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Ohio Lacrosse Players Compete For Canada

Contact: Bob Lee


Lindsey Hart (left) and Lynz Keys played in the Lacrosse World Cup Championship over the summer.

Athens, Ohio – Although junior Lindsey Hart and sophomore Lynz Keys wear the green and white Ohio lacrosse jerseys in the spring, they proudly displayed the red and white Canadian national team jerseys during the summer. The two Ontario natives represented their country in the Lacrosse World Cup Championship in High Wycombe, England, July 7-14.

“It was definitely both an unforgettable and tremendous learning experience,” said Keys, a midfielder who scored 22 goals for the Bobcats as a freshman last season. “We faced very strong competition, competing against some of the top players in the world.”

After facing the national teams from Germany, Scotland, Japan, Whales, and the United States, Team Canada lost to host England in the bronze medal game.

“It was intimidating at first playing against older, more experienced women,” said Hart, the second-leading scorer for Ohio last season with 45 goals and 20 assists. “It was fun and truly an honor to be able to play for my country.”

The experience playing with the Canadian national team will undoubtedly help both players and the entire Bobcat squad. Ohio finished its 2001 campaign with seven wins over the final nine games to finish with an 8-8 record.

“I expect and I know I will receive a lot of leadership from (Hart and Keys),” said Ohio lacrosse coach Anne Moelk. “They garner a lot of respect from their teammates and in doing so, they become great teachers for the rest of the team.”