Nine countries are participating in the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship for the first time ever.  Here is a list of those countries and the athlete from each who scored the first-ever goal for their nation in the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship:

Belgium – Nina Verreth

China – Shannon Elizabeth Brazier

Chinese Taipei – Jo-Chi Chiu

Hong Kong – Eloise Bolitho

Ireland – Louisa Caitlin Brophy

Jamaica – Jada Williams

Kenya – Victory Akinyi Odhiambo

Mexico – Ashleigh Lourdes Rothe

Puerto Rico – Delaney Rodriquez-Shaw

Also, the Kenyan Women’s U19 Team is the first women’s team from the continent of Africa to participate in a World Championship event in lacrosse.  Kenya was competitive throughout in its opening game today, falling to Korea, 15-10.