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CHASING RINGS THE GRINDERS


From U19 to World Cup stardom, Ally Carey and Sarah Bullard show


why hard work pays off BY BRIAN LOGUE


One of the happiest days of Ally


Carey’s young life left her in tears. On a sweltering hot day in the summer of 2006, she walked toward her mother’s car, having just completed an exhausting series of tryouts for the U.S. U19 team that would compete in the following


summer’s world championship in Canada. As one of the younger players, Carey tempered her expectations. “I’d come home every day and say, ‘Mom, I don’t know, don’t get your hopes up,’” Carey said. “I didn’t think I was the type of player they wanted, because I’m not flashy. I do the little things.”


But when the tryouts concluded, her number was called. She climbed into the car and delivered the good news. “My mom was telling me how proud of me she was and then I just started bawling,” Carey said. “I thought about how much more work there was to be done. Every day for the next year would be that exhausting.” A decade later, Carey is still training, still working hard and still the wearing red, white and blue. This summer she’ll represent the United States at the Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup in Guildford, England. She’ll be joined by Sarah Bullard, one of her teammates on the 2007 U19 team that captured gold.


“That they still have the passion, that’s what’s incredible,” said Wendy Kridel, coach of the 2007 team. For Bullard, you could describe the passion as addictive. “It was such an incredible experience, I wanted to get into the senior system as quickly as possible,” Bullard said. “So in the summer of 2008 [after her freshman year at Duke], I tried out. I’m a little bit addicted. I just absolutely fell in love with it.”


Bullard was the youngest member on the 2009 team that won gold in the


Carey, a gold medal winner with the U.S. U19 team in 2007, aims for her second World Cup title this summer.


46 US LACROSSE MAGAZINE May/June 2017


USlacrosse.org


©JOHN STROHSACKER; ©SCOTT MCCALL


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