BALTIMORE - At the conclusion of a three-day tryout featuring more than 80 of the top women's lacrosse players in the country, US Lacrosse has announced the 36-player roster for the 2011-12 U.S. women's national senior team. This team will lay the foundation for the 2013 team that will compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
This team will come together for several events this year including: Stars & Stripes Weekend in October, Champion Challenge in January and conduct numerous national team player clinics throughout the year at various places around the country.
The following players have been named to the 2011-12 Team USA:
Name - Hometown, State, College
Sarah Albrecht - Braintree, Mass., Northwestern '06
Amy Altig - Severna Park, Md., James Madison '05
Casey Ancarrow - Jarrettsville, Md., James Madison '13
Kelly Berger - Columbia, Md., James Madison '07
Sarah Bullard - Needham, Mass., Duke '11
Kara Cannizzaro - Cazenovia, N.Y., North Carolina '13
Ally Carey - Bel Air, Md., Vanderbilt '12
Kristen Carr - Baltimore, Md., North Carolina '10
Corey Donohoe - Jarrettsville, Md., North Carolina '11
Katrina Dowd - Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Northwestern '10
Danielle Etrasco - Massapequa, N.Y., Boston University '13
Amber Falcone - Westminster, Md., North Carolina '09
Molly Ford - Reisterstown, Md., Georgetown '10
Grace Golden - Manhasset, N.Y., William & Mary '11
Katie Hertsch - Westminster, Md., Hofstra '11
Megan Huether - Lutherville, Md., Duke '06
Kristin Igoe - Framingham, Mass., Boston College '11
Ashby Kaestner - Trappe, Md., Georgetown '10
Erica LaGrow - Skaneateles, N.Y., North Carolina '08
Kendall McBrearty - Alexandria, Va., Virginia '08
Caitlyn McFadden - Phoenix, Md., Maryland '10
Holly McGarvie - Medford, N.J., Princeton '09
Lindsey Munday - Mountain Lakes, N.J., Northwestern '06
Gina Oliver - Pottstown, Pa., Ohio State '05
Brittany Poist - Hampstead, Md., Maryland '11
Katie Rowan - Delmar, N.Y., Syracuse 09
Jennifer Russell - Andover, Mass., North Carolina '10
Katie Schwarzmann - Sykesville, Md., Maryland '13
Lauren Schwarzmann - Sykesville, Md., Johns Hopkins '08
Shannon Smith - West Babylon, N.Y., Northwestern '12
Danielle Spencer - Rochester, N.Y., Northwestern '10
Taylor Thornton - Dallas, Texas, Northwestern '13
Michelle Tumolo - Mullica Hill, N.J., Syracuse '13
Acacia Walker - Sherwood Forest, Md., Maryland '05
Devon Wills - Denver, Colo., Dartmouth '06
Laura Zimmerman - Syracuse, N.Y., North Carolina '12
"We're really excited about the team we put together," Head Coach Ricky Fried said. "The athleticism of each player individually and of the group of 36 collectively is just remarkable. We're really looking forward to getting the squad together in October to begin putting the pieces together and laying the foundation for the 2013 FIL World Cup."
"This was the hottest tryout we've had, and the players did not let that stand in their way," National Teams Program Director Nathaniel Badder said. "They battled all weekend. The level of play on the field was just outstanding. It's comforting to see so many returning players come back and exciting to see so many new players join the group. It will be a lot of fun to see them come together and play as one team in the year ahead."
The team's next training session is at the US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes Weekend in October.
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 lacrosse teams.
deBeer is the exclusive equipment sponsor and Champion is the official apparel sponsor of the U.S. women's national teams, and both Marriott and Nationwide also sponsor U.S. National Teams program.