BALTIMORE – After today’s U.S. U19 women’s national team tryouts at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), US Lacrosse released the 24-player roster that will train to compete in the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 World Championships in Hannover, Germany.
US Lacrosse’s selection committee with head coach Krystin Porcella and her staff named the following to the 2011 U.S. U19 women’s national lacrosse team:
Name (Pos., Hometown, High School, Grad Yr.)
Madison Acton — M, Sudbury, Mass., Lincoln Sudbury Regional, 2012
Alyssa Blevins — D, Bel Air, Md., C. Milton Wright, 2011
Tatum Coffey — M, Toms River, N.J., Toms River North, 2011
Jennifer Cook — A, Towson, Md., McDonogh, 2011
Dene' Di Martino — M, Manorville, N.Y., Eastport South Manor, 2012
Kelsey Duryea — G, Beverly, Mass., Governor's Academy, 2012
Christine Ferguson — D, Weston, Mass., St. Paul's, 2011
Cortney Fortunato — A, Northport, N.Y., Northport, 2013
Shannon Gilroy — M, Northport, N.Y., Northport, 2011
Sally Jentis — D, Ridgewood, N.J., Ridgewood, 2011
Dani Lazo — M, Stevensville, Md., St. Mary's, 2011
Erin McMunn — A, Westminster, Md., Winter Mill, 2011
Kelly McPartland — M, Farmingdale, N.Y., Farmingdale, 2011
Allie Murry — G, Downingtown, Pa., Downingtown, 2011
Mikaela Rix — M, Garden City, N.Y., Garden City, 2011
Anna Salemo — A, Littleton, Colo., Heritage, 2011
Caileigh Sindall — D, Silver Spring, Md., Good Counsel, 2011
Brigid Smith — A, Rockville, Md., Good Counsel, 2011
Covie Stanwick — A, Baltimore, Md., Notre Dame Prep, 2011
Barbara Sullivan — D, Garden City, N.Y., Garden City, 2011
Sammy Jo Tracy — M, Bedford, N.Y., Fox Lane, 2012
Kayla Treanor — M, Niskayuna, N.Y., Niskayuna, 2012
Taylor Trimble — M, Rosemont, Pa., Episcopal Academy, 2011
Rachel Vallarelli — G, Hartsdale, N.Y., Holy Child, 2011
"We’re really excited about the talent of this group," said Krystin Porcella, head coach of the U.S. U19 women’s national team. "The level of play - physical and mental - and the athleticism of these girls was truly unbelievable all week. We can't wait to get to work this fall putting all of the pieces together."
Nathaniel Badder, US Lacrosse’s national teams program director, noted: "The purity of these tryouts was really special. More than 165 girls came from 25 different states and the selectors were from 10 different states to make it a truly national event. Seeing the extraordinary level of enthusiasm and energy throughout the week was inspiring."
The team’s next training session is at the US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes festival in Boston, Mass., Oct. 9-10.
The 2011 FIL World Championship will take place in Hannover, Germany, Aug. 3-13, 2011. In 2007, Team USA won the gold at the quadrennial event, beating Australia 18-3 in Peterborough, Ontario.
US Lacrosse is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, and is the parent organization of the U.S. men’s and women’s national lacrosse teams.
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