Eckert Opens World Championships on Wednesday
TOWSON, Md. – Oregon goalie Cassidy Eckert returns to the cage on Wednesday as Team Canada opens the 2022 World Championships at 4 p.m. PT against Team USA on ESPN2.
The Oregon goalie will look to lead Team Canada to its first-ever world championship after back-to-back runner-up results. Canada will play in Pool A with England, Scotland, Australia and the United States. The team's other three games in pool play will be broadcast on ESPN+.
After developing behind a returning senior during her first year in Eugene, Eckert emerged as Oregon's starting goalie in 2022. She tallied 151 saves, the fourth-most in a single season in school history while grabbing 10+ saves in seven games. The native of Burlington, Ont. twice recorded a career-high 14 saves during the 2022 season.
Eckert most recently competed for Team Canada at the World Lacrosse Super Sixes event in the fall of 2021. She made 15 saves in wins over Team USA and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Team Canada went 2-0 with Eckert in the net.
The rising junior has national team experience with the Canadian U-19 team that earned a silver medal at the 2019 U-19 World Championships. She played in all seven games and recorded 23 saves during the tournament.
Team Canada World Championship Schedule
June 29 – United States (4 p.m. PT – ESPN2)
July 1 – Australia (2 p.m. PT – ESPN+)
July 3 – England (5 p.m. PT – ESPN+)
July 4 – Scotland (5 p.m. PT – ESPN+)
July 5 – Round of 16 (TBD – ESPN+)
July 6 – Quarterfinals (TBD – ESPN+)
July 7 – Semifinals (TBD – ESPN2/U)
July 9 – Championship & medal games (TBD – ESPN2/U)