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Dirks, McCool stand out during USA Blue-White exhibition at Women’s Training Camp

Thursday, 1st July 2021

Categories Girl's/Women's, International, Posted 7/1/21 – Staff Report

Olivia Dirks (Episcopal Academy, Penn State) had five draw controls and a key assist and Marie McCool (Moorestown, UNC ’18) had two goals, two assists and two draws for USA Team White to highlight Philly performers Wednesday in the USA Blue-White exhibition at USA Lacrosse’s Tierney Field in Sparks, MD.

The Blue team rallied for a 13-12 victory in the exhibition, the capper of a three-day training camp featuring 36 of the nation’s best women’s lacrosse players vying for spots on next year’s Team USA at the World Championships.

TEAM USA training camp Philly players (from left): Olivia Dirks, Sam Swart, Emily Parros and Katie Detwiler – all played with the Phantastix

The starting lineups were, for USA White, Kayla Treanor, Jamie Ortega and Charlotte North (Tewaaraton Trophy winner from Boston College, who had six goals) on attack and Ally Kennedy, Ally Mastroainni and McCool at midfield. USA Blue countered with an attack line of Kylie Ohlmiller, Izzy Scane and Sam Apuzzo and a midfield group of Dempsey Arsenault, Taylor Cummings and Sam Swart (Archbishop Carroll, Syracuse).

McCool won a draw to herself and took it all the way to score, tying the game at 11 with 13:21 remaining. USA Blue scored twice more to take a 13-11 lead, but Ally Mastroianni converted a Dirks feed to pull USA White within one with 2:58 left. The Blue Team then salted the clock.

Other Philly players at camp include Michelle Tumolo (Clearview Regional-NJ, newly-named Army coach, Syracuse, ’13, 1 draw for Team White), Katie O’Donnell (Henderson, Penn State ’18), Emily Garrity Parros (Strath Haven, North Carolina ’13), Haley Warden (Garnet Valley, James Madison ’18), Molly Hendrick (Manheim Township, North Carolina ’17) and Katie Detwiler (Archbishop Carroll, Loyola ’22, DNP due to injury).


USA Blue 3 4 1 5- 13
USA White 3 7 0 2- 12
Blue (13): Izzy Scane 3, Sam Apuzzo 2, Dempsey Arsenault 2, Lindsey McKone 2, Kylie Ohlmiller 2, Taylor Cummings 1, Kenzie Kent 1.

White (12): Charlotte North 6, Marie McCool 2, Ally Kennedy 1, Ally Mastroianni 1, Jamie Ortega 1, Kayla Treanor 1.

Blue (4): Sam Apuzzo 1, Taylor Cummings 1, Molly Garrett 1, Izzy Scane 1.

White (5): Marie McCool 2, Olivia Dirks 1, Ally Kennedy 1, Charlotte North 1.

Draw Controls
Blue (12): Dempsey Arsenault 4, Taylor Cummings 3, Lindsey McKone 3, Sam Apuzzo 2

White (16): Olivia Dirks 5, Ally Mastroianni 4, Marie McCool 2, Belle Smith 2, Kayla Treanor 2, Michelle Tumolo 1.

Blue: Caylee Waters (30 minutes, 9 saves, 10 GA), Taylor Moreno (30 minutes, 4 saves, 2 GA)

White: Liz Hogan (30 minutes, 2 saves, 7 GA), Gussie Johns (30 minutes, 6 saves, 5 GA)

Training Camp Invitations
Name Pos College

Sam Apuzzo A Boston College ’19
Dempsey Arsenault M Boston College ’19
Rebecca Block D Syracuse ’13
Kristen Carr D North Carolina ’10
Taylor Cummings M Maryland ’16
Olivia Dirks (Episcopal Academy) M Penn State ’23
Megan Douty D Maryland ’15
Molly Garrett M Michigan ’20
Molly Hendrick (Manheim Township) A North Carolina ’17
Liz Hogan G Syracuse ’11
Kelsey Huff M USC ’21
Amanda Johansen M USC ’16
Gussie Johns G USC ’18
Ally Kennedy M Stony Brook ’20
Kenzie Kent M Boston College ’19
Ally Mastroianni M North Carolina ’21
Marie McCool (Moorestown) M North Carolina ’18
Lindsey McKone A Northwestern ’20
Alice Mercer D Maryland ’16
Kerrigan Miller M USC ’20 / North Carolina (grad)
Taylor Moreno G North Carolina ’21
Charlotte North A Boston College ’21
Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) D Penn State ’18
Kylie Ohlmiller A Stony Brook ’18
Jamie Ortega A North Carolina ’21
Emily Parros (Strath Haven) M North Carolina ’13
Sydney Pirreca M Florida ’19
Rayna Sabella M Stony Brook ’21
Izzy Scane A Northwestern ’22
Belle Smith M Boston College ’24
Sam Swart (Archbishop Carroll) M Syracuse ’21
Kayla Treanor A Syracuse ’16
Emma Trenchard D North Carolina ’21
Michelle Tumolo (Clearview Regional) A Syracuse ’13
Haley Warden (Garnet Valley) M James Madison ’18

Caylee Waters G North Carolina ’17

In addition to the 36 players listed above, the following four players attend camp but were unable to participate due to injuries.

Name Pos College
Andie Aldave M Notre Dame ’21
Lizzie Colson D Maryland ’21
Katie Detwiler (Archbishop Carroll) D Loyola ’22
Emily Hawryschuk A Syracuse ’20


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