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Women’s Lacrosse: ND opens in Disney World

Observer Staff Report | Friday, January 29, 2010

Big East reigning champion Notre Dame looks to follow up a spectacular 2009 season by traveling to Florida to take on the U.S. National Team in two preseason exhibition matches.

The Irish will be a part of the 2010 Champion Challenge at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

The Champion Challenge is designed to be a competitive start to the National Team’s preparations for the World Championships in July.

Though the ninth-ranked Irish will be losing some crucial talent including the legendary all-time scoring leader Jill Byers at attack along with defender Shannon Burke at the other end of the field, both of whom graduated last spring, their young roster has its share of veteran leadership. Senior Gina Scioscia at attack will lead a squad featuring seventeen underclassmen that likely will catch the conference off-guard when they begin regular season play in February.