Team USA to Face Four College Squds in October
from Press Release
|Team USA will take the field for
the first time since winning gold in Canada in October at Stars and
BALTIMORE, Sept. 11, 2013 — Fresh off of winning the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, the U.S. Women's National Team will return to the field for the first time on Oct. 12-13 in Annapolis and Towson, Md. Over the eighth annual Stars & Stripes weekend, Team USA will face four college teams who earned NCAA tournament bids in 2013—Georgetown, Navy, Stanford and Towson.
Saturday, Oct. 12 (at Navy – Navy-Marine Corps
4 p.m. – U.S. Women's National Team vs. Navy
6 p.m. – U.S. Women's National Team vs. Georgetown
Sunday, Oct. 13 (at Towson – Johnny Unitas Stadium)
11 a.m. – U.S. Women's National Team vs. Stanford
12:30 p.m. – U.S. Women's National Team vs. Towson
Admission is free for all games through the weekend. Also on Saturday, Oct. 12, Team USA will host a clinic for youth players in grades 3-12 from 12-2 p.m. Clinic registration will be available on or about Thursday, Sept. 12 at uslacrosse.org/teamusa.
The U.S. Women claimed a record eighth FIL World Cup title with a 19-5 gold medal game win over Canada on July 20 in Oshawa, Ontario. The win capped a dominant 7-0 tournament run that saw the U.S. set World Cup records for victory margin (13.2 goals per game), goals in a tournament (127) and goals per game (18.1).
U.S. team head coach Ricky Fried, currently entering his ninth season at the helm of Georgetown's women's program, will coach against his Hoya squad, which advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2012.
Team USA will travel with its 38-player training team roster, which will include 15 members of the gold medal-winning squad. Notable returners include All-World attackers Katrina Dowd (Northwestern), Lindsey Munday (Northwestern) and Katie Rowan (Syracuse), defender Amber Falcone (North Carolina) and goalie Devon Wills (Dartmouth).