Adams to assist sister with Australia's U-19 team
If you read the previous blog about Krystin Porcella being named the head coach for the United States U-19 women’s national team, you read her speculation that Jen Adams might be coaching Australia’s Under-19 team. That is true. She will assist her sister Trish Adams, the team’s head coach.
With Trish living in Australia, where she runs STX Australia, and Jen living here, where she coaches Loyola and is also involved with STX, the sisters relish the chance to work together.
"She got the job first and then she called to see if I would be interested," Jen said. "The opportunity to work with her and coach Australia is pretty incredible."
This could be bad news for the United States, because the last time the Adams sisters teamed up at the Under-19 world championships, Australia won the gold medal. That was in 1995 at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. Since that 5-4 win over the U.S., America has won all three world championships – each time over Australia in the final.
If little girls with lacrosse sticks in America want to grow up to be Jen Adams, little girls in Australia certainly must feel the same way.