Gail Cummings-Danson is a native of Huntsville, Ontario. She played boys’ box lacrosse until 15 years of age when her father introduced her to girls’ field lacrosse through the Etobicoke program run by the Gilkinson family. She was the youngest player selected to play on Team Canada in the inaugural 1982 World Championships – age 15 when selected and just 16 during the tournament where Canada won a surprising Bronze.
Her showing in that event led to her receiving a full scholarship to Temple University a few years later where she became a three-time D1 All-American and led the school to a National Championship in her final year. She was Canada’s first full scholarship women’s player in the USA. She is the all-time leading scorer at Temple with 283 goals, 89 assists for 372 points.
Gail played for Canada in three World Championships through 1989 and then was selected to the US National Team from 1990-1993 winning one Gold Medal.
Cummings-Danson was selected to the U.S. National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2007, the Canadian National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008 and the OLA Hall of Fame in 1999.