PETERBOROUGH, Ontario – The 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championships came to a close Saturday with sophomore Maddie Jenner and the United States taking home the gold medal.
Jenner corralled eight draw controls in Team USA’s 13-3 victory over Canada en route to receiving All-World Team recognition.
Incoming Blue Devil freshman Ainsley Thurston won silver with Canada and sophomore Hannah Thurston helped guide England to a fourth-place showing. Hannah finished with one assist and four draw controls Saturday against Australia to join Jenner in being named to the tournament’s All-World Team.
The U.S. captured its fifth U19 world title after previously claiming the championship in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011.
Jenner helped fuel Team USA’s effort at the draw throughout the tournament, winning 11 and tacking on a goal and two assists against Hong Kong in the round of 16. She tallied 11 draw controls and three points again in a quarterfinal matchup with Wales and recorded 14 draws in a semifinal victory over Australia on Thursday.
Ainsley finished with one goal and one assist in Canada’s 10-7 semifinal win over England. She filled the stat sheet against Germany in the quarterfinals, notching one goal, one assist, three draw controls and a caused turnover, and turned in a four-point effort against Korea in the round of 16.
Hannah aided England’s fourth-place finish with a total of three goals, one assist, 11 draw controls and one caused turnover in the team’s three playoff contests leading up to Saturday’s bronze medal game.