Sian Keys, 36, started lacrosse at boarding school in the UK and never really stopped. This will be her 25th year playing and won't be her last.
The Auckland local is a full-time mum-of-two and also runs her own online business 'Lacrosse Downunder' selling lacrosse equipment across New Zealand and Australia.
Sian grew up in England and made her debut playing for the U19 Wales team while she was in high school. She then got selected for the Wales Women's team in 1999.
"I represented Wales in the Women's World Cup in 2005 and then again in 2009."
She then met her Kiwi husband in the UK and moved to NZ to be with him in 2011.
Since then, she has played for New Zealand in the 2013 and 2017 World Cups.
"There are lots of similarities with both teams. Both are full of hard-working dedicated teammates, passionate coaches, and a huge national pride in representing their country.
"However, New Zealand is a lot newer in lacrosse which means it doesn't quite have the same depth as other countries yet. Although it's gradually getting easier as the lacrosse message slowly gets wider."
She wouldn't pick sides when asked who she prefers playing for.
"That's a tough question."