BALTIMORE – USC women’s lacrosse head coach Lindsey Munday and assistant coach Devon Wills were each officially selected to compete with the U.S. Women’s National Team as announced by U.S. Lacrosse on Tuesday, Jan. 29. As members of the prestigious 18-player squad, Munday and Wills will compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, July 11-20, in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Behind Munday’s guidance as team captain, the U.S. women look to defend their 2009 gold medal and earn the team’s seventh overall world title.
The team was selected from a 25-player U.S. women’s national training team roster, which was previously selected from a group of 38 players comprising the 2012-14 U.S. women’s national team. Team USA most recently competed at the Champion Challenge (Jan. 25-27), a U.S. Lacrosse event in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where Munday was named Player of the Game against the Wildcats to help her team compile a 3-0 record against Northwestern, Syracuse, and the English women’s national team.
“Today is one of the most exciting and most challenging days I’ve experienced as a coach,” said U.S. women’s national team coach Ricky Fried. “Our staff made some tough decisions in narrowing this incredible group of players down to the 18 we feel will give us the best chance to defend gold this summer, and we couldn’t be happier with the group we’ve selected. The commitment and sacrifices of all 78 players who have been a part of the U.S. women’s team program since the last World Cup has laid a strong foundation for the success we hope to realize this summer. We’re thrilled to continue working with this team to bring home a seventh gold medal for the United States.”
Team USA will reconvene for an exhibition against Team Canada at the 2013 US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament, May 24-26, at Lehigh University. After two training camps in Baltimore (June 26-July 2) and Buffalo, N.Y. (July 5-7), the team will travel to Oshawa for the World Cup.
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2013 USA WOMEN’S LACROSSE ROSTER
Katrina Dowd, Northwestern
Danielle Etrasco, Boston University %
Lindsey Munday, Northwestern *
Katie Rowan, Syracuse *
Sarah Albrecht, Northwestern *
Kelly Berger, James Madison
Sarah Bullard, Duke *^
Ally Carey, Vanderbilt ^
Kristin Igoe, Boston College
Caitlyn McFadden, Maryland *
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland %
Kristen Carr, North Carolina
Amber Falcone, North Carolina *
Holly McGarvie Reilly, Princeton *
Gina Oliver, Ohio State *
Jennifer Russell, North Carolina
Megan Huether, Duke *
Devon Wills, Dartmouth *
* 2009 U.S. women’s national team member
^ 2007 U.S. women’s national under-19 team member
% Current collegiate player