Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/6/17
From US Lacrosse
Three games from the 2017 Team USA Spring Premiere, featuring the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams, will be live streamed free of charge on www.uslacrosse.org next weekend. The event takes place January 14-15 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
The U.S. women’s team, preparing for this summer’s Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England, will play the University of Florida and the University of Notre Dame. The U.S. men’s team will play the University of Notre Dame.
The US team features South Jersey’s Michelle Tumolo (Clearview Regional, NJ/Syracuse grad, attack) and Marie McCool (Moorestown, NJ, Midfield North Carolina junior)
In addition to the games, the U.S. national teams will be conducting youth player clinics for girls (January 14) and boys (January 15). Clinic registration is available at www.uslacrosse.org/springpremiere.
This is the final opportunity for some of the players on the U.S. women’s team 25-player squad to make their case for a spot on this summer’s FIL World Cup roster. Following the event, head coach Ricky Fried will trim the roster to 20. Later this year, the staff will select 18 players and two alternates for the World Cup. The U.S. women have won the last two FIL World Cups and will be looking for a third straight title, a feat last accomplished when the U.S. women won four straight championships between 1989 and 2001.
The U.S. will face formidable opposition in Florida and Notre Dame. Florida, which played in the event last year, is coming off of an 18-2 season in which it won the Big East and lost a heartbreaking 14-13 decision to Penn State in overtime in the NCAA second round. Notre Dame went 14-7 last year, reaching the NCAA quarterfinals before falling to eventual national champion North Carolina.
This will be the third event for the U.S. men’s national team since John Danowski was named as head coach of the U.S. team for the 2018 FIL World Championship in Manchester, England. Notre Dame went 11-4 a year ago, falling to eventual national champion North Carolina in the NCAA quarterfinals. The Irish have reached NCAA championship weekend three of the last five years.
Saturday, January 14
3 p.m. (Eastern): U.S. women’s team vs. Florida
Sunday, January 15
10 a.m. (Eastern): U.S. women’s team vs. Notre Dame
1 p.m. (Eastern): U.S. men’s team vs. Notre Dame
The 2017 World Cup Training Team roster:
First Name Last Name Position College Grad Year
Alex Aust Attack Maryland 2013
Danielle Etrasco Attack Boston University 2013
Cortney Fortunato Attack Notre Dame 2017
Brooke Griffin Attack Maryland 2015
Alyssa Murray Attack Syracuse 2014
Kylie Ohlmiller Attack Stony Brook 2018
Kayla Treanor Attack Syracuse 2016
Michelle Tumolo (Clearview Regional, NJ) Attack Syracuse 2013
Sarah Bullard Midfield Duke 2011
Allyson Carey Midfield Vanderbilt 2012
Taylor Cummings Midfield Maryland 2016
Shannon Gilroy Midfield Florida 2015
Marie McCool (Moorestown, NJ) Midfield North Carolina 2018
Kelly Rabil Midfield James Madison 2007
Katie Schwarzmann Midfield Maryland 2013
Laura Zimmerman Midfield North Carolina 2012
Rebecca Block Defense Syracuse 2009
Kristen Carr Defense North Carolina 2010
Megan Douty Defense Maryland 2015
Alice Mercer Defense Maryland 2016
Jennifer Russell Defense North Carolina 2010
Courtney Waite Defense North Carolina 2015
Liz Hogan Goalie Syracuse 2011
Gussie Johns Goalie USC 2018
Devon Wills Goalie Dartmouth 2006