Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/20/13
From US Lacrosse
One Philly legend is leaving, and another Philly star is arriving as the United States Women’s National team gears for the Stars and Stripes weekend.
Former All-World defender Gina Oliver (Pottstown, Ohio State) is one of three US stars that is retiring from the national team, along with Megan Huether and Sarah Albrecht.
Meanwhile, four players have been added to the Team USA roster for the upcoming Stars and Stripes weekend – one being former Episcopal Academy star and Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year Taylor Trimble (Duke junior).
Trimble, Alex Aust, Taylor Cummings and Kayla Treanor will play with the U.S. women for the event, which takes place on Oct. 12 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. and Oct. 13 at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.
Treanor is a sophomore at Syracuse and Cummings is a sopphomore at Maryland. Aust just graduated from Maryland.
Trimble and Treanor also have a history with Team USA, as both played with the gold-medal winning team in the 2011 U19 World Championships in Hannover, Germany. Trimble was a captain of that team and named to the All-World team following a 14-11 win in the finals over Australia. None of the four players, however, have ever played with the senior team.
Another three-time US Lacrosse All-American, Trimble scored 37 goals this spring for Duke as a sophomore. She was the Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year in 2011 when she led EA to the Inter-Ac League championship.
At Stars and Stripes, Team USA will face four college squads in two days, taking on Navy and Georgetown on Oct. 12 before playing Stanford and Towson the following day. Admission to the games is free throughout the weekend.
Prior to the games on Oct. 12, Team USA will host a clinic for youth players in grades 3-12 from 12-2 p.m. Registration is open at uslacrosse.org/nationalteamclinics.
Oliver captured gold with Team USA twice, playing with the team from 2006-09 and then rejoining the roster in 2011 for this final run. The University of Cincinnati head coach made All-World in 2009 and led the team with 10 ground balls and seven caused turnovers this summer, earning player of the game against England in the semifinals.