Nation United Summit and Play Day Returns to USA Lacrosse


The Nation United girls' lacrosse program announced its fall event schedule and released its 66-player roster Wednesday.

Nation United will hold its third-annual Fall Summit at USA Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md., on Sept. 17-19, selecting 66 elite high school players (below) to comprise upperclassman (2022/2023) and underclassman (2024-2025) teams and compete for spots on the final 24-player roster for each.

Nation United players hail from 14 states and were selected based on an application process in which they submitted video highlights, references, GPA and a written section as to why they want to be a part of the program.

The summit will feature two days of on-field and classroom sessions for the players, as well as a play day in which Nation United teams will compete against top club talent. The games will begin Saturday evening under the lights and finish Sunday morning, and college coaches are welcome to attend as well as view the live stream of games.

The Nation United girls’ program  started in 2018 and is led by director Artie West (Towson ’08) and coach Jenny Collins Vela (Maryland ’10). Summit coaches bring accolades, diversity and experience to the players that is unmatched in the sport: Andrea McTaggart (Maryland ’20), Britt Brown (Penn ’17), Kayla Wood (UNC ’21) and Trinity McPherson (Hopkins ’21).

“The Nation United women’s program experienced so much growth in 2020 against all odds, with the addition of an underclassman high school team and a college team as well,” West said. “I am looking forward to what this year holds for the program, as we continue to expand our program and live out our mission to diversify the game. The summit will be a great opportunity to not only bring top talent from across the country together, but to continue to educate our players, learn from each other and grow as an organization. We have so many things in store for these girls and are excited to step on the field next month.”

2021-2022 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Event: 3nd-Annual Nation United Summit & Play Day
Date: September 17-19, 2021
Location: USA Lacrosse Headquarters (Sparks, Md.)

Event: Nation Combine
Date: January 2022, TBD
Location: TBD

Event: Lake Placid Summit Classic
Date: August 4-7, 2022
Location: Lake Placid, N.Y.







2021 NATION UNITED SUMMIT ROSTER

No.

Name

Grad

City

Pos.

1

Phoebe Kim

2022

Palo Alto, Calif.

A

2

Caitlin Tuttle

2022

Morristown, N.J

D

3

Chloe Jones

2022

Dover, Del.

M

4

Elizabeth Rishko

2022

Rehoboth Beach, Del.

M

5

Kendall Dean

2022

Columbia, Md.

M

6

Kamryn Chase Coleman

2022

Houston, Texas

Middie

7

Sydney Smith

2022

Mt. Airy, Md.

D

8

Isabella Henson-Vendrell

2022

Haymarket, Va.

M

9

Gabriella Henson-Vendrell

2022

Haymarket, Va.

M

10

Brooke Vinson

2022

Bel Air. Md.

M

11

Chrystina Bennett

2022

Owings Mills, Md.

D

12

Madison Beale

2022

Ellicott City, Md.

M

13

Victoria Rankin

2022

Lorton, Va.

M

14

Erika Petterson

2022

Brentwood, Tenn.

A

15

Allison Vigne

2022

Millersville, Md.

A

16

Loryn Jordon

2022

Owings Mills, Md.

G

17

Madison Moten

2022

Delran, N.J.

M

18

Alex Washington

2022

Silver Spring, Md.

M

19

Irion Thompson

2022

Trenton, N.J.

G

20

Chelsea Thompson

2022

Parkland, Fla.

D

21

Jalin Jenkins

2022

Chevy Chase, Md.

M

22

Ryann Banks

2022

Atlanta, Ga.

M

23

Lydia Laney

2023

Fort Mill, S.C.

M

24

Kirra Crowley

2023

Carlisle, Pa.

M

25

Ava Keenan

2023

Urbana, Md.

M

26

Jasmine Stanton

2023

Woodbine, Md.

M

27

Carter Covington

2023

Fort Washington, Pa.

M

28

Jaelyn Bennett

2023

Pennington, N.J.

A

29

Daniella Jiminez

2023

Woodbridge, Va.

A

30

Kristin Sims

2023

Houston, Texas

A

31

Reagan Digby

2023

Denver, Colo.

M

32

Madison Iler

2023

Alpharetta, Ga.

M

33

Kathaleen McCool

2023

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

M

34

Codi Johnson

2023

Silver Spring, Md.

M

35

Julia Suriano

2023

Baltimore, Md.

G

36

Ashley McQueen

2023

Joppa, Md.

D

37

Sarah Johnson

2023

Ellicott City, Md.

A

38

Fayedra Vang

2023

Brooklyn Park, Minn.

M

39

Nan Elizabeth Holt

2023

Alexandria, Va.

D

40

Lindsey Wright

2023

Potomac Falls, Va.

M

41

Michelle Zhai

2023

Collegville, Pa.

A

42

Betty Nelson

2023

Littleton, Colo.

G

43

Devon Fogg

2023

Alexandria, Va.

A

44

Savannah Stewart

2023

Bethesda, Md.

A

45

Laila Johnson

2024

Roswell, Ga.

M

46

Brenda Street

2024

Bowie, Md.

N

47

Nichelle Desbordes

2024

Ellicott City, Md.

M

48

Lela Greene

2024

Baltimore, Md.

M

49

Peyton Coleman

2024

Houston, Texas

A

50

Riannon Koopman

2024

Encinitas, Calif.

A

51

Lauren Park

2024

Medina, Wash.

M

52

Lulu Rishko

2024

Rehoboth Beach, Del.

M

53

Shivani Shah

2024

Montville, N.J.

G

54

Sofia Grace Mazariegos

2024

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

M

55

Alexis Davis

2024

Washington, D.C.

M

56

Carmwell Beamon

2024

Alexandria, Va.

D

57

Peyton Copeland

2024

Ringoes, N.J.

A

58

Cathleen Moran

2024

Moristown, N.J.

M

59

Abagail Beattie

2024

Warrenton, Va.

G

60

Izzy Hughes

2024

Winter Park, Fla.

M

61

Kaley Fardales

2024

Southwest Ranches, Fla.

M

62

Jiselle Jenkins

2024

Chevy Chase, Md.

M

63

Mika Bernard

2024

Ridgefield, Conn.

A

64

Aubrey Chang

2025

Temecula, Calif.

M

65

Charlize Vang

2025

Brooklyn Park, Minn.

A

66

Gracie Kothari

2025

Owings Mills, Md.

D

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