Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/12/18
From US Lacrosse
Head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller has named 36 players that have been selected to the training team for the 2019 U.S. Women’s U19 National Team. The players were selected from the 110 players that participated in a three-day tryout that concluded Sunday at US Lacrosse headquarters.
The 36 members include goalie Madison Doucette (Unionville, 2018, Northwestern), midfielders Katie Detwiler (Archbishop Carroll, 2018, Loyola), Olivia Dirks (Episcopal Academy, 2019, Penn State) and Greta Stahl (Harriton, 2018, Northwestern).
“Obviously it’s bittersweet because there’s so much talent at this tryout.,” said Amonte Hiller, the head coach at Northwestern University, a National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee and a three-time U.S. World Cup team member. “It’s hard to let some of those kids go because there was such a depth of the talent pool — to have 500 kids apply and to just see how strong the drills and scrimmages and everything we did this weekend was.
“I’m really excited for the group that got selected. They really were dynamic. They were coachable. We were looking for players that could really work together and I think they distinguished themselves with those characteristics. We’re really pleased to be able to invite them to be a part of this special experience.”
The roster includes 12 attackers, 13 midfielders, eight defenders and three goals, features players from 11 different states, and spans four graduating classes.
The first training weekend for the team will be held Oct. 5-8 at the Team USA Fall Classic in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Senior Teams at US Lacrosse.
The 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s U19 World Championship will be held Aug. 1-10, 2019 in Peterborough, Canada.
The United States has won four of the six previous FIL Women’s U19 championships held (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) while Australia (1995) and Canada (2015) have each won once.
The 36 players named to the training team (more detailed information including club and college affiliations can be found at teamusa.uslacrosse.org):
Name Position Hometown High School (Grad Year)
Madison Ahern Attack Cohasset, Mass. Notre Dame Academy ‘19
Erin Bakes Attack Miami, Fla Ransom Everglades ‘18
Shannon Berry Defense East Setauket, N.Y. Ward Melville ‘18
Shannon Boyle Defense Huntington, N.Y. St. Anthony’s ’17 (Hofstra)
Kari Buonanno Midfield Providence, R.I. Moses Brown School ‘19
Kasey Choma Midfield Manorville, N.Y. Eastport South Manor ‘19
Amanda Cramer Midfield Manlius, N.Y. Fayetteville Manlius ‘18
Sophia DeRosa Midfield Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. Cold Spring Harbor ‘18
Katie DeSimone Attack Bay Shore, N.Y. St. Anthony’s ‘20
Katie Detwiler Defense Devon, Pa. Archbishop John Carroll ‘18
Sophia DiCenso Midfield Foxboro, Mass. Foxboro ‘19
Olivia Dirks Midfield Wayne, Pa. Episcopal Academy ‘19
Madison Doucette Goalie West Chester, Pa. Unionville ‘18
Brianne Gross Defense El Dorado Hills, Calif. Oak Ridge ‘18
Rachel Hall Goalie Cypress, Texas Cypress Woods ‘18
Elle Hansen Midfield Cohasset, Mass. Cohasset ‘18
Jane Hansen Attack Cohasset, Mass. Cohasset ‘19
Hannah Heller Midfield Babylon, N.Y. West Babylon ‘19
Elizabeth Hillman Midfield Fallston, Md. Bel Air ‘18
Leah Holmes Attack Larchmont, N.Y. Hackley ‘20
Kimber Hower Goalie Sandy, Utah Brighton ‘18
Ashley Humphrey Attack Darien, Conn. Darien ‘20
Nicole Humphrey Attack Darien, Conn. Darien ‘19
Emma Jaques Defense Darien, Conn. Darien ‘18
Madeleine Jenner Attack Annapolis, Md. McDonogh School ‘18
Hannah Leubecker Attack Forest Hill, Md. Home school ‘19
Michaela McMahon Midfield Bardonia, N.Y. Saddle ‘18
Alexandra Murphy Defense Wantagh, N.Y. Wantagh ’17 (Massachusetts)
Brooklyn Neumen Defense Rockford, Mich. Rockford ‘18
Allison Palermo Defense Seaford, N.Y. Seaford ’17 (Northwestern)
Olivia Rubin Midfield Lutherville, Md. Bryn Mawr School ‘18
Emma Schettig Midfield Woodbine, Md. McDonogh ‘19
Morgan Schwab Attack Fairport, N.Y. Fairport ‘20
Isabelle (Belle) Smith Midfield West. Beach, N.Y. Westhampton Beach ‘20
Greta Stahl Attack Penn Valley, Pa. Harriton ‘18
Caitlyn Wurzburger Attack Delray Beach, Fla. Amercian Heritage School ‘20