The 48-year-old, a member of eight previous US teams, will be in charge when Europe defend the trophy in Colorado on 16-18 August next year. She was an assistant to Beth Daniel in 2009 as the United States triumphed at Rich Harvest Farms near Chicago.
“It’s an absolute honour,” Mallon said. “It definitely caps off my career and I look forward to working hard on getting the cup back in US hands.”
Mallon’s boasts a 13-9-7 overall record in her eight appearances with 16½ points scored and a 5-2-1 record in singles. She has been a part of six US victories including 2009, when she served as one of Beth Daniel’s assistant captains alongside Kelly Robbins. Her 16½ points are second in US history behind Juli Inkster.