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US World Cup team tabs DeJuliis – owner of Ultimate Goal Club team – as its captain for 2009 tournament

Thursday, 11th June 2009

Categories Girl's/Women's, Posted 6/11/09

The U.S. World Cup team has named midfielder Michele DeJuliis (owner of Philly-based Ultimate Goal Lacrosse Club, assistant coach at Princeton) as its captain for the upcoming 2009 FIL Women’s World Cup, which commences with opening ceremonies Wednesday in Prague, Czech Republic.

DeJuliis, playing in her first World Cup after spending the last 15 years in the U.S. national teams program, will lead Team USA in its bid to recapture the gold medal. The U.S. lost to Australia in the 2005 gold medal match in Annapolis, Md.

“I don’t think any of us have seen the full potential of Michelle DeJuliis, and I don’t think we really will. I think you’ll be able to see the potential physically on the field, but to know what happens behind the scenes with people like that — she’s an irreplaceable piece that can draw so many great things out of others,” said Team USA head coach Sue Heether.

The official roster was released today as well. DeJuliis (uniform No. 12) is joined by fellow Philly players Holly McGarvie (Ultimate Goal coach and Princeton grad,uniform No. 7), Michi Ellers (Strath Haven, No. 4), Regina Oliver (Pottstown, No. 14) and Whitney Douthett (Newtown native, No. 27).

Team USA Roster

No. Name        Pos    Hometown     HS           College
1   Amber Falcone   D   Westminster, Md.   Winters Mill   North Carolina ’09
2  Sarah Albrecht  M  Braintree, Mass.  Thayer Academy  Northwestern ’06
3  Devon Wills  G  Denver, Co.  Colorado Academy  Dartmouth ’06
4  Michi Ellers  M  Swarthmore, Pa.  Strath Haven  Georgetown ’04
7  Holly McGarvie  A  Medford, N.J.  Shawnee  Princeton ’09

9  Lindsey Munday  A  Mountain Lakes, N.J.  Mountain Lakes  Northwestern ’06
12  Michele DeJuliis  M  Baltimore, Md.  Loch Raven  Penn State ’98
13  Acacia Walker  M  Sherwood Forest, Md.  Annapolis  Maryland ’05
14  Regina Oliver  D  Pottstown, Pa.  Pottstown  Ohio State ’05
17  Caroline Cryer  A  Centennial, Colo.  Cherry Creek  Duke ’09
18  Katie Chrest  M  Hampstead, Md.  Maryvale Prep  Duke ’06
21  Katie Rowan  A  Delmar, N.Y.  Bethlehem Central  Syracuse ’09
27  Whitney Douthett  M  Newtown, Pa.  Peddie School (N.J.)  Dartmouth ’07
28  Erica LaGrow  M  Skaneateles, N.Y.  Christian Bros. Acad.  North Carolina ’08
31  Sarah Bullard  M  Needham, Mass.  Buckingham, Browne & Nichols  Duke ’11
33  Kristen Kjellman  M  Westwood, Mass.  Westwood  Northwestern ’07
43  Caitlyn McFadden  M  Phoenix, Md.  Notre Dame Prep  Maryland ’10
44  Megan Huether  G  Lutherville, Md.  Maryvale Prep  Duke ’06


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