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NCAA goals leader Charlotte North signs with Athletes Unlimited lacrosse

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Charlotte North is taking her talents to Athletes Unlimited, signing a contract with the professional league for its second season of lacrosse.

The season will begin on July 21, after North – along with North Carolina standouts Ally Mastroianni and Emma Trenchard, who also signed with AU – takes the field for the United States at the World Lacrosse Women’s Championship starting this week.

North has the potential to make an impact with Athletes Unlimited from the moment she steps on the field. The NCAA all-time leader in goals with 358, the attacker was the top pick in the 2022 Athletes Unlimited lacrosse draft.

A two-time Tewaaraton award winner, North was also named the 2021 IWLCA Attacker of the Year while also helping the Eagles to their first NCAA title in 2021.

She was also recently nominated for the ESPY for Best College Athlete in Women’s Sports.

“I am thrilled to be playing alongside some of the best players in the world as part of Athletes Unlimited lacrosse with national coverage on ESPN this summer,” said North. “Playing for Boston College was an incredible experience for me and now I look forward to taking my game to the next level as part of the US National Team at the upcoming Women’s World Championship and starting my career as a professional lacrosse player with AU.”

Mastroianni and Trenchard, meanwhile, are fresh off winning an NCAA title with North Carolina this season. Mastroianni is the two-time reigning ACC Midfielder of the Year while Trenchard was named ACC Defender of the Year for the second time this year.

“Season two of Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse will set the benchmark for exciting and explosive women’s lacrosse this summer. Sixteen draftees, featuring two-time Tewaaraton Award winner Charlotte North, will join the world’s best players this summer at USA Lacrosse Headquarters,” said Abi Jackson, Athletes Unlimited’s director of sport for lacrosse. “We cannot be more excited for what’s in store for our fans and the lacrosse world in general this summer.”

The Athletes Unlimited season will run from July 21 through August 14 in Sparks, Maryland.