Two-time Women’s Lacrosse World Cup winner, Three-time AAC performer for the Tar Heels
Personal: Former Co-Chairperson of Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse’s Player Executive Committee … married her husband, Norval, in 2014 … couple has two sons, Storm and Bolt … currently serves as a co-director for Sound Lacrosse in Newtown, Conn. … husband played football at Vanderbilt University from 2001-04 and currently serves as a running backs coach and run game coordinator for the Commodores … hobbies include traveling, reading and running.
2022 Season: Appeared in all 12 games during her second season with Athletes Unlimited … started final seven contests in a row … accumulated 883 leaderboard points … tallied nine ground balls with four caused turnovers … earned season-high 107 leaderboard points twice … closed season with 100 or more points in six of final seven games … posted season-high two ground balls three times.
2021 Season: Played in all 15 games during inaugural season and compiled 854 leaderboard points … registered four outings with 100 or more leaderboard points, including season-high 129 points against Team Ohlmiller on Aug. 7 … tallied season-high three ground balls against Team Cummings on Aug. 15 … scored lone goal of the season against Team Wood on Aug. 16 while adding two draw controls.
International Experience: Helped Team USA win Gold medal at 2009 and 2013 World Cup events … member of 2009 and 2013 All-World Teams while guiding United States to combined 14-0 record.
Other Professional Experience: Played for New England Command during 2018 Women’s Professional Lacrosse League season … served as an assistant coach for the New England Command in 2019 while pregnant with her second child.
At North Carolina: Three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer for the Tar Heels who played from 2006-09 … appeared in 81 career games … scored nine career goals, including six as a freshman, with 13 assists … accumulated 157 ground balls, including 56 during her senior season … consensus National Defender of the Year as a senior … member of 2009 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team … finalist for Tewaaraton and Honda Awards as a senior … one of three players in North Carolina history to earn IWLCA All-America honors four times … led Tar Heels to NCAA Championship Game appearance in 2009.
New members added to Player Executive Committees for 2023
© Athletes Unlimited, LLC 2022 / Credit: Jade Hewitt Media, Kait Devir
Amber McKenzie: 'I know that lacrosse is better than when it started for me'
© Athletes Unlimited, LLC 2022 / Credit: Kait Devir
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