(Australian Lacrosse Association) Australian Lacrosse Champion, Sue McSolvin, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal, General Division on Australia Day 2015 for services to Lacrosse.
The Australian Lacrosse Association takes great pleasure in extending congratulations to Sue on this most prestigious award. This is a wonderful recognition of Sue’s contributions to our great sport.
Sue’s many achievements in her lacrosse career include:
- Representing Australia at 6 Lacrosse World Cup Events, and being a part of the Australian Women’s Lacrosse Team since 1993.
- Player, Victorian Senior Lacrosse Team, since 1988.
- Coach of the Under 17 Girls Team, Caulfield Lacrosse Club, 2007.
- Member of the State League Association Premiership Team, 2001-2003, 2005.
- Goal Keeping Coach for the Australian Women’s Under 19 Lacrosse Team, since 2003.
- Player, 1982-1985 Victorian Under 16 Girls State Lacrosse Team, and Coach, 2001, Assistant Coach 1987-1988.
- Certificate of Merit, Australian Lacrosse Association, 2013.
- Life Membership, Caulfield Lacrosse Club, 2013.
- Recipient of The John Wesley Patterson Award, Federation of International Lacrosse (presented to a player who embodies the spirit of the game in the World Cup), 2013.
- Recipient, Coaches Award, Caulfield Lacrosse Club, 1996.
Original Article on ALA website:
Australian Lacrosse Champion, Sue McSolvin, awarded an OAM
About the ALA
The Australian Lacrosse Association Ltd (ALA) is the national governing body of lacrosse in Australia. ALA aims to be an innovative and a well recognized national sports organization, building and developing a sports system which positions lacrosse as an inclusive, visible, dynamic and successful sport in Australia. ALA aims to provide leadership through the delivery of quality sports services and programs which ensure increasing participation for all levels of lacrosse (players, coaches, officials, administrators), and delivers international success.
About the FIL
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 52 member nations and sanctions five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.