ORLANDO, Fla. - Brittney Orashen '14, current assistant coach for the Jacksonville University women's lacrosse team and the Dolphins' first professional women's lacrosse player, was selected to play for the United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) Select Team this Saturday, Nov. 17 against the U.S. Women's National Training Team at the President's Cup in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The President's Cup, a signature event of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), will feature more than 300 teams competing at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from Nov. 16-18 in one of the sport's biggest recruiting showcases.
Orashen and the UWLX Select Team take on Team USA at 6:15 p.m. following Team USA's intrasquad Blue-White scrimmage at 4:30 p.m.
A former standout for the Dolphins, Orashen's name can be found all over the JU record books as the Jacksonville Beach, Fla. resident still holds the school record for career ground balls (152) and ranks in among the top 10 all-time in casued turnovers (2nd - 95), draw controls (3rd - 190), goals (6th - 120), and points (7th - 146).
Per US Lacrosse Magazine, on Saturday, Nov. 17, the U.S. will play an intra-squad Blue-White exhibition under Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) rules and will then play modified games against select teams from the United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) and the Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL).
The games against the professional teams will utilize a fast-paced 6-on-6 version of the sport currently in development by the FIL. This new lacrosse discipline will be played on a condensed field and will feature four 8-minute quarters, a 45-second shot clock and draws only at the start of quarters, along with other rule modifications. The U.S. team did a trial of these rules in a scrimmage following the Team USA Fall Classic earlier this month at US Lacrosse.