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Brooke Griffin is one of 12 members of the 2017 U.S. World Cup team that will suit up for the U.S. Women's National Team in the Team USA Fall Classic against James Madison on Oct. 6.
SPARKS, Md. — It will be a mix of old and new when the U.S. Women’s National Team takes the field against James Madison in the Team USA Fall Classic at US Lacrosse headquarters on Oct. 6.
U.S. Team Head Coach Jenny Levy announced the 27-player roster that will wear the red, white and blue for the exhibition game against the defending NCAA champions, Levy’s first time coaching Team USA.
“Our coaching staff is excited for our first training camp and to coach this talented group of athletes,” Levy said. “By 2021, our goal is to work with at least 80 players to build a hardworking, exciting and cohesive team to represent the USWNT in the next World Cup.
“We are using a new process to identify our team and although change can create uncertainty, I am confident that the process will excite and energize elite players who want the opportunity to demonstrate excellence, skill, creativity and team play at the highest level.”
The 27-player roster includes 12 of the 18 players that won gold with the 2017 U.S. World Cup team, a handful of other veterans from the U.S. team program and several recent college graduates.
Returning World Cup players include Alex Aust, Becca Block, Kristen Carr, Taylor Cummings, Megan Douty, Brooke Griffin, Katie Haus, Gussie Johns, Marie McCool, Alice Mercer, Kayla Treanor and Michelle Tumolo.
Johns and McCool were both seniors in college last year and will be joined by eight other members of the Class of 2018: Kasey Behr, Sarah Brown, Kristen Gaudian, Kelly Glatthorn, Courtney Murphy, Katie O’Donnell, Kylie Ohlmiller and Shayna Pirreca.
The U.S. Women – James Madison matchup is the second game of a doubleheader at US Lacrosse on Oct. 6 featuring the reigning world and national champions. The day opens with the U.S. Men playing Yale at 12 noon. Tickets are available online with a $5 savings over the walk-up price. Proceeds benefit the U.S. National Teams Program.
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 U.S. Women’s National Team on social media: @uslacrosse and @usawlax
U.S. Women's National Team
2018 Team USA Fall Classic Roster
|Alex Aust||A||Maryland '13||Upstate (WPLL)|
|Kasey Behr||M||Virginia '18||New England (WPLL)|
|Becca Block||D||Syracuse '13||Long Island (UWLX)|
|Sarah Brown||D||Colorado '18||New York (WPLL)|
|Kristen Carr||D||North Carolina '10||Upstate (WPLL)|
|Taylor Cummings||M||Maryland '16||New York (WPLL)|
|Kelsea Donnelly||G||Towson '15||Baltimore (WPLL)|
|Megan Douty||D||Maryland '15||New England (WPLL)|
|Emily Garrity Parros||M||North Carolina '13||Philadelphia (UWLX)|
|Kristen Gaudian||A||James Madison '18||Baltimore (WPLL)|
|Kelly Glatthorn||D||Virginia Tech '18||Philadelphia (UWLX)|
|Brooke Griffin||A||Maryland '15||Baltimore (WPLL)|
|Katie Haus||M||Maryland '13||Philadelphia (WPLL)|
|Liz Hogan||G||Syracuse '11||Boston (UWLX)|
|Amanda Johansen||M||USC '16||Baltimore (WPLL)|
|Gussie Johns||G||USC '18||Philadelphia (WPLL)|
|Maddie Lesher||D||Loyola '16||Philadelphia (WPLL)|
|Marie McCool||M||North Carolina '18||Baltimore (WPLL)|
|Alice Mercer||D||Maryland '16||New York (WPLL)|
|Courtney Murphy||A||Stony Brook '18|
|Katie O'Donnell||M||Penn State '18||New England (WPLL)|
|Kylie Ohlmiller||A||Stony Brook '18||New York (WPLL)|
|Shayna Pirreca||M||Florida '18||Upstate (WPLL)|
|Danielle Spencer||M||Northwestern '10||Upstate (WPLL)|
|Kayla Treanor||A||Syracuse '16||Boston (UWLX)|
|Michelle Tumolo||A||Syracuse '13||Philadelphia (UWLX)|
|Dorrien Van Dyke||M||Stony Brook '17||Long Island (UWLX)|