Stuart-Elliott Assisting Team Canada at World Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Susan Stuart-Elliott, head coach of Colorado College , will be a part of the sports' biggest international stage for the fourth time when Canada plays host to the 2013 FIL World Cup beginning Thursday in Oshawa, Ontario.

Stuart-Elliott is in her second stint as an assistant coach with Team Canada, having filled the same role in 2005. She also was the teams' starting goalkeeper for the 1997 World Cup in Edogawa, Japan, and at the 2001 games in High Wycombe, England.

The Canadians play their first game on Friday, July 12, against Australia. The other countries in Pool A are the United States, England and Wales.

The championship bracket begins on Wednesday, July 17, leading up to the medal games on Saturday, July 20.

In addition to Stuart-Elliott, Canada's coaching staff consists of head coach Alexis Venechanos, along with assistants Alex Kahoe and Michele Uhlfelder.

2013 marks the 100th anniversary of Women's International Lacrosse and the first time the World Cup has visited Canada.

Colorado College's first and only varsity head coach, Stuart-Elliott has established CC as a perennial contender for an NCAA Division III playoff bid and a contender for a national championship. She has guided the Tigers to an overall record of 187-94-1 (.665) during her 18 seasons at the helm. Her teams have made seven NCAA Tournament appearances, including six consecutive from 2002 through 2007.

Colorado College earned a trip to the national semifinals in 2005 by coming from behind to defeat Cortland State, 10-9, in overtime of the regional championship game at Stewart Field. The Tigers also posted the biggest comeback in the tournament's history when they overcame a 9-0 deficit to defeat No. 18 Nazareth College, 12-11, in triple overtime in 2007.

Stuart-Elliott was named West Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association in 2001, 2004 and 2005, as well as the 2011 and 2012 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. CC's 15-3 overall mark in 2012 set a school record for wins in a single season.


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