Women’s lacrosse student-athlete Emily Zadny ’17 helped represent the Stars and Stripes in the United Kingdom Lacrosse Tour this summer. She was selected by American International Sports Teams for one of two U.S. teams that competed against Irish and Scottish national teams and local lacrosse clubs in England. Zadny—one of only four Division III athletes in the tour of 28 players—played on the USA Stars team with other collegiate players from across the nation.
“The players were from coast to coast but we came together as a team and as friends,” she says.
In competitive games, Zadny’s team beat the Irish and Scottish teams and won a silver medal at the Oxton Lacrosse Tournament in Chester, England. But not all the games were played to win. Many of the lacrosse games were referred to as “friendlys” and the athletes played for experience.
“After the friendlys, the home teams hosted dinners for us. We hung out with the girls and asked them questions about what life (and lacrosse) is like in their countries.”
When she wasn’t playing lacrosse, Zadny explored the sites, hiking in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland, touring Dublin and visiting Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.