched on ESPN2 in the United States, TSN5 in Canada, or streaming on LaxSportsNet.com.
About Lacrosse Canada
Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - NormaTec Recovery Systems, RockTape, OPRO, Canadian Red Cross, Westjet, and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.
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