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US Lacrosse Invites 117 For Women's U-19 Tryouts

BALTIMORE - US Lacrosse will welcome 117 of the greatest girls’ lacrosse players in the nation to the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, Pa., Aug. 12-14, to try out for the U.S. Women’s Under-19 Team that will compete for the 2003 International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) World Championship.

From the tryout, a selection committee comprised of regional representatives, individuals involved with the National Teams Program, and the U-19 coaching staff, will select a training squad from which the official 16-member roster will be determined. The training squad will be announced August 15. Wendy Kridel, head coach at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, was named the team’s head coach in October 2001.

"The players selected to the National round will provide us the best opportunity to select a competitive team capable of repeating as under-19 world champions. The tryout should be a great showcase of talent by girls’ lacrosse players from around the country," said Erin Brown, US Lacrosse Women’s Division Director. "We’re also very excited and grateful to be hosting the tryout at a great facility like the United Sports Training Center."

The 60-acre, state-of-the-art United Sports Training Center features 11 outdoor fields, including two with lights, and four indoor fields. It has hosted numerous lacrosse, soccer and field hockey events. Boasting one million visitors annually, the United Sports Training Center is within short distance of Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York.

The U.S. finished as the runner-up to Australia in the inaugural 1995 IFWLA U-19 World Championship in Haverford, Pa., but defeated the host Australians for the championship in 1999. US Lacrosse is hosting the joint IFWLA/International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) U-19 World Championships at Towson (Md.) University from June 26-July 6, 2003.

The U.S. Women’s U-19 Team Tryouts are closed to the public and the media.

US Lacrosse, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, is the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse.

2003 U.S. Women’s Under-19 Team Tryout Invitees (listed by state):

Name Position Hometown

Katie Linhares G Greenwich, Conn.

Meghan Bushnell M Madison, Conn.

Caroline Finger M Greenwich, Conn.

Jennifer Pittman M New Canaan, Conn.

Caitlin Reimers M Greenwich, Conn.

Rachel Sanford M Greenwich, Conn.

Liz Reifsnyder M Washington, D.C.

Kaitlin Swagart M Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Tapscott M Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Pierce D Wilmington, Del.

Daniella Kramer G Wellington, Fla.

Anna Glanfield M Delray Beach, Fla.

Stephanie Jaworski M Wellington, Fla.

Becky Gabelman M Duluth, Ga.

Brett Swenson M Winnetka, Ill.

Jenna McCabe A Brunswick, Maine

Courtney Drake M Falmouth, Maine

Jessica Scott M Portland, Maine

Kristen Waagbo A Ellicott City, Md.

Kirby Houck A Baltimore, Md.

Coco Stanwick A Baltimore, Md.

Kendall Thrift A Reisterstown, Md.

Jamie Hanssen D Baltimore, Md.

Norris Novak D Baltimore, Md.

Alexandra Piraino G Baltimore, Md.

Mary Minshall M Bethesda, Md.

Mollie Reese M Monkton, Md.

Jessica Allen M Monkton, Md.

Caroline Grumbine M Owings Mills, Md.

Aly Josephs M Reisterstown, Md.

Michelle DeChant M Riva, Md.

Kathryn Lindler G Severna Park, Md.

Jessica Adam M Severna Park, Md.

Brooke Shinnaberry G Millersville, Md.

Schuyler Sutton M Annapolis, Md.

Kristina Harvey A N. Falmouth, Mass.

Molly Wagner M Longmeadow, Mass.

Ashleigh Szawlowski M Leeds, Mass.

Crisitini Covucci D Concord, Mass.

Cameron Houser M Essex, Mass.

Blair Weymouth A Plymouth, N.H.

Meeghan Ford A Rochester, N.H.

Liz Gamble A Summit, N.J.

Stephanie Janice A Medford Lakes, N.J.

Jackie Kushner G Moorestown, N.J.

Lindsay Finocchiaro M Fairfield, N.J.

Leigh Jester M Ridgewood, N.J.

Anne Marchitello M Medford Lakes, N.J.

Allyson Vernon M Voorhees, N.J.

Megan Ellis M Essex Fells, N.J.

Megan Murray G Wyckoff, N.J.

Heather Schnepf D Medford Lakes, N.J.

Mandy Corry G North Caldwell, N.J.

Kerry Kelly M Roseland, N.J.

Jennifer Greenberg A Suffern, N.Y.

Krista Pellizzi A North Massapequa, N.Y.

Kim Hillier A Massapequa Park, N.Y.

Casey McGrath M Kings Park, N.Y.

Kate Breslin A Manhasset, N.Y.

Michelle Callen A Liverpool, N.Y.

Shannon Burke A Camillus, N.Y.

Alison Rogers D Cortland, N.Y.

Meaghan Fitzpatrick D Farmingdale, N.Y.

Nicole Cooper D Nesconset, N.Y.

Brittany Barry D Garden City, N.Y.

Kate Metevia D Delmar, N.Y.

Jennifer Einersen D Eastchester, N.Y.

Kristen Stone D Buffalo, N.Y.

Jenna Golden G Suffern, N.Y.

Kristen Hordy G Northport, N.Y.

Kristina Raab G Amherst, N.Y.

Marya Meyers M Ardsley-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Laura Cavallo M Bay Shore, N.Y.

Lindsay Levin M Port Washington, N.Y.

Liz Piselli M Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Katie Doolittle M Manilus, N.Y.

Lindsay Hagemann M Watertown, N.Y.

Kristin Link M Slingerlands, N.Y.

Ashley Friend M Canandaigua, N.Y.

Kate Wagoner M Delmar, N.Y.

Caroline Hines M Rye, N.Y.

Stephanie Cox A Morrisville, N.Y.

Audrey Barker D Greensboro, N.C.

Stephanie Sorenson M Raleigh, N.C.

Buffy Casto M Greensboro, N.C.

Rachel Crouch M Chapel Hill, N.C.

Lauren Traficant M Dublin, Ohio

Johna Capaldo A Chester Springs, Pa.

Megan Havrilla A Devon, Pa.

Jess Wasilewski A Paoli, Pa.

Kristin Hopson D Rosemont, Pa.

Maggie Koch G Philadelphia, Pa.

Emily Clark M Haverford, Pa.

Jess Dwinell M Cochranville, Pa.

Jessi Lieb M Villanova, Pa.

Michelle Menser M Wayne, Pa.

Catherine Somits M West Chester, Pa.

Margaux Viola M Penn Valley, Pa.

Katie Warner M Spring House, Pa.

Blair Hewes M Kennett Square, Pa.

Sarah Brock D Barrington, R.I.

Sydney Linder G Providence, R.I.

Perry Barlow M Barrington, R.I.

Jennifer Holden D Alexandria, Va.

Kathryn Tylander G Alexandria, Va.

Maisie Osteen G Charlottesville, Va.

Margaret Farland G Charlottesville, Va.

Claire Bordley M Vienna, Va.

Jennifer Hauser M Alexandria, Va.

Kathleen Miller M Alexandria, Va.

Julie Stone M Annandale, Va.

Justine Tompkins A Shoreham, Vt.

Cara McKee D Middlebury, Vt.

Jessica Verrilli M Seattle, Wash.