US Lacrosse Magazine, BALTIMORE — US Lacrosse has named 24 players to participate with the U.S. Women’s National Team on a foreign tour to England this summer. The U.S. team will travel to Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England from June 28 to July 4 and is expected to play games against England, Scotland and Wales. Surrey Sports Park is the location for the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup.
“While this selection was extremely difficult, we are very excited about the 24 players selected to represent their country this summer,” said head coach Ricky Fried. “While it is always tough to make selections with such talented players, the difficulty this time around was increased due to the effort each person made to come together to form a team. They worked hard both on and off of the field to connect and trust one another and it showed this past weekend. The touring team has a balance of veterans and rookies, all of whom posses high levels of athleticism, skill and decision making. This is another critical step towards competing in the next World Cup in 2017.”
The 36-member U.S. team competed in the Team USA Spring Premiere at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., this past weekend, defeating Florida 19-8 and Syracuse 20-8.
The 24-player roster for the tour is listed by position with school and graduation year noted:
Alex Aust, Maryland 2013
Danielle Etrasco ^, Boston University 2013
Brooke Griffin, Maryland 2015
Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern 2014
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse 2014
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse 2016
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse 2013
Sarah Bullard ^+, Duke 2011
Ally Carey ^, Vanderbilt 2012
Taylor Cummings, Maryland 2016
Shannon Gilroy, Florida 2015
Kelly Rabil ^, James Madison 2007
Katie Schwarzmann ^, Maryland 2013
Laura Zimmerman, North Carolina 2012
Becca Block, Syracuse 2013
Kristen Carr, North Carolina 2010
Megan Douty, Maryland 2015
Alice Mercer , Maryland 2016
Jen Russell ^, North Carolina 2010
Sloane Serpe, North Carolina 2014
Courtney Waite, North Carolina 2015
Liz Hogan, Syacuse 2011
Caylee Waters, North Carolina 2017
Devon Wills ^+, Dartmouth 2006
^ Member of World Champion 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team
+ Member of World Champion 2009 U.S. Women’s National Team
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