MONMOUTH'S EILEEN GHENT TABBED TO LEAD U19 IRISH NATIONAL TEAM
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ- Monmouth University head women's lacrosse coach Eileen Ghent has been tabbed to lead the U-19 Irish National Team at the FIL U19 World Championships in August 2019.
“It is an honor to be a part of Ireland's first ever Women's U19 team,” said Ghent. “Ireland Lacrosse's focus on positively spreading the sport of lacrosse within Ireland is something I'm passionate about and excited to be a part of. I look forward to helping create, develop and coach a group of motivated young women to represent Ireland at the highest level. I instantly connected with the mission of Ireland Lacrosse and the vision of the Board of Directors. Everyone involved has such tremendous pride in Ireland and wants only the best for their National Teams. I am thankful to have this opportunity and am eager to get started!”
Ghent recently completed her second campaign as Monmouth University's head coach, leading the Hawks to their fourth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament. In her first season at the helm of the Hawks, Monmouth made its first appearance in the MAAC Championship and finished with a 12-6 record. Ghent was elevated to head coach after spending four seasons as an assistant coach with the Hawks. She is a 2011 graduate of Rutgers University, where she was a defender for the Scarlet Knights.
“The experiences that I will have with Ireland will surely help me at Monmouth and vice-versa,” said Ghent. “The international game and competing at the highest level is something that I think will help me as a coach and my future teams.”
The FIL U19 World Championships are set to be held in Peterborough, Ontario (Canada) in August of 2019.
Selected to assistant coach positions are Meghan Smith, Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at St Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire; Aisling Casey, Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at University College Dublin (UCD); and Mikaela Rix, Garden City (NY) Rams Lacrosse Coach.
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