Ottawa, ON—Lacrosse Canada is proud to announce Allison Daley will make her debut as head coach, leading the development of the U20 women’s field national team for the 2024 World Lacrosse Women's U20 World Championship.
Canada seeks to upgrade their silver medal won in 2019, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event has been amended from U19 to U20 to accommodate.
“I am thrilled to have Allison named as the head coach,” said Tami Rayner, the general manager of the national women’s field program. “Allison's passion, calm and confident approach with athletes combined with her knowledge and expertise make her an exceptional head coach. Lacrosse Canada and the athletes are fortunate to have her leading the team.”
Daley has spent many years playing and coaching for Team Canada, including her most recent stint as an assistant coach for the 2022 Senior Women’s National Team that captured silver in Towson, Maryland. Prior to that, she was an assistant coach for the 2019 and 2015 U19 women’s national teams, the latter of which won Canada’s first gold medal in the competition. Daley also won silver medals with the Canadian national team as a goaltender in 2017 at the World Championship and World Games.
“I am honoured and humbled to be named the U20 Head Coach. I am grateful to represent Lacrosse Canada once again. I would like to thank the hiring committee for their confidence in me to lead Team Canada in 2024.,” Daley said.
“I will work relentlessly to provide the best athlete experience for these young women. I look forward to hiring an incredible staff to help us all reach our goal of bringing another gold medal back to Canada!”
Allison Daley (Peterborough, Ont.)
Allison Daley makes her debut as head coach for Canada, after previous assistant coaching stints with the U19 and Senior WNT. The University of Louisville assistant coach appeared as goaltender for Canada in the 2017 Women’s World Championship and World Games.
Daley played and served as head coach for at her alma mater, Canisius College. An elite goaltender and team captain, Daley was the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and earned MAAC Tournament MVP honours after leading Canisius to their first conference title in 2011. Daley was the program’s first IWLCA all-region selection, and graduated holding school records for career saves (662) and goals against average (11.66)
Daley received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s in sport administration.
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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