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SPARKS, Md. — Head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller has named 36 players that have been selected to the training team for the 2019 U.S. Women’s U19 National Team. The players were selected from the 110 players that participated in a three-day tryout that concluded Sunday at US Lacrosse headquarters.
“Obviously it’s bittersweet because there’s so much talent at this tryout,” said Amonte Hiller, the head coach at Northwestern University, a National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee and a three-time U.S. World Cup team member. “It’s hard to let some of those kids go because there was such a depth of the talent pool — to have 500 kids apply and to just see how strong the drills and scrimmages and everything we did this weekend was.
“I’m really excited for the group that got selected. They really were dynamic. They were coachable. We were looking for players that could really work together and I think they distinguished themselves with those characteristics. We’re really pleased to be able to invite them to be a part of this special experience.”
The roster includes 12 attackers, 13 midfielders, eight defenders and three goalies, features players from 11 different states, and spans four graduating classes.
The first training weekend for the team will be held Oct. 5-8 at the Team USA Fall Classic in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Senior Teams at US Lacrosse.
The 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s U19 World Championship will be held Aug. 1-10, 2019 in Peterborough, Canada.
The United States has won four of the six previous FIL Women’s U19 championships held (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) while Australia (1995) and Canada (2015) have each won once.
The U.S. women’s national team trains and plays using best-in-class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), Brine (equipment), STX (equipment), SISU Guard (mouthguards) and The Pearl by Guardian (balls). In addition to these partners, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Greenfields, Nationwide and MedStar Sports Medicine are official sponsors of Team USA. Team training is also aided by products from DJO Global, Motive Pure, NormaTec Recovery and Athletic Republic.
Follow the team on social media @USLacrosse and @USAWLAX.
The 36 players named to the training team:
|Madison Ahern||A||Cohasset, Mass.||Notre Dame Academy '19||Mass Elite||Notre Dame (verbal)|
|Erin Bakes||A||Miami, Fla.||Ransom Everglades '18||Lax Maniax||USC|
|Shannon Berry||D||East Setauket, N.Y.||Ward Melville '18||Long Island Top Guns||Princeton|
|Shannon Boyle||D||Huntington, N.Y.||St. Anthony's 17||Long Island Top Guns||Hofstra|
|Kari Buonanno||M||Providence, R.I.||Moses Brown '19||Mass Elite||Princeton (verbal)|
|Kasey Choma||M||Manorville, N.Y.||Eastport South Manor '19||Long Island Yellow Jackets||Notre Dame (verbal)|
|Amanda Cramer||M||Manlius, N.Y.||Fayetteville-Manlius '18||Outlaw Ladies||Northwestern|
|Sophia DeRosa||M||Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.||Cold Spring Harbor '18||Long Island Yellow Jackets||Brown|
|Katie DeSimone||A||Bay Shore, N.Y.||St. Anthony's '20||Legacy|
|Katie Detwiler||D||Devon, Pa.||Archbishop John Carroll '18||Phantastix||Loyola|
|Sophia DiCenso||M||Foxboro, Mass.||Foxboro '19||Mass Elite||Richmond (verbal)|
|Olivia Dirks||M||Wayne, Pa.||Episcopal Academy '19||Phantastix||Penn State (verbal)|
|Madison Doucette||G||West Chester, Pa.||Unionville '18||Ultimate||Northwestern|
|Brianne Gross||D||El Dorado Hills, Calif.||Oakridge '18||Tenacity||Vanderbilt|
|Rachel Hall||G||Cypress, Texas||Cypress Woods '18||Tenacity Houston||Oregon|
|Elle Hansen||M||Cohasset, Mass.||Cohasset '18||Mass Elite||Northwestern|
|Jane Hansen||A||Cohasset, Mass.||Cohasset '19||Mass Elite||Northwestern (verbal)|
|Hannah Heller||M||Babylon, N.Y.||West Babylon '19||Long Island Top Guns||Massachusetts (verbal)|
|Elizabeth Hillman||M||Fallston, Md.||Bel Air '18||Skywalkers||North Carolina|
|Leah Holmes||A||Larchmont, N.Y.||Hackley '20||Snipers Elite|
|Kimber Hower||G||Sandy, Utah||Brighton '18||212||North Carolina|
|Ashley Humphrey||A||Darien, Conn.||Darien '20||CT Grizzlies||Stanford (verbal)|
|Nicole Humphrey||A||Darien, Conn.||Darien '19||CT Grizzlies||North Carolina (verbal)|
|Emma Jaques||D||Darien, Conn.||Darien '18||CT Grizzlies||Northwestern|
|Madeleine Jenner||A||Annapolis, Md.||McDonogh '18||M&D||Duke|
|Hannah Leubeucker||A||Forest Hill, Md.||Home school '19||Skywalkers||Maryland (verbal)|
|Michaela McMahon||M||Bardonia, N.Y.||Saddle '18||Building Blocks Lacrosse||Penn|
|Alexandra Murphy||D||Wantagh, N.Y.||Wantagh '17||Long Island Yellow Jackets||Massachusetts|
|Brooklyn Neumen||D||Rockford, Mich.||Rockford '18||Coppermine||North Carolina|
|Allison Palermo||D||Seaford, N.Y.||Seaford '17||Team Elevate||Northwestern|
|Olivia Rubin||M||Lutherville-Timonium, Md.||Bryn Mawr '18||Towson LC||Duke|
|Emma Schettig||M||Woodbine, Md.||McDonogh '19||M&D||Maryland (verbal)|
|Morgan Schwab||A||Fairport, N.Y.||Fairport '20||Monster Elite||Virginia (verbal)|
|Belle Smith||M||Westhampton Beach, N.Y.||Westhampton Beach '20||Long Island Yellow Jackets||Boston College (verbal)|
|Greta Stahl||A||Penn Valley, Pa.||Harriton '18||Quaker City||Northwestern|
|Caitlyn Wurzburger||A||Delray Beach, Fla.||American Heritage School '20||Florida Select||Syracuse (verbal)|