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Madi lands lacrosse scholarship in USAMay 5th, 2021
A talented lacrosse player, who gained full honours for her university and represents Wales on the international stage, has secured a scholarship to play and study in the USA.
Madi Jones, an alumna at Monmouth School for Girls, will be heading to the University at Albany, in the state capital of New York, in August.
Madi has accepted a scholarship to play lacrosse at UAlbany whilst studying for a two-year Masters (MA) in Communication, with a focus on organisational communication.
“I am incredibly grateful to the coaching staff at UAlbany for believing in my lacrosse abilities to make this dream a possibility,” said Madi, who captained Wales lacrosse at the Under-19 World Championships in Canada in 2019.
“UAlbany is a D1 university, meaning it is the highest level of collegiate sport in the USA.
“This is an extremely exciting opportunity for any sportswoman to be able to play at one of the highest levels possible, with D1 athletes in the USA having access to state-of-the-art facilities and coaching guidance.”
Madi was picked to play for the Senior Wales women in the A team Home Internationals in 2020 but, unfortunately, the fixtures were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
She gained a Full Athletic Blue from the University of Bath and, in her final year, was chosen as captain of the women’s lacrosse team.
She was also Chair of the University of Bath Lacrosse Club and sat as the student representative on the National Lacrosse Committee.
Her former House Parent at Monmouth School for Girls, Ms Julie Ann Morse, said: “We are so pleased and proud of Madi’s achievements both on a sporting and personal level.
“She always showed such commitment and dedication to her sporting pursuits and we are extremely lucky to have played a small part in helping her to achieve success both on the field and in the classroom.”
Madi said: “I will continue to train with Wales and make progress towards the Senior World Cup in Maryland, USA, which has been postponed until the summer of 2022.
“I am looking forward to furthering my lacrosse abilities and, hopefully, I will come back from the USA a stronger player who can aid the Wales lacrosse team in their goals over future years.”