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BALTIMORE, October 2, 2012 – US Lacrosse today announced that ESPN3 will broadcast the Oct. 7 exhibition between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Team Australia in Palo Alto, Calif. on the campus of Stanford University. The live broadcast will begin at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. local) and features the world’s top two lacrosse teams as part of the seventh annual US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes event. Fans can follow the Twitter hashtag #USAvAUS for news and live updates from the event.
The U.S. women’s national team will square off against Australia in their first matchup since 2009, when Team USA defeated Australia 8-7 to capture the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic. Team USA also will take on Team Canada as well as local collegiate programs Cal and Stanford. Other teams in action include Team England and Rikkyo University (Japan). A total of 18 games will be played throughout the five-day event, which is a tune-up for the 2013 FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
This marks the first time the event has been held in the state of California. Team USA players and staff with California ties include assistant coach Amy Bokker and midfielder Lauren Schwarzmann (Sykesville, Md./Johns Hopkins ’08) who are the head and assistant coaches at Stanford. Attacker Lindsey Munday (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Northwestern ’06) and goalie Devon Wills (Denver, Colo./Dartmouth ’06) are also the head and assistant coaches at USC.
For more information on the US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes event, including the full event schedule, visit www.uslacrosse.org/starsandstripes. For more information on the U.S. women’s national team program, visit www.uslacrosse.org/uswomen.
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 Shock Doctor are official sponsors of the National Teams Program.
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