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Marie McCool keeps adding to her highlight reel for U.S. lacrosse

Marie McCool has scored in every game at the world championship so far. (Ryan Hunt/Getty Images)

Marie McCool has stepped up big for Team USA lacrosse as the squad has dominated its opponents at the world championship in Towson, Maryland.

Her behind-the-back goal against Hong Kong on Tuesday made SportsCenter’s Top 10 that night. The midfielder finished with three goals, and the United States won by a staggering score of 21-0.


McCool has scored 15 goals through five games so far in the tournament to lead the team. Charlotte North, the all-time NCAA goals leader, is second on the team with 14.

“Every time I get to put on the red, white and blue — that USA jersey — I get butterflies,” McCool told the Courier-Post. “It’s just a really exciting feeling.”

The midfielder is one of six returning players from the 2017 world championship team. Team USA has won the last three championships, beating Australia in 2009 and then Canada in 2013 and 2017.

In the group stage, McCool notched three in the opening 16-11 win against Canada, three more in a 20-1 win against Scotland, four in a 16-5 win against Australia and two in a 15-9 win against England.

The win against Hong Kong was the first game of the knockout round. Team USA next will face Japan in the quarterfinals at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday on ESPN+.