Bears' King competes for Team Haudenosaunee at USLacrosse Champion Challenge


LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.—SUNY Potsdam assistant women's lacrosse coach Elisha King is competing for Team Haudenosaunee at the USLacrosse Champion Challenge at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. The competition, which runs from this evening through Sunday, will feature the US, England and Haudenosaunee national teams and top NCAA squads as well.

King and her teammates will open the women's competition tonight at 7 p.m. against England. The Haudenosaunee will then square off with Rollins College tomorrow morning at 11 a.m., before closing out play on Sunday at 10 a.m. against Syracuse University.

In college, King, who is from Akwesasne, played defense for the University of Toronto women's lacrosse team from 2008-2010. Following her graduation, she played for the Toronto Titans senior women's team. She then moved on to play in the Boston Women's Lacrosse Association in 2011.

Prior to joining the Bears, King spent the 2012 season as an assistant coach for the girls' varsity team at Salmon River Central and was the head coach of the U15 girls' team with the Akwesasne Attack organization.

This summer King will also compete with Team Haudenosaunee at the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario from July 10-20.

The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team opens its 2013 season as the Bears host crosstown rival Clarkson University for a 4 p.m. contest.