Across the Pond with GW Lacrosse Alumna Mia Breheny
July 5, 2012
Throughout her career as a lacrosse player, George Washington alumna Mia Breheny (B.B.A.’10, M.T.A. ‘11) has seen the sport she loves provide her with countless opportunities. Despite being challenged with multiple injuries over the past 11 years that Breheny has spent on the lacrosse field, giving up was never an option, and she took her talents overseas to teach young female lacrosse players the same life lessons.
Perseverance has paid off for the
“I have spent almost half of my life playing lacrosse and I will never give it up,” Breheny said of her numerous injuries. “People are always amazed that I continue to play, but every injury I have faced has taught me to never give up.”
Breheny and her teammates will compete in a five-game series against GB Lacrosse, which is run by Super Series Lacrosse at the Twickenham Stoop from July 7-12 in
“This event has always been to increase international competition for elite lacrosse players and adding a new and exciting event to the international lacrosse scene,” Travis Taylor, manager of Super Series Lacrosse, said. "Mia was selected to play for The World Team because we not only look for players who compete at an elite level, but who also have an interest in promoting lacrosse.”
“The organization of lacrosse in
After earning a bachelor’s degree in business in 2010 and a master’s of tourism administration in 2011, Breheny moved overseas to begin working at the Godolphin School, a boarding and day school for girls in Salisbury, England, that is highly touted for its championship lacrosse program. In
“I am really looking forward to playing at Twickenham Stoop and having my girls cheer me on,” Breheny said. “It always feels good to have the players watch their coach.”
Breheny first found an interest in coaching overseas through the English Lacrosse Association (ELA), which serves as the
Competing with fellow NCAA Division I athletes Kate Cipolletti (Boston University), Grace Gavin (Loyola), Katie Kirk (Cornell), Brittany Poist (Maryland) and Lacrosse Honda Sports Award national player of the year Taylor Thornton of 2012 NCAA Champion Northwestern, Breheny looks forward to showing her student-athletes that lacrosse can provide them with several unique chances, both scholastically and professionally, down the road.
“Lacrosse has given me countless opportunities throughout my life,” said Breheny. “Earning a master’s from GW, living in