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About Team USA

World Cup History

Year Location Champion Runner-Up Score
1982 Nottingham, England United States Australia 10-7 (OT)
1986 Swarthmore, Pa. Australia United States 10-7
1989 Perth, Australia United States England 6-5
1993 Edinburgh, Scotland United States England 4-1
1997 Edogawa, Japan United States Australia 3-2 (OT)
2001 High Wycombe, England United States Australia 14-8
2005 Annapolis, Md. Australia United States 14-7
2009 Prague, Czech Republic United States Australia 8-7
2013 Oshawa, Canada United States Canada 19-5

The International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) sanctioned World Cup events in 1982, 1986, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2005. The IFWLA merged with the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) in 2008 to form the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), thus unifying men’s and women’s international play under the scope of one organization. The first sanctioned FIL World Cup was in 2009.

Team USA History

The United States Women’s Lacrosse Association was established in 1931, and the first U.S. team was selected in 1933. In 1935, the U.S. sent a team to England for a tour. The sport continued to grow over the decades, with several U.S. teams traveling to both England and Australia for exhibition tours. The growth of women’s lacrosse accelerated in the 1970s with the formation of the IFWLA.

The IFWLA hosted its first world championship event in 1982. Since that time, the United States has been the most successful country on the international stage. The U.S. has won seven of the nine World Cups contested and finished as the runner-up at the other two championships.

US Lacrosse coordinates all aspects of the U.S. Women's National Team program.

FIL World Champions

Team USA regained the gold by downing Australia 8-7 in the championship game in Prague, Czech Republic. Devon Wills made seven saves to earn championship game MVP honors and Caroline Cryer had three goals. Sarah Albrecht, Amber Falcone, Kristen Kjellman, Lindsey Munday and Gina Oliver were named to the all-world team.

Roster

2009 U.S. Women's National Team Roster
No. Name Pos. Hometown College
1 Amber Falcone D Westminster, Md. North Carolina '09
2 Sarah Albrecht M Braintree, Mass. Northwestern '06
3 Devon Wills GK Denver, Co. Dartmouth '06
4 Michi Ellers M Swarthmore, Pa. Georgetown, '04
7 Holly McGarvie A Medford, N.J. Princeton '09
8 Caitlyn McFadden M Phoenix, Md. Maryland '10
9 Lindsey Munday A Mountain Lakes, N.J. Northwestern '06
12 Michele DeJuliis M Baltimore, Md. Penn State '98
13 Acacia Walker M Sherwood Forest, Md. Maryland '05
14 Gina Oliver D Pottstown, Pa. Ohio State '05
17 Caroline Cryer A Centennial, Colo. Duke '09
18 Katie Chrest M Hampstead, Md. Duke '06
19 Sarah Bullard M Needham, Mass. Duke '11
21 Katie Rowan A Delmar, N.Y. Syracuse '09
27 Whitney Douthett M Newtown, Pa. Dartmouth '07
28 Erica LaGrow M Skaneateles, N.Y. North Carolina '08
33 Kristen Kjellman M Westwood, Mass. Northwestern '07
44 Megan Huether GK Lutherville, Md. Duke '06

Captain: Michele DeJuliis
All-World Team: Sarah Albrecht, Amber Falcone, Kristen Kjellman, Lindsey Munday, Gina Oliver

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Sue Heether
Assistant Coaches: Mac Ford, Ricky Fried, Jennifer Ulehla
Manager: Wendy Stone
Trainer: Michael Cantele

IFWLA World Runner-up

Team USA attempted to become the first country to win the World Cup on home soil, but it wasn't to be, as Jen Adams led Australia to a 14-7 victory. At that time, the 6,820 spectators in Annapolis, Md. were the largest crowd to watch a women's lacrosse game in the U.S. The two teams had tied the round-robin game 7-7, but the Aussies used a five-goal spurt in the first half to gain momentum in the title tilt and the U.S. was unable to recover. Kelly Amonte Hiller, Quinn Carney, Joanne Connelly and Jess Wilk were named to the all-world team.

Roster

2005 U.S. Women's National Team Roster
No. Name Pos. College
2 Lauren Aumiller A/M Virginia '03
3 Kelly Amonte Hiller *^ M Maryland '96
5 Rachael Becker D Princeton '03
7 Joanne Connelly *^ D Penn State '96
8 Bonnie Rosen *^ D Virginia '93
9 Sarah (Downing) Nelson *^ M Harvard '94
10 Kristin Sommar * M Maryland '00
12 Danielle Gallagher *^# A William & Mary '89
13 Crista Samaras * M Princeton '99
15 Quinn Carney * M Maryland '01
16 Kara (Ariza) Cooke * M/D Virginia '98
17 Kate Kaiser M Duke '03
18 Cherie Greer *^# M Virginia '94
19 Jess Wilk *^# GK Maryland '90
22 Randall Goldsborough * M Maryland '96
24 Chris Lindsey GK Georgetown '98

* Member of 2001 U.S. Women’s National Team
^ Member of 1997 U.S. Women’s National Team
# Member of 1993 U.S. Women’s National Team

Captains: Cherie Greer, Jess Wilk
All-World Team: Quinn Carney, JoAnn Connelly, Kelly Amonte Hiller, Jess Wilk
Alternates: Amy Appelt, Katie Chrest, Michele DeJuliis, Lucy (Small) DeStefano, Sue Heether, Alex Kahoe, Christine (Jenkins) Kemezis, Acacia Walker

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Sue Stahl (Old Dominion)
Assistant Coach: Heather Dow (Virginia)
Manager: Kathleen Geiger
Trainer: Sandra P. Worth

IFWLA World Champions

Team USA had it smoothest run to a World Cup, outscoring its opponents 92-21, including a 14-8 victory over Australia in the championship game in High Wycombe, England. The U.S. had beaten Australia 7-5 in pool play, and fell behind 2-0 in the championship game, but then scored the first four goals of the second half to pull away. Cherie Greer was named the MVP of the championship match for the second straight year.

Roster

2001 U.S. Women's National Team Roster
No. Name Pos. College
3 Kelly Amonte Hiller* M Maryland
7 Joanne Connelly* D Penn State
8 Bonnie Rosen* D Virginia
9 Sarah Nelson* M Harvard
10 Kristin Sommar M Maryland
11 Christie Jenkins M Maryland
12 Danielle Gallagher*^ A William & Mary
14 Erin Brown* A Maryland
15 Quinn Carney M Maryland
16 Kara Ariza M Virginia
18 Cherie Greer*^ M Virginia
19 Jess Wilk*^ GK Maryland
21 Michele Uhlfelder* A Maryland
22 Randall Flynn M Maryland
23 Crista Samaras A Princeton
25 Sue Heether*^ GK Loyola

* Member of 1997 U.S. World Cup Team
^ Member of 1993 U.S. World Cup Team

Captains: Cherie Greer, Jess Wilk
World Cup MVP: Cherie Greer

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Sue Stahl (Old Dominion)
Assistant Coach: Heather Dow (Virginia)

IFWLA World Champions

Playing before large crowds in Edogawa, Japan, Team USA once again reigned victorious, beating rival Australia 3-2 in overtime, as Amory Rowe scored on a rebound in sudden death. Sue Heether made seven second half saves while holding Australia scoreless in the second half and Cherie Greer was named the player of the tournament.

Roster

1997 U.S. Women's National Team Roster
No. Name Pos. College
2 Maureen Scott D Maryland
3 Kelly Amonte M Maryland
4 Jess Wilk* GK Maryland
7 Joanne Connelly M Penn State
8 Bonnie Rosen D Virginia
9 Sarah Nelson A/M Harvard
12 Danielle Gallagher* A William & Mary
14 Erin Brown A/M Maryland
15 Robyn Nye D Virginia
17 Kathleen Geiger*^ A Temple
18 Cherie Greer* M Virginia
19 Amory Rowe M Princeton
21 Michele Uhlfelder A Maryland
22 Laura Harmon Schuman M Maryland
24 Maggie Vaughan* D Harvard
25 Sue Heether* GK Loyola

* Member of 1993 U.S. World Cup Team
^ Member of 1989 U.S. World Cup Team

Captains: Kathleen Geiger, Jess Wilk
World Cup MVP: Cherie Greer

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Sue Stahl (Old Dominion)
Assistant Coach: Heather Dow (Virginia)

IFWLA World Champions

Team USA defended its 1989 gold medal, topping England 4-1 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The win marked the third world title for the U.S. Women.

Roster

No. Name  Pos. College
9  Gail Cummings-Danson A Temple
30  Betsy Dougherty M Penn State
21  Julia French M Harvard
16  Danielle Gallagher A William & Mary
17  Kathleen Geiger M Temple
28  Cherie Greer M Virginia
34  Sue Heether GK Loyola
10  Jill Johnson M Ursinus
2  Mary McCarthy M Penn State
31  Mandee Moore O'Leary M Temple
12  Chris Paradis A William & Mary
23  Jen Ulehla D Maryland
29  Maggie Vaughan D Harvard
42  Jess Wilk GK Maryland
13  Julie Williams D Virginia

Captains: Betsy Williams Dougherty, Kathleen Geiger

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Sue Stahl (Old Dominion)Assistant Coach: Heather Dow (Virginia)

IFWLA World Champions

Team USA reclaimed the gold medal held by host nation Australia, defeating England 6-5 in Perth. It was the team’s second gold medal in three World Cup competitions.

Roster

1989 U.S. Women's National Team Roster
Name Pos. College
 Maggie Anderson M Massachusetts
 Sandy Bryan M Dartmouth
 Dee Cross D Shippensburg
 Fran Den Hartog A Harvard
 Betsy Dougherty A Penn State
 Heather Dow GK Virginia
 Kathleen Geiger M Temple
 Lisa Griswold M Massachusetts
 Jackie Keeley D Ursinus
 Kim Lambdin M Temple
 Mary McCarthy M Penn State
 Mandee Moore M Temple
 Chrissy Muller A Temple
 Tracy Stumpf M Maryland
 Julie Williams M Virginia
 Karen Yohannan A Delaware

Captains: Dee Cross

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Sue Stahl
Assistant Coach: Feffie Barnhill

IFWLA World Runner-up

Team USA was defeated by Australia, 10-7, in Swarthmore, Pa.

Roster

Name Pos. College
Maggie Anderson M Massachusetts
Sandy Bryan M Dartmouth
Sandy Campanaro A Maryland
Dee Cross D Shippensburg
Traci Davis M Ursinus
Julie Dayton M Longwood
Heather Dow GK Virginia
Julie Duff   William & Mary
Julie Elicker M James Madison
Fran Den Hartog A Harvard
Barbara Jordan D Penn State
Jane Koffenberger D Penn State
Maggie McInnis    
Candy Rocha M Penn State
Betsy Williams M Penn State

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Josie Harper
Assistant Coaches: Jane Miller, Sue Scheetz

IFWLA World Champions

In the inaugural IFWLA World Cup, held in Nottingham, England, Team USA defeated Australia 10-7 in overtime to claim the gold medal.

Roster

1982 U.S. Women's National Team Roster
No. Name College
1 Sue Kidder East Stroudsburg State
2 Julie Hull James Madison
4 Ellen Remsen Dartmouth
5 Sandy Lanahan Maryland
6 Leslie Blankin Lane Hollins
7 Jane Diamond Barbieri West Chester
8 Lynn Cox West Chester
9 Sandra Kay Hoody Towson
10 Robin Altorfer West Chester
12 Fran Den Hartog Harvard
13 Sue Billheimer Bridgewater
14 Anne Brooking Delaware
15 Sandy Bryan Dartmouth
16 Michele LeFevre West Chester

Captain: Jane Diamond Barbieri

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Jackie Pitts
Assistant Coach: Josie Harper

Team USA Individual Records

Records prior to 2001 are incomplete. Records from previous years are listed when available. Updated July 26, 2013.

Goals

8 • Katie Rowan vs. Canada, 2013 (gold medal game)
7 • Karen Yohannan vs. Scotland, 1989
6 • Katrina Dowd vs. Australia, 2013
6 • Lindsey Munday vs. Japan, 2009
6 • Quinn Carney vs. Canada, 2005
5 • accomplished 9 times, most recently by Danielle Etrasco vs. Haudenosaunee, 2013

Assists

7 • Lindsey Munday vs. Ireland, 2009
6 • Danielle Gallagher vs. Czech Republic, 2005
5 • Katie Rowan vs. England, 2009 (semifinal game)
5 • Katie Rowan vs. Haudenosaunee, 2013
5 • Katie Rowan vs. Ireland, 2009
5 • Lindsey Munday vs. Japan, 2009
5 • Kelly Amonte Hiller vs. Wales, 2001
5 • Quinn Carney vs. Canada, 2001
5 • Danielle Gallagher vs. Canada, 2001
5 • Kelly Amonte Hiller vs. Canada, 2001

Points

11 • Lindsey Munday vs. Japan, 2009
10 • Katie Rowan vs. Canada, 2013 (gold medal game)
9 • Lindsey Munday vs. Ireland, 2009
9 • Kelly Amonte Hiller vs. Wales, 2001
8 • Katie Rowan vs. England, 2009 (semifinal game)
8 • Katie Rowan vs. Ireland, 2009
7 • accomplished 12 times, most recently by Katrina Dowd vs. Australia, 2013

Saves

11 • Sue Heether vs. Australia, 1997 (championship game)
9 • Jess Wilk vs. Australia, 2005 (pool play game)
8 • Devon Wills vs. Australia, 2009 (championship game)
8 • Jess Wilk vs. England, 1993

Goals

26 • Katrina Dowd, 2013
24 • Quinn Carney, 2005
20 • Lauren Aumiller, 2005
19 • Katie Rowan, 2013
19 • Caroline Cryer, 2009
17 • Danielle Etrasco, 2013
17 • Kristen Kjellman, 2009
16 • Lindsey Munday, 2009
14 • Sarah Albrecht, 2009
14 • Kathleen Geiger, 1993

Assists

20 • Lindsey Munday, 2009
20 • Katie Rowan, 2009
15 • Katie Rowan, 2013
15 • Danielle Gallagher, 2005
15 • Kelly Amonte Hiller, 2001
14 • Lindsey Munday, 2013
12 • Caroline Cryer, 2009
11 • Crista Samaras, 2005
10 • Katrina Dowd, 2013
10 • Gail Cummings-Danson, 1993

Points

37 • Lindsey Munday, 2009
36 • Katrina Dowd, 2013
34 • Katie Rowan, 2013
33 • Katie Rowan, 2009
31 • Caroline Cryer, 2009
29 • Quinn Carney, 2005
28 • Kelly Amonte Hiller, 2001
23 • Lindsey Munday, 2013
23 • Kristen Kjellman, 2009
23 • Crista Samaras, 2005

Saves

50 • Heather Dow, 1989
42 • Sue Heether, 1997
27 • Devon Wills, 2009
26 • Jess Wilk, 2005
20 • Chris Lindsey, 2005
15 • Jess Wilk, 2001

Save Percentage

82.0 • Heather Dow, 1989 (50 saves, 11 GA)
79.2 • Sue Heether, 1997 (42 saves, 11 GA)
71.4 • Jess Wilk, 1993 (15 saves, 6 GA)
70.0 • Jess Wilk, 1997 (14 saves, 6 GA)
60.0 • Jess Wilk, 2001 (15 saves, 10 GA)
55.6 • Chris Lindsey, 2005 (20 saves, 16 GA)

Goals Against Average

2.06 • Jess Wilk, 1993 (175 min, 6 GA)
2.38 • Sue Heether, 1993 (126 min, 5 GA)
2.57 • Heather Dow, 1989 (257 min, 11 GA)
3.14 • Sue Heether, 1997 (210 min, 11 GA)
3.33 • Jess Wilk, 2001 (180 min, 10 GA)
3.67 • Sue Heether, 2001 (180 min, 11 GA)
3.67 • Jess Wilk, 1997 (98 min, 6 GA)
4.15 • Chris Lindsey, 2005 (231 min, 16 GA)
6.04 • Jess Wilk, 2005 (248 min, 25 GA)

Goals

37 • Quinn Carney (2001, 2005)
35 • Kelly Amonte Hiller (1997, 2001, 2005)
33 • Kathleen Geiger (1989, 1993, 1997)
32 • Katie Rowan (2009, 2013)
32 • Danielle Gallagher (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
26 • Katrina Dowd (2013)
26 • Lindsey Munday (2009, 2013)
26 • Cherie Greer (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
22 • Sarah Albrecht (2009, 2013)
22 • Crista Samaras (2001, 2005)

Assists

35 • Katie Rowan (2009, 2013)
34 • Lindsey Munday (2009, 2013)
32 • Kelly Amonte Hiller (1997, 2001, 2005)
32 • Danielle Gallagher (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
16 • Crista Samaras (2001, 2005)
16 • Betsy Dougherty (1986, 1989, 1993)
12 • Caroline Cryer (2009)
12 • Quinn Carney (2001, 2005)
12 • Amanda O’Leary (1989, 1993)

Points

67 • Katie Rowan (2009, 2013)
67 • Kelly Amonte Hiller (1997, 2001, 2005)
64 • Danielle Gallagher (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
60 • Lindsey Munday (2009, 2013)
49 • Quinn Carney (2001, 2005)
44 • Kathleen Geiger (1989, 1993, 1997)
38 • Crista Samaras (2001, 2005)
37 • Cherie Greer (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
36 • Katrina Dowd (2013)
34 • Betsy Dougherty (1986, 1989, 1993)

Saves

70 • Jess Wilk (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
53 • Sue Heether (1993, 1997, 2001)
50 • Heather Dow (1989)

Save Percentage

82.0 • Heather Dow (1989)
67.7 • Jess Wilk (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
66.2 • Sue Heether (1993, 1997, 2001)

Goals Against Average

2.57 • Heather Dow (1989)
2.78 • Jess Wilk (1993, 1997, 2001, 2005)
3.14 • Sue Heether (1993, 1997, 2001)

U.S. Women’s National Team in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Induction Year Name World Cup Teams
2012 Kelly Amonte-Hiller 2005, 2001, 1997
2011 Traci Davis 1986
2011 Sandra Lanahan Zvosec 1986, 1982
2010 Francesca S. DenHartog 1989, 1986, 1982
2010 Mary McCarthy Stefano 1993, 1989
2010 Bonnie Rosen 2005, 2001, 1997
2009 Cherie Greer Brown 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993
2009 Jess Wilk Strosberg 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993
2007 Susan K. Kidder 1982
2007 Gail Cummings-Danson 1993
2006 Danielle Gallagher 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993
2006 Sandy Bryan Weatherall 1989, 1986, 1982
2006 Jo Ann "Josie" Harper (coach) 1986, 1982
2005 Amanda Moore O'Leary 1993, 1989
2004 Jane Barbieri 1982
2004 Barb Jordan 1986
2003 Jane Miller (coach) 1986
2002 Julie R. Williams 1993, 1989
2002 Heather C. Dow 1989, 1986
2002 Sandra Kay Hoody 1986, 1982
2001 Karen Emas Borbee 1989
2001 Kathleen Geiger 1997, 1993, 1989
2000 Susan Delaney-Scheetz (coach) 1986
2000 Betsy Williams Dougherty 1993, 1989, 1986
1999 Dee Fichter Cross 1989, 1986
1999 Sue Day Stahl (coach) 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993, 1989
1998 Candace Finn Rocha 1986, 1982
1993 Jacquelin Pitts (coach) 1982