BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse has announced that Krystin Porcella, a former U.S. U19 team assistant coach and the current head coach at The John Carroll School (Md.), will serve as the head coach for the U.S. U19 women’s lacrosse team that will compete in the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Göttingen, Germany.

Porcella was an assistant coach for the 2007 U.S. team that won the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations (one of two organizations that merged to form the FIL) World Championship in Ontario, Canada.

Porcella has had a successful career as a high school lacrosse coach at John Carroll, winning the 2007 and 2008 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland conference championships and earning Coach of the Year honors for both of those seasons. Prior to coaching at John Carroll, Porcella served as assistant coach at her alma mater, Loyola University (Md.) from 2000-2004. Porcella also serves on several boards including the Greater Baltimore Chapter of US Lacrosse and Lax for Leukemia. She is also a certified US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaching Education Program trainer.

"US Lacrosse and our Women’s Division Board of Governors are very enthusiastic about the appointment of Krystin Porcella as the 2011 U.S. U19 women’s national team head coach," said Ann Kitt Carpenetti, Women’s Division director for US Lacrosse. "We feel very confident that Krystin is the right person to lead our quest to win the gold again."

"I am truly honored to be selected as the U.S. U19 head women’s lacrosse coach by US Lacrosse," said Porcella. "The experience of being an assistant coach of the 2007 gold medal team was a truly special experience and I look forward to maintaining that high level of lacrosse. We have a great challenge in front of us as we set our goal on winning the 2011 FIL gold medal, and I am very excited to start putting the pieces together to accomplish that goal. Over the next couple of months we will be working hard putting together the best coaching staff and talent to represent the United States in Germany in 2011."

The U.S. U19 women’s national lacrosse team won gold in the prior three IFWLA World Cups in 2007, 2003 and 1999. The program’s only loss was in its inaugural outing at the IFWLA World Cup in 1995, where U.S. fell runner-up to Australia with a score of 5-4.

US Lacrosse is now soliciting applications for the assistant coaches for the 2011 team. Individuals who wish to apply should email a cover letter, a resume and three references, including contact information, to Nathaniel Badder, Director of National Teams, at [email protected] by February 28, 2010. Regional first-round tryouts for the team will begin in spring 2010, will continue through the Women’s Division National Tournament from May 29-30, and will conclude at UMBC from August 1-3. More information about the tryout process can be found at

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