New Zealand Women’s Lacrosse World Cup Team (NZBLAX) 2022 Announcement

New Zealand Lacrosse is delighted to announce the New Zealand Women’s Lacrosse team (NZBLAX) who will travel to Maryland, USA to compete in the 2022 Women’s Lacrosse World Championships.

Head coach, Casey McLain says “This is an extremely strong and resilient group of lacrosse players. We are proud of all who have participated in the campaign to date, and we look forward to continuing our path towards the World Championships.”


Erin Jagger Goalie
Sally Rutherford Goalie
Taylor Barker Defence
Sophia Morcom Defence
Reese Jaques Defence
Danielle Hadwin Defence
Briar Bertram Midfield
Nikki Fordyce Midfield
Harriette Overend Midfield
Ollie Archer Midfield
Megan Archer Midfield
Alannah Mouat Midfield
Julia Falconer Midfield
Ella Freeman Midfield
Anja Kuys Midfield
Kiki Shum Attack
Sarah Butler Attack
Keita Perry Attack

NZBLAX Reserves:

Sophia Webb Defence
Sienna Neil Attack/Midfield

NZBLAX Training Squad:

Samantha Wood Defence
Charlotte Walker Attack
Lydia Hayden Defence


McLain and the team will be supported for the campaign by;
Assistant Coaches: Rosie Gunn & Stephanie Eaton
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Yash Krishna
Goalie Coach: Nigel Tan
Sports Psychologist: Gemma Kerr
Team Manager: Runty Jackson
Physiotherapist: Elly Tobias

The tournament is being held in Towson from June 29th-July 9th. The NZBLAX are currently ranked 8th in the World.
Follow the NZBLAX on their journey to the work championships on instagram @nzblax or Facebook @NZBLAXLacrosse