Stanford women's lacrosse head coach Amy Bokker and assistant coach Brooke Eubanks will compete at the 2013 Federation of International Women's Lacrosse World Cup July 10-20 in Oshawa, Canada.
Bokker will serve as an assistant coach for Team USA while Eubanks will compete for Team Canada. The U.S. and Canada are both in Pool A and will compete on Tuesday, July 16 in the final match of pool competition.
The U.S. opens with England on Thursday while Canada faces Australia in its opener Friday.
It will be Eubanks' third FIL World Cup after competing for Canada in 2005 and 2009. Bokker will make her second appearance after serving as an assistant coach for the Canadian team in 2009. Bokker and Eubanks helped lead the 2009 Canadian team to a bronze medal - its first World Cup medal since 1982.
The World Cup will consist of 19 teams spanning four continents. The U.S. has won six of eight World Cup titles, while Australia has claimed two.
Team USA opens its tournament against England on Thursday while Team Canada begins on Friday versus Australia.
In other lacrosse news:
Incoming Stanford freshmen Elizabeth Cusick and Alex Poplawski competed in the Under Armour All-America Girls Lacrosse Classic this past weekend in Towson, Md., and helped lead the North to an 18-16 victory over the South.
Cusick scored a goal on three shots, picked up two ground balls, claimed a draw control and caused a turnover. Poplawski started for the North and claimed two draw controls and a ground ball.
Cusick graduated in 2013 from Westfield High School in Westfield, N.J. She notched 82 goals, 16 assists and 30 ground balls this past season, and holds the school record for career goals (268) and points (332).
A native of Springfield, Pa., Poplawski graduated from Springfield-Delco High School in 2013. She recorded 70 goals, 40 assists and 39 ground balls in her senior campaign and was named her high school's Scholar Athlete of the Year.
In addition to Cusick and Poplawski's participation in the Under Armour All-America Girls Lacrosse Classic, five Stanford incoming freshmen were named to the U.S. Lacrosse Girls High School All-America First Team.
Honorees include: Poplawski, Kelsey Murray (Illinois/New Trier), Charlotte Ward (New Hampshire/St. Paul's School), Laura Klein (Northern California/Foothill) and Felicia Tissenbaum (Western Pennsylvania/ Shady Side Academy).
The decorated freshman class will join a talented Stanford group that claimed its eighth MPSF Tournament title in nine years and its first NCAA Tournament victory in 2013.
Stanford sophomore Jessica Plaza and her U.S. Junior National Team teammates finished second at the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women's World Championship on Sunday in Canada after falling to Japan, 4-0, in the gold medal game.
Overall, the United States went 8-1 in the tournament. The Red, White and Blue posted six run-rule victories and shut out its opponents in the first eight games. The U.S. outscored its opposition 70-4 in the nine games overall. Sunday's gold-medal game was called in the top of the seventh inning due to the inclement weather after two rain delays halted play.
"My experience from the Junior National Team was life changing," said Plaza. "It is something that I will cherish and have with me for the rest of my life. My teammates are now lifelong friends and I am so blessed to have had this opportunity to see and experience different cultures. I got to play with a great group of girls and for an awesome coaching staff, and having the opportunity to wear USA across my chest was an honor."
Plaza played in six of the nine games for the U.S. at catcher. She finished with three walks, two runs scored, three RBI and a home run. Her breakout game came in a 7-0 five-inning win over Australia. The Huntington Beach native hit a two-run homer and also drove in a run on a sacrifice fly to lead all players.
USA will now turn its sights toward the 2015 ISF Junior Women's World Championships, which are scheduled to be held in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex.
Incoming Stanford freshman sailor Marion Lepert will represent the United States at the International Sailing Federation Youth Sailing World Championship July 11-20 in Limassol, Cyprus.
Lepert will compete in the RS:X Girls competition (windsurfing). The regatta is regarded as the world's leading youth sailing event.
A native of Belmont, Lepert graduated from Castilleja School in 2013. She began competing with the U.S. Sailing Development team in 2012.
Lepert finished ninth in the RS:X at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami and third in the Under-21 age group at the 2013 World Championships in Buzios, Brazil (26th overall). She finished first among women at the U.S. Formula Windsurfing Nationals (eighth overall) and at the U.S. Slalom Windsurfing Nationals (19th overall) in Hood River, Ore.