Head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller and her staff have selected the final roster of 18 players that will represent the United States in the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 Championship in Peterborough, Ontario this August.
The U.S. U19 team had 24 players in for a training camp earlier this month at US Lacrosse headquarters and the staff made the final cuts to get the roster down to the maximum limit of 18 players allowed under World Lacrosse rules.
“We could have picked any of these players,” said Amonte Hiller. “They’re all unbelievable with great attitudes and are just a joy to work with. This was truly a very hard decision to make. We had a lot of considerations, including our style of play and how we could be successful with our choices. The depth of talent in the United States is unbelievable. It’s been really fun to work with all of them and it’s unfortunate to see some of them go.”
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The team has two more training opportunities before the world championship — a camp at Northwestern University from July 8-10 and then a brief camp at Niagara University leading into the championship.
The World Lacrosse Women’s U19 championship runs from Aug. 1-10 with the U.S. playing its first game on Aug. 2 against Australia. The U.S. is looking to reclaim gold after a string of four straight world championships ended with a loss to Canada in the gold medal game in 2015 at the last U19 world championship in Scotland.
The U.S. has won four of the six previous World Lacrosse Women’s U19 championships (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) while Australia (1995) and Canada (2015) have each won once.
The U.S. women’s national team trains and plays using best-in-class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), Brine (equipment), STX (equipment), SISU Guard (mouthguards), The Pearl by Guardian (balls) and DJO (sports braces).
In addition to these partners, Greenfields, Krossover, MedStar Sports Medicine and Sports Performance Tracking are official sponsors of the U.S. national team program. Team training is also aided by products from Motive Pure, NormaTec Recovery and Athletic Republic.
Name Hometown High School College
Megan Carney McKinney, Texas John Paul II Syracuse ‘22
Kasey Choma Manorville, N.Y. Eastport-South Manor Notre Dame ‘23
Sophia DiCenso Foxboro, Mass. Foxboro
Madison Doucette West Chester, Pa. Unionville
Brianne Gross El Dorado Hills, Calif. Oakridge
Rachel Hall Cypress, Texas Cypress Woods Oregon ‘22
Elle Hansen Cohasset, Mass. Cohasset
Elizabeth Hillman Fallston, Md. Bel Air North Carolina ‘22
Leah Holmes Larchmont, N.Y. Hackley Northwestern ‘24
Madeleine Jenner Annapolis, Md. McDonogh Duke ‘22
Michaela McMahon Bardonia, N.Y. Saddle River (N.J.) Penn ‘22
Alexandra Murphy Wantagh, N.Y. Wantagh Massachusetts ‘21
Brooklyn Neumen Rockford, Mich. Rockford
North Carolina ‘22
Isabelle Scane Clarkston, Mich. Cranbrook Kingswood Northwestern ‘22
Emma Schettig Woodbine, Md. McDonogh Maryland ‘23
Isabelle Smith Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Westhampton Beach Boston College ‘24
Greta Stahl Penn Valley, Pa. Harriton
Caitlyn Wurzburger Delray Beach, Fla. American Heritage North Carolina ‘24