McKinney resident to play on US Women's Under 19 Lacrosse Team

Megan Carney is a member of the U.S. Women's Under 19 Lacrosse Team.

Megan Carney is a member of the U.S. Women's Under 19 Lacrosse Team.

In mid-June, McKinney resident Megan Carney was asked to become a member of the U.S. Women's Under 19 Lacrosse Team. The team is made up of 18 athletes from across the nation.

Carney will play her first game with the national team during a championship tournament Aug. 1-10 in Ontario, Canada. She said she made the team after a yearlong tryout process.

Carney, who plays lacrosse for Syracuse University, grew up playing both men's and women's lacrosse. She also played on the McKinney Lacrosse Club from third grade to 12th grade. The MLC is a nonprofit with competitive lacrosse teams for students in grades one to 12.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect that Megan Carney is a member of the U.S. Women's Under 19 Lacrosse Team, not soccer team as previously stated. 
By Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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