U.S. Women Set for Texas Debut at IWLCA Presidents Cup

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER

Kayla Treanor, in action last month at the Fall Classic, is one of seven gold medalists competing this weekend at the IWLCA President's Cup.


SPARKS, Md. — The U.S. women’s national team is set to make its debut in Texas with an appearance at the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Presidents Cup this weekend. The U.S. men’s national team played in San Antonio in January 2020 for the USA Lacrosse Spring Premiere, but this will mark the first time the women’s team has competed in Texas.

A total of 34 players will compete for the U.S. team this weekend, including a pair of Texas natives. Lindsey McKone, a graduate of St. John’s School from Bellaire, Texas, and Charlotte North, an Episcopal School graduate from Dallas, will represent Texas on the USA squad. McKone was a first team All-Big Ten selection for Northwestern last year while North won the Tewaaraton Award as the nation’s top player while leading Boston College to the NCAA Division I championship.

The U.S. team will hold three training sessions and play a Blue-White public exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. at Harold Patterson Sports Center in Arlington, Texas. The U.S. players will also serve as guest coaches for teams during the IWLCA Presidents Cup, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious recruiting events, an event that features more than 350 teams competing.

The U.S. team is in training for the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship, which will be held from June 29 through July 9 at Towson (Md.) University. It’s the first time the U.S. has hosted the world championship since 2005 and the U.S. will be 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.

Jenny Levy, the head coach at the University of North Carolina, is the U.S. team head coach and the U.S. roster this weekend includes seven members of the 2017 U.S. world championship team — Becca Block, Kristen Carr, Taylor Cummings, Megan Douty, Marie McCool, Alice Mercer and Kayla Treanor.

The U.S. National Team trains and plays using best-in-class products from Nike Lacrosse (apparel and footwear), Game On Mouthguards, Gilman Gear (goals), Pearl Lacrosse (balls) and DJO (sports bracing) and best-in-class equipment from Gait, Maverik, STX and Cascade Lacrosse.

In addition to these partners, Hudl, MedStar Health, National Center for Safety Initiatives and Stryker are official sponsors of the U.S. national team program. Team training is also aided by products from Athletic Republic.

The complete IWLCA Presidents Cup Roster:







2021 U.S. WOMEN PRESIDENTS CUP 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

Olivia Dirks

M

North Carolina '23

Megan Douty

D

Maryland '15

Emily Hawryschuk

A

Syracuse '20

Molly Hendrick

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

Ellie Masera

M

Stony Brook '24

Ally Mastroianni

M

North Carolina '21

Marie McCool

M

North Carolina '18

Lindsey McKone

A

Northwestern '20

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

M

North Carolina '13

Sydney Pirreca

M

Florida '19

Ella Simkins

M

Syracuse '20

Sam Swart

M

Syracuse '21

Kayla Treanor

A

Syracuse '16

Emma Trenchard

D

North Carolina '21

Emma Ward

A

Syracuse '24

Haley Warden

M

James Madison '18

Caylee Waters

G

North Carolina '17

Sydney Watson

M

Connecticut '21

Kayla Wood

D

North Carolina '21

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