BALTIMORE — US Lacrosse today announced the 18-player U.S. Women’s National Team that is set to compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, July 11-20 in Oshawa, Ontario. The U.S. women’s national team will look to defend its 2009 gold medal and earn its seventh overall world title.
The team was selected from a 25-player U.S. women’s national training team roster, which was previously selected from a group of 38 players comprising the 2012-14 U.S. women’s national team. Team USA most recently competed at the Jan. 25-27 Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where it compiled a 3-0 record against Northwestern University, Syracuse University and the English women’s national team.
The Team USA roster for the 2013 FIL World Cup, listed by position with collegiate affiliation and previous U.S. team experience noted:
Katrina Dowd, Northwestern
Danielle Etrasco, Boston University%
Lindsey Munday, Northwestern*
Katie Rowan, Syracuse*
Sarah Albrecht, Northwestern*
Kelly Berger, James Madison
Sarah Bullard, Duke*^
Ally Carey, Vanderbilt^
Kristin Igoe, Boston College
Caitlyn McFadden, Maryland*
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland%
Kristen Carr, North Carolina
Amber Falcone, North Carolina*
Holly McGarvie Reilly, Princeton*
Gina Oliver, Ohio State*
Jennifer Russell, North Carolina
Megan Huether, Duke*
Devon Wills, Dartmouth*
* 2009 U.S. women’s national team member
^ 2007 U.S. women’s national under-19 team member
% Current college player
“Today is one of the most exciting and most challenging days I’ve experienced as a coach,” said U.S. women’s national team coach Ricky Fried. “Our staff made some tough decisions in narrowing this incredible group of players down to the 18 we feel will give us the best chance to defend gold this summer, and we couldn’t be happier with the group we’ve selected. The commitment and sacrifices of all 78 players who have been a part of the U.S. women’s team program since the last World Cup has laid a strong foundation for the success we hope to realize this summer. We’re thrilled to continue working with this team to bring home a seventh gold medal for the United States.”
Team USA will reconvene for an exhibition against Team Canada at the 2013 US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament, May 24-26 at Lehigh University. After two training camps in Baltimore (June 26-July 2) and Buffalo, N.Y. (July 5-7), the team will travel to Oshawa for the World Cup.
For more information about the U.S. women’s national team, visit www.uslacrosse.org/uswomen. To make a secure donation to the U.S. women’s national team and help fuel their journey, visit www.uslacrosse.org/donate.
Champion is the official apparel sponsor of the U.S. women’s national teams. deBeer is the official equipment sponsor of the U.S. women’s national teams. Marriott, Nationwide and ShockDoctor are official sponsors of the U.S. National Teams Program.