18 – LUCY WRAY MERCEY (C)
Height: 6’1″/186 cm
DOB: 4 February 1981
Co-captain (since 2011)… Will be playing in her 3rd World Cup, having also represented Wales in 2005 and 2009… on a gold medal at the 2008 European Championships and a silver medal at the 2012 Championships in Amsterdam… has played for Wales since 2003 and has nearly 70 caps… finished second on the team in scoring at the 2009 World Cup… also captained Wales from 2006-2007… was a member of the South East team that finished second at the inaugural Regional Tournament in 2013… was a member of the South East team that finished second at the inaugural Regional Tournament in 2013… previously represented East and won a Territorial Tournament Championship with the team in 2012… captained the Bristol University lacrosse team for 3 seasons and won a BUCS silver medal in her second year… plays club lacrosse for Harpenden, where she served as captain for 4 years… runs her own company, MBN Events, a leading supplier of high profile sporting lunches & dinners, in her day job
Off the Pitch
The thing I love most about Wales lacrosse: is being surrounded by such amazing friends and great people. The adrenalin rush of sport at the highest level!
Favourite Wales lacrosse tradition: wearing tape for matches to remind us of our core values
People who have had the greatest influence on my sports career: my dad for always supporting me throughout and never missing a game!
Food heaven: roast chicken, salad with a proper French dressing, toast and honey!
Food hell: coriander, coconut, creamy sauces and sardines!
Pre-game ritual: laying my clothes out the night before, hair braided by Mel, same hair ties, lucky charm in stick bag, write key messages on wrist, etc…
My life’s theme song: Elton John- Your Song (for Tom) and The Script & Will.I.Am- Hall of Fame
Favourite movie: Any Given Sunday
TV show I would most like to be on: Question of Sport
Hidden talent: shopping and fluent in French and Spanish
Three things I would take with me on a deserted island: husband Tom & my two French bulldogs Ella and Mechant
Favourite sport other than lacrosse: rugby!
Where I would spend £1,000: Mulberry handbag
My dream car: Aston Martin
My ideal day: at home cooking with Tom and then just chilling with the dogs
Favourite conditioning/fitness drill: sprints on a Watt Bike
Where I see myself in 10 years: with kids!