PETERBOROUGH, OntarioAllie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.), an incoming freshman defender on the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, helped lead the U.S. Under-19 women’s lacrosse team to a gold medal at the IFWLA World Championships, which were held Aug. 4-12 at Trent University.

The U.S. team captured its third consecutive gold medal at this prestigious event with an 18-3 victory against Australia in the Aug. 12 championship game. The U-19 team outscored the opposition 108-24 and finished the tournament with a 6-0 record.

Duclos played in all six games and recorded one point with a goal in the team’s 19-1 victory vs. Scotland on Aug. 8. Duclos’ other tournament statistics included four ground balls, one draw control and two caused turnovers.

The U.S. Under-19 team is assembled for competition in the quadrennial IFWLA World Championships, and members on the team must not have played at the collegiate level before competing in the World Championships. It is the highest level of competition for a player before she matriculates at a college.

Duclos will join a UNH women’s lacrosse program that has advanced to the America East Championships a conference record 10 consecutive years.
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