LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Marist women’s lacrosse alumna and Larchmont native Amanda Tuck has earned a spot on the Israeli national team that will compete in the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup.
Tuck, a 2013 graduate, brings a wealth of international experience to the Israeli team after serving as an assistant coach for the country’s first U-19 team at the 2015 FIL Women’s World Cup.
The 2017 FIL Women’s World Cup will be held at the University of Surrey near London in July. Teams from 24 countries are expected to compete at the international tournament.
In her playing career abroad, Tuck was captain of Israel’s 2015 European Lacrosse Federation Championship squad that participated in the largest international women’s lacrosse competition ever held on European soil. Israel finished fourth in the tournament, falling to host Scotland, 10-9, in the bronze medal game.
During her time at Marist Tuck assisted with community and economic development projects in Ghana for two weeks through the college’s program and also studied in London as part of a Marist short-term program.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in political science and government in 2013, she ran an outdoor leadership course in Patagonia, Chile, for three weeks.
In Marist women’s lacrosse history, Tuck is currently tied for second with 70 games played and is third with 117 draw controls.
During the competition, Tuck will be playing for IsraAID, a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to providing life-saving disaster relief and long-term support for people all over the world who experience extreme crises.