Eight Tar Heels Lead Choices for US National Training Team

WASHINGTON - Eight current or former University of North Carolina lacrosse players have made the U.S. Women's National Team, more than any school in the nation. US Lacrosse released the 38-player roster for its 2014-15 team on Sunday after a three-day tryout held at Georgetown University.

The eight Tar Heels on the roster are attacker Becky Lynch (UNC class of 2012), midfielders Maggie Bill (2017), Emily Garrity (2013) and Laura Zimmerman (2012), defenders Jenn Russell (2010), Sloane Serpe (2014) and Courtney Waite (2015) and goalie Caylee Waters (2017).

Players were selected from an 81-player invite-only tryout pool and were evaluated by the U.S. Women's National Team coaching staff, led by head coach Ricky Fried, as well as several top-level college coaches. The team will train and compete in several exhibition events in the lead-up to the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's World Cup in Surrey, England. Ultimately, 18 players will represent the U.S. as the team goes for a third consecutive and eighth overall world title.

A team-high eight players are graduates of or currently play for the University of North Carolina, with the University of Maryland and Syracuse University placing seven current and former players each.

"We appreciate the tremendous effort put forth by this group of players this weekend," said Ricky Fried, head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team. "While it's always a difficult task to select from among the most decorated players in the country, we're excited to begin the process of defending the gold medal with this new group."

The team will next convene for a training weekend August 1-3 at Georgetown University.

The 38-player training team, by position with school and graduation year noted:

Attack
Alex Aust, Maryland 2013
Danielle Etrasco, Boston University 2013
Stephanie Finley, James Madison 2015
Cortney Fortunato, Notre Dame 2017
Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern 2014
Becky Lynch, North Carolina 2012
Erin McMunn, Princeton 2015
Lindsey Munday, Northwestern 2006
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse 2014
Courtney Swan, Virginia 2015
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse 2016
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse 2013

Midfield
Maggie Bill, North Carolina 2017
Sarah Bullard, Duke 2011
Taylor Cummings, Maryland 2016
Emily Garrity, North Carolina 2013
Caitlyn McFadden, Maryland 2010
Kelly McPartland, Maryland 2015
Kelly Rabil, James Madison 2007
Mikaela Rix, Boston College 2015
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland 2013
Taylor Trimble, Duke 2015
Taryn VanThof, Loyola 2015
Katie Webster, Syracuse 2014
Laura Zimmerman, North Carolina 2012

Defense
Becca Block, Syracuse 2013
Megan Douty, Maryland 2015
Elizabeth Goslee, Marquette 2016
Katie Hertsch, Hofstra 2010
Alice Mercer, Maryland 2016
Kasey Mock, Syracuse 2014
Jenn Russell, North Carolina 2010
Sloane Serpe, North Carolina 2014
Morgan Stephens, Virginia 2015
Courtney Waite, North Carolina 2015

Goalie
Liz Hogan, Syracuse 2011
Caroline Waters, North Carolina 2017
Devon Wills, Dartmouth 2006

2014-06-15



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