The U.S. women’s U19 lacrosse team will hold a training camp in Evanston, Ill. early next week as it gets ready for the 2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 Championship in Peterborough, Ontario.

The camp runs from July 8-10 on the campus of Northwestern University and will be highlighted by a scrimmage on July 9 against the Illinois All-Stars at 6:30 p.m. at Martin Stadium. Admission to the scrimmage is free of charge, but there is limited availability for an Ice Cream & Cupcakes social with the team and head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller immediately following the game. (See link below)

The U.S. began the process of building the 2019 U19 team in the spring of 2018 with more than 500 players applying to try out for the team. Over 100 players competed in tryouts last summer and a 36-member training team was named. Since then, the team has held three additional training weekends and Amonte Hiller named the final 18-player roster following a camp at US Lacrosse last month.

“That’s the biggest thing, getting to know each other, gelling together as a team,” Amonte Hiller told Lax Sports Network’s Travis Eldridge last month as to the goals for the team's final training events. “That’s what these next couple of weekends are about. It’s about chemistry, really gelling, meshing together and kind of getting to know what each other likes to do.”

The team will hold a final brief training camp at Niagara University before heading to Canada for the world championship. Opening ceremonies will be held on July 31, the games begin on Aug. 1 and the U.S. will have its first game on Aug. 2 when it plays Australia.

The U.S. has won four of the previous six World Lacrosse Women’s U19 Championships (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) while Australia (1995) and Canada (2015) have each won once.

Ice Cream & Cupcakes

Following the U.S. U19 game against the Illinois All-Stars join U.S. head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller and the team for ice cream and cupcakes at the Walter Athletics Center. Limited availability.

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