Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/12/13
From Press Release
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 2012—Georgetown, Navy, Stanford and Towson.
ESPN3 will broadcast both games on Sunday, with Team USA taking on Stanford and Towson at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md. Saturday’s games will be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
Saturday, Oct. 12 (at Navy)
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)
11 a.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Stanford (ESPN3)
12:30 p.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Towson (ESPN3)
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).
Champion is the official apparel sponsor of the U.S. women’s national teams. deBeer is the official equipment sponsor of the U.S. women’s national teams. Marriott, Nationwide and ShockDoctor are official sponsors of the U.S. National Teams Program.