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School Notes: Rowan scores eight

Bethlehem High School graduate Katie Rowan scored eight goals to lead the U.S. Women’s National Team over Canada, 19-5, in the championship game of the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup Saturday at the Civic Recreation Complex in Ontario.

Rowan was also a key contributor when the national team won the championship in 2010. The United States contingent has appeared in all nine World Cup finals, winning seven times in all.

Rowan’s eight goals set a championship-game record for a U.S. player, and she was selected to the All-World Team following the tournament. The five-time All-American also had two assists to give her 67 career points in 14 World Cup games, which tied another United States record.

Rowan started the scoring early and the U.S. team led at the half, 14-2, before closing out its dominant 7-0 tournament run. The U.S. team outscored its opponents, 127-34, with the 127 goals and 18.1-goal average both tourney records. The 14-goal title-game margin was another tourney record.

Bethlehem captured four Section II championships with Rowan in its lineup from 2002-05. The star attacker twice earned All-American honors while in high school, and three times gained the honor during her record-setting career at Syracuse University.

Rowan is currently an assistant coach at Syracuse.

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