July 24, 2003
Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford women's lacrosse team is planning an international trip to Japan for December of 2003. The Cardinal women intend to travel to Tokyo in order to promote the growth of lacrosse internationally, to create cross-cultural ties, and to develop as lacrosse players.
The highlight of the team's 11-day trip will be on December 23 when Stanford will play versus the Japanese National Team at a tournament organized for various Japanese college and All-Star teams. Stanford also intends to hold a lacrosse clinic in Japan, and compete in several games against various Japanese teams. Also planned is an excursion to Kyoto, the cultural center of Japan, to learn about the rich history and traditions of the country.
While numerous Stanford varsity teams have gone on international trips, this will be the first for the Stanford Lacrosse program, which became varsity in 1996.
"I'm really excited to go to Japan after meeting some girls from Japan at the Stanford Lacrosse Camp," said two-year co-captain and redshirt senior Kim Cahill. "The games we're going to have to play against them will be tough, but it'll be a good challenge for us because they play a different game than we're used to."
The team is currently in the process of fundraising nearly $70,000 for transportation, lodging and food. If you would like more details about their trip, or if you would like to help them in their fundraising effort, please visit the 2003 Japan Tour Page or contact fundraising chairs TiffanyChao and KatieGrube.