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United States U-19 girls’ national team to play exhibition games tonight and Tuesday in Philly in preparation of international tournament

Monday, 27th June 2011

Categories Events, Girl's/Women's, Posted 6/27/11

The United States U-19 girls’ national team will play two exhibitions this week in Philadelphia’s suburbs as it hosts a summer skills camp and gears for the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in Hannover, Germany this August.

The squad is running a Day Camp for girls aged 6 to 14 today through Wednesday at The Hill School in Pottstown. Tonight at 6:30 at The Hill the U-19 team will play an All-Star team from the Philly-based Phantastix club team.

Parking is at the Hill School’s Center for the Arts lot.

On Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, the U-19 team will play a collection of all-stars either playing in college or recently graduated. Parking will be open in the No. 2 Lot by the EA Lower School.

That squad is expected to feature several players with Philly ties, including Duke All-American and former U-19 member Emma Hamm (Baldwin School), Duke’s Kim Wenger (Great Valley), recent Duke grad Taylor Fleming (Merion Mercy), recent Penn State grad Stephanie Ellis (Radnor), Ohio State’s Gabby Capuzzi (Archbishop Carroll), Temple’s Missy Schweitzer (Owen J. Roberts) and Syracuse’s Amy Cross (Upper Dublin).

The US U-19 team features two Philly girls, team captain and midfielder Taylor Trimble (Episcopal Academy) and goalie Allie Murray (Downingtown East).

The camp runs each day for 9 a.m.-noon and focuses on skill-building and drill work. The U19 team will be playing in the 2011 FIL tourney Aug. 3-14.

Trimble, a three-time US Lacrosse All-American midfielder, also earned Under Armour All-American this year and helped Episcopal Academy win the Inter-Ac League championship with an undefeated league mark.

Murray, a goalie, earned US Lacrosse and Under Armour All-American in helping lead the Cougars to the Ches-Mont League and District 1 championships and a berth in the state finals.


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