BALTIMORE – The U.S. women’s national under-19 team kicks off its training camp July 27 before leaving Sunday to compete Aug. 3-13 in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 Women’s World Championship in Hannover, Germany.
Training camp, located at Cedar Lane Regional Park in Bel Air, Md., begins at 8 p.m. today with an exhibition game versus NEMS Lacrosse. An instructional clinic with Team USA players will be held Thursday, July 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a final exhibition game Friday, July 29 against MD United will start at 7:30 p.m. Both exhibition games are free and open to the public; for park address and to register for the clinic, please visit: http://uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NationalTeams/WomensU19Team/WomensU19EveningClinic.aspx.
After training camp, Team USA looks to defend its world championship and bring home the gold. The Americans are scheduled to play five games in round-robin play Aug. 3-9 and then play in the championship or consolation bracket Aug. 10-12. The U.S. U19 women’s team game schedule:
Date – Opponent (Local Time)
Aug. 4 – Japan (5 p.m.)
Aug. 5 – Canada (3 p.m.)
Aug. 6 – Haudenosaunee (10 a.m.)
Aug. 7 – England (3 p.m.)
Aug. 9 – Australia (7 p.m.)
Aug. 10 – Quarterfinal Round (TBA)
Aug. 12 – Semifinal Round (TBA)
Aug. 13 – Bronze Medal Game (Noon); Gold Medal Game (3:30 p.m.)
For all coverage of Team USA at the FIL World Championship, be sure to check in with Lacrosse Magazine’s Clare Lochary at http://laxmagazine.com/teamusa/women/2010-11/news/index throughout the tournament.
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