Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/23/22
From USA Lacrosse
Head coach Jenny Levy and her staff have named the final 18-player roster that will represent the United States in this summer’s World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship. USA Lacrosse will host the world championship from June 29 – July 9, 2022 at Towson (Md.) University.
“We are excited to announce a dynamic and talented group of women who will represent the United States in this summer’s World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship,” Levy said. “Our journey to this point has been anything but normal.
“These women possess a passion and love of lacrosse which is demonstrated through their tireless preparation, engagement and energy. Beyond their tough and inspiring on-field play, they have been true pioneers for our sport. These qualities make for an incredibly special group to take onto the world stage of competition this summer.
“We do want to thank all the players who participated in the U.S. Women’s National Team program during this cycle. They have helped build unprecedented excitement and visibility for the U.S. team that will help elevate our sport to new heights. We now shift our focus to early June when we will come together to prepare for the world championship.”
Since being named the U.S. team head coach in late 2017, Levy, also the head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at the University of North Carolina, has invited more than 70 players to a series of 10 training camps, tryouts and events to help with the evaluation process.
The final roster includes six players that helped the U.S. win the most recent world championship, which took place in 2017 in Guildford, England. Returning to go for another shot at gold are Becca Block, Taylor Cummings, Megan Douty, Marie McCool (Moorestown), Alice Mercer and Kayla Treanor. Cummings, Douty and Treanor were all named to the All-World team at the 2017 championship.
Playing in their first senior world championship for the U.S will be Sam Apuzzo, Dempsey Arsenault, Lizzie Colson, Molly Hendrick (Manheim Rownship), Liz Hogan, Ally Kennedy, Ally Mastroianni, Charlotte North, Kylie Ohlmiller, Emily Parros (Strath Haven), Emma Trenchard and Caylee Waters. Mastroianni (North Carolina), North (Boston College) and Trenchard (North Carolina) are all currently playing collegiate lacrosse and 11 players on the roster competed in the inaugural Athletes Unlimited professional lacrosse league last summer.
The U.S. has been the most dominant team in women’s world lacrosse championship history since the event was first held in 1982. The U.S. has won eight of 10 world championships, bringing home the gold medal in 1982, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2009, 2013 and 2017. The only times the U.S. failed to win the title were 1986 and 2005. The U.S. finished as the runner-up to Australia in both of those world championships.
The 2022 world championship, originally scheduled for 2021 before being delayed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, will be the first world championship contested in the United States since 2005, when the event was held at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. A record 30 nations are expected to compete at this summer’s world championship.
The U.S. is the top seed for the event and is followed by Canada, England, Australia, Scotland, Israel, Wales, New Zealand, Japan and the Czech Republic in the top 10. Full event passes, for 11 days of action featuring more than 100 games, are now on sale for just $130. Group and individual day tickets will go on sale this spring after the full schedule is announced.
In addition to the world championship, the Women’s World Festival will be held in conjunction with the event at nearby Goucher College. There are age divisions for 10U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U, 18U and 18+ teams.
The U.S. National Team trains and plays using best-in-class products from Nike Lacrosse (apparel and footwear), Game On Mouthguards and DJO (sports bracing) and best-in-class equipment from Gait, Maverik, Cascade Lacrosse and STX.
In addition to these partners, Hudl, MedStar Health, National Center for Safety Initiatives and Stryker are official sponsors of the U.S. national team program. Team training is also aided by products from Athletic Republic.
Here is the complete U.S. team roster:
Name Pos College
Sam Apuzzo A Boston College ‘19
Dempsey Arsenault M Boston College ‘19
Becca Block D Syracuse ‘13
Lizzie Colson M Maryland ‘21
Taylor Cummings M Maryland ‘16
Megan Douty D Maryland ‘15
Molly Hendrick (Manheim Twp) A North Carolina ‘17
Liz Hogan G Syracuse ‘11
Ally Kennedy M Stony Brook ‘20
Ally Mastroianni M North Carolina ‘21
Marie McCool (Moorestown) M North Carolina ‘18
Alice Mercer D Maryland ‘16
Charlotte North A Boston College ‘21
Kylie Ohlmiller A Stony Brook ‘18
Emily Parros (Strath Haven) M North Carolina ‘13
Kayla Treanor A Syracuse ‘16
Emma Trenchard D North Carolina ‘21
Caylee Waters G North Carolina ‘17