Haudenosaunee Nationals Announce U20 Roster

Haudenosaunee Nationals Announce U20 Roster

(March 6, 2024) – The Haudenosaunee Nationals announced today the 22-woman roster, comprised with four alternates, that will compete in the 2024 U20 World Lacrosse Championships in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, China will host its first World Lacrosse championship since the China Hong Kong Lacrosse Association was founded nearly 30 years ago. The historic event will also mark the first-ever visit for a Haudenosaunee team to the host nation, for international competition. 

The competition will be the seventh edition of the event, and the first to be hosted in Asia. A total of 23 teams competed in the last edition of the event in 2019 in Canada.

“It was tough for our coaches, but they put together a versatile roster,” said Claudia Jimerson, Director of Women’s Lacrosse Operations and HNL Board Member. “They are a group of hard working young ladies who have the speed, talent and ability to move up the rankings in this year’s championships.”

The Haudenosaunee women will be led by Will Mraz, head coach at Nichols College, and no stranger to the International stage. Mraz joins the Nationals after serving as the head coach of the Czech Republic Women’s National Team from 2016-2020. The Czech team’s recent fourth-place finish at the 2019 European Cup helped secure the nation an invitation to compete at the 2021 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama.

Joining Coach Mraz, is assistant coach Julie Duffy, and U20 alum/current Haudenosaunee National Women’s team member, Jalyn Jimerson. USC Assistant Coach and former All-American Syracuse netminder, Asa Goldstock, has recently been announced as the team’s fourth assistant coach.

For Claudia Jimerson, the sky is the limit for this group, which boasts a healthy mix of veterans who have competed in several WNT events, including the 2022 World Lacrosse Championships in Towson, Maryland, the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, and most recently the historic gold medal team at the PALA Sixes Cup in Kingston, Jamaica.

“We have a mix of veterans who have collegiate and World Championship experience that will help lead this team of young aspiring athletes to potentially their best finish yet!”

The Haudenosaunee U20 Women’s roster is comprised of the follow athletes

Joryan Adams

Paisley Cook

Reagan Digby

Avery Doran

Brooklyn Hill

Addison Jimerson

Laelle Jimerson

Fantasy Jimerson-Kenjockety

Wynter Jock

Kyleeya Johnson

Marina Kane

Azalea Lazore

Jianna Lazore

Chloe Luther

Kaya Maracle

 Mia Mitchell 

Jacella Nephew

Kendyl Pollack

Sophie Powless

Kimaura Schindler

Kimora Swamp

Ava Tallchief

Tallis Tarbell

Elora Waardenburg

Sophia Watts

Gracie Williams


Mong Kok Stadium, which seats 6,500 and serves as a regular venue for Hong Kong Premier League Football matches, will be the site of featured games, including the opening game, semifinals and medal games, as well as opening and closing ceremonies. Additional fields will be used at the nearby Tai Hang Tung Recreation Ground.

For ticket information and more, please visit https://worldlacrosse.sport/events/world-championships/2024-world-lacrosse-womens-u20-championship/


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