Team USA's Alyssa Murray is featured in the October issue of SELF magazine in the fitness section.

Murray, an STX athlete, tells Elyse Roth how her grown-up goal listed in her third grade yearbook was to become a professional lacrosse player. No such league existed back then, but Murray had her dream come true this summer playing for the Philadelphia Force in the United Women's Lacrosse League. Murray finished second on the Force in scoring with 13 goals and three assists in nine games to earn all-star honors.

Murray also talks about bouncing back from a knee injury she suffered her senior year of high school. "I wondered if I'd ever be as fast as I was," Murray said. She went on to Syracuse University and had a banner career. Murray earned first-team All-Amercia honors her last three seasons, topping 100 points all three years. She finished her career with 362 points to rank among the Top 10 in NCAA history.

Murray now has her attention focused on Team USA, which will play games against Australia, Canada, England and defending NCAA champion North Carolina during the Team USA Fall Classic on Oct. 8-9 at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. The U.S. women's team is training for the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup next summer in Guildford, England.

The October issue of SELF magazine hits newsstands on Sept. 27.

Team USA Fall Classic

The U.S. women's team will welcome top international competitors in Australia, Canada and England, along with defending NCAA champion North Carolina, to the new US Lacrosse headquarters on Oct. 8-9.

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