Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/3/22
From USA Lacrosse
The USA Lacrosse Spring Premiere, scheduled for Jan. 4-6 in Auburndale, Fla., has been canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19.
The event was to be a key training opportunity for the U.S. women’s national team before this summer’s world championship, highlighted by an exhibition game on Jan. 5 against England.
The decision was made by USA Lacrosse after consulting with members of the team and medical staff about issues related to the recent spike in the number of positive cases in various parts of the country, limited testing resources, the potential for quarantine situations in the event of a positive test and other factors.
“We were looking forward to this opportunity to compete, but the health and safety of our players and staff comes first,” said Skip Lichtfuss, director of national teams and high performance for USA Lacrosse.
The U.S. is aiming for its fourth straight world title after winning in 2009, 2013 and 2017. The upcoming championship was originally scheduled for 2021, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A record 30 nations are expected to compete in 2022.
England was the bronze medalist at the most recent world championship in 2017 and this is the first time the two countries have squared off since January 2019, when the U.S. won 14-8 at the Spring Premiere held at Stanford University in California.
The complete Spring Premiere roster was as follows:
2022 U.S. Women Spring Premiere Roster
Name Position College
Sam Apuzzo A Boston College ’19
Dempsey Aresenault M Boston College ’19
Becca Block D Syracuse ’13
Kristen Carr D North Carolina ’10
Lizzie Colson D Maryland ’21
Taylor Cummings M Maryland ’16
Megan Douty D Maryland ’15
Emily Hawryschuk A Syracuse ’20
Molly Hendrick (Manheim Township) A North Carolina ’17
Liz Hogan G Syracuse ’11
Amanda Johansen M USC ’16
Ally Kennedy M Stony Brook ’20
Kenzie Kent A Boston College ’19
Ally Mastroianni M North Carolina ’21
Marie McCool (Moorestown) M North Carolina ’18
Alice Mercer D Maryland ’16
Taylor Moreno G North Carolina ’21
Charlotte North A Boston College ’21
Kylie Ohlmiller A Stony Brook ’18
Jamie Ortega A North Carolina ’21
Emily Parros (Strath Haven) M North Carolina ’13
Ella Simkins M Syracuse ’20
Kayla Treanor A Syracuse ’16
Emma Trenchard D North Carolina ’21
Haley Warden (Garnet Valley) M James Madison ’18
Caylee Waters G North Carolina ’17
Kayla Wood D North Carolina ’21