2014 Australian National Senior Lacrosse Championsips
Five West Aussie Named in National All Stars Team
Five Western Australian Lacrosse players have been named in the Australian All-Stars Lacrosse team on Saturday night at the closing ceremony of the Australian National Lacrosse Championships in Adelaide.
Glenn Morley and Jesse Bowland Curtis from the Bayswater Lacrosse Club and Hannah Barnsley, Elizabeth Hinkes and Matt Diver from the Wembley Lacrosse Club received the distinguished award for being the best players in the both men’s and women’s championship.
The top ten players from all teams participating in the National Championship are selected by votes collated throughout the tournament by coaches and umpires from all states.
Despite the dynamic five being recognised, this was not WA’s year at the National Championships.
The West Australian Men's team made it through to the Championship game however were convincingly defeated by South Australia with a final score of 18-10. The women’s team finished third overall.
West Australian Goal Keeper, Elizabeth Hinkes said, “It is a real honour to be named in the Australia All Stars team. Every single one of the players selected are incredible athletes and it is a real privilege to be named in this group with them.”
This tournament was one of the final preparations for Matt Diver and who will depart Perth at the end of June to start his World Cup campaign which will be held in Denver, Colorado in July.
Morley, Diver and Hinkes have already represented in Australia and Barnsley England in World Championships.
Hinkes is also currently in talks with US colleges as they are looking to recruit her on a lacrosse scholarship.