BALTIMORE, USA — Team USA continue preparations for the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup with two high profiles games against top NCAA competition at US Lacrosse Spring Premiere, a four-game showcase featuring three U.S. national teams competing against top competition at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida (January 8th-10th).
The U.S. women’s and men’s senior teams and the U.S. men’s U19 team will compete at the event. The action begins on Saturday, January 9th with a doubleheader for the U.S. women’s senior team. The U.S. team, the two-time defending world champions, play the University of Florida at 3 p.m., and Syracuse University at 5 p.m.
Here’s the U.S. team by the numbers:
8: Returning players from the 2013 U.S. gold-medal winning squad: all-world goalie Devon Wills, attacker Danielle Etrasco, midfielders Sarah Bullard, Ally Carey, Kelly Rabil, Katie Schwarzmann and defenders Kristen Carr and Jen Russell.
9: Current collegians on Team USA, including two-time reigning Tewaaraton winner Taylor Cummings (Maryland) and two-time finalist Kayla Treanor (Syracuse).
36: Members of the 2015-16 U.S. women’s training team. Eighteen will ultimately be chosen to represent the U.S. for the 2017 World Cup, per FIL rules.
The schedule on Sunday, January 10th begins with the U.S. men’s team playing defending NCAA champion University of Denver at 11 a.m., followed by the U.S. men’s U19 team playing Canada’s U19 team at 1:30 p.m. in a preview between two of the top title contenders for the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship.
Single-day tickets are just $8 and $15 for the entire weekend if purchased in advance. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are also available. To purchase tickets, please visit USLacrosse.org/SpringPremiere
Spring Premiere Schedule
Saturday, January 9 at IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
3 p.m. – U.S. Women’s Senior Team vs. University of Florida
5 p.m. – U.S. Women’s Senior Team vs. Syracuse University
Sunday, January 10 at IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
11 a.m. – U.S. Men’s Senior Team vs. University of Denver
1:30 p.m. – U.S. Men’s U19 Team vs. Canada U19 Team