Wallace, Eckert To Play For Team Canada In Super Sixes Event
OTTAWA, Ont. – A pair of Oregon Lacrosse student-athletes will take the field for the Team Canada at its first World Lacrosse Super Sixes event this weekend in Sparks, Md.
Attacker Shonly Wallace and goalie Cassidy Eckert will join their national team for its first event playing in the new World Lacrosse Six on Six model. Eckert and Wallace led Team Canada to the gold medal game at the U-19 World Championships in 2019.
The duo will take on Team USA and the Iroquois Nationals twice in a round-robin event. All four games will be played at William G. Tierney Field on the USA Lacrosse complex.
The 2022 season will be Wallace's third in Eugene after transferring from Stony Brook before her sophomore year. The Mission, B.C. native tied for third in the Pac-12 with 20 goals during the shortened 2020 season and earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring five goals with two assists in her first game as a Duck.
Eckert found herself in a reserve role as a freshman behind returning starter Alle Dunbar. Before coming to Oregon, the Burlington, Ont. native led her province to the U-19 National Championship and won the Brogden Cup in 2018. Eckert played in all seven games of the U-19 World Championships and recorded 23 saves during the tournament.
The World Lacrosse Six on Six model sees six players per team on the field at a time, with 12 total players on a team. Eight-minute running quarters begin with a draw, but goalies will restart play after every goal. Players must be versatile, as they will play both offense and defense and be subjected to a 30-second shot clock.
Tickets are on sale now through USA Lacrosse, and the event will also be streamed by Lax Sports Net.
Team Canada Super Sixes Schedule (All Times Pacific)
Saturday, Oct. 23 vs. Iroquois Nationals (9 a.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 23 vs. Team USA (11:30 a.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 24 vs. Iroquois Nationals (7:45 a.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 24 vs. Team USA (10:15 a.m.)