U.S. U19 Team Named for Spring Premiere


Isabelle Smith and the U.S. Women's U19 Training Team will continue their preparation for the 2019 FIL U19 World Championship by competing at the Spring Premiere at Stanford from Jan. 25-27, 2019.

SPARKS, Md. — Head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller has named a 34-player roster that will compete for the U.S. U19 team during the Spring Premiere at Stanford University from Jan. 25-27, 2019.

This will be the first training weekend for the U.S. U19 team since the Fall Classic in October, which was highlighted by an 18-11 victory over Navy in an exhibition game. The Spring Premiere features six teams — the U.S. senior and U19 teams, along with teams from England, Japan, Fresno State and Stanford. The complete schedule and ticket information will be announced soon.

Amonte Hiller named a 36-player training team after tryouts and August and that group competed during the Fall Classic. Following the event, the roster was trimmed to 30 players, but the coaching staff has added four additional players for Spring Premiere that competed in the August tryouts.

“One of the things our staff did was evaluate talent from the college pool this fall,” said Amonte Hiller. “We talked to coaches, saw them play and watched tape. We decided if players emerged from the tryout pool, we would consider giving them a second shot.”

Joining the team for the Spring Premiere will be a pair of freshman from Syracuse, Megan Carney and Sarah Cooper, and one each from Colorado (Charlie Rudy) and Northwestern (Isabelle Scane).

The U.S. is building towards next summer’s Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s U19 World Championship, which will be held Aug. 1-10, 2019 in Peterborough, Canada.

The United States has won four of the six previous FIL Women’s U19 championships held (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, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Greenfields, Nationwide and MedStar Sports Medicine are official sponsors of Team USA. Team training is also aided by products from Motive Pure, NormaTec Recovery and Athletic Republic.

The 34 players competing at Spring Premiere:

U.S. Women's U19 Team
2019 Spring Premiere Roster

Name Pos. Hometown High School Club College
Madison Ahern A Cohasset, Mass. Notre Dame Academy '19 Mass Elite Notre Dame
Shannon Boyle D Huntington, N.Y. St. Anthony's 17 Long Island Top Guns Hofstra
Kari Buonanno M Providence, R.I. Moses Brown '19 Mass Elite Princeton
Megan Carney A McKinney, Texas John Paul II '18 GRIT Dallas Syracuse
Kasey Choma M Manorville, N.Y. Eastport South Manor '19 Long Island Yellow Jackets Notre Dame
Sarah Cooper D Lutherville, Md. Notre Dame Prep '18 Towson LC Syracuse
Amanda Cramer M Manlius, N.Y. Fayetteville-Manlius '18 Outlaw Ladies Northwestern
Katie DeSimone A Bay Shore, N.Y. St. Anthony's '20 Legacy Duke (verbal)
Katie Detwiler D Devon, Pa. Archbishop John Carroll '18 Phantastix Loyola
Sophia DiCenso M Foxboro, Mass. Foxboro '19 Mass Elite Richmond
Olivia Dirks M Wayne, Pa. Episcopal Academy '19 Phantastix Penn State
Madison Doucette G West Chester, Pa. Unionville '18 Ultimate Northwestern
Brianne Gross D El Dorado Hills, Calif. Oakridge '18 Tenacity Vanderbilt
Rachel Hall G Cypress, Texas Cypress Woods '18 Tenacity Houston Oregon
Elle Hansen M Cohasset, Mass. Cohasset '18 Mass Elite Northwestern
Jane Hansen A Cohasset, Mass. Cohasset '19 Mass Elite Northwestern
Hannah Heller M Babylon, N.Y. West Babylon '19 Long Island Top Guns Massachusetts
Elizabeth Hillman M Fallston, Md. Bel Air '18 Skywalkers North Carolina
Leah Holmes A Larchmont, N.Y. Hackley '20 Snipers Elite Northwestern (verbal)
Kimber Hower G Sandy, Utah Brighton '18 212 North Carolina
Emma Jaques D Darien, Conn. Darien '18 CT Grizzlies Northwestern
Madeleine Jenner A Annapolis, Md. McDonogh '18 M&D Duke
Michaela McMahon M Bardonia, N.Y. Saddle '18 Building Blocks Lacrosse Penn
Alexandra Murphy D Wantagh, N.Y. Wantagh '17 Long Island Yellow Jackets Massachusetts
Brooklyn Neumen D Rockford, Mich. Rockford '18 Coppermine North Carolina
Allison Palermo D Seaford, N.Y. Seaford '17 Team Elevate Northwestern
Olivia Rubin M Lutherville-Timonium, Md. Bryn Mawr '18 Towson LC Duke
Charlie Rudy A Novato, Calif. Novato '18 Tenacity Colorado
Isabelle Scane M Clarkston, Mich. Cranbrook Kingswood '18 Mass Elite Northwestern
Emma Schettig M Woodbine, Md. McDonogh '19 M&D Maryland
Morgan Schwab A Fairport, N.Y. Fairport '20 Monster Elite Virginia (verbal)
Isabelle Smith M Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Westhampton Beach '20 Long Island Yellow Jackets Boston College (verbal)
Greta Stahl A Penn Valley, Pa. Harriton '18 Quaker City Northwestern
Caitlyn Wurzburger A Delray Beach, Fla. American Heritage School '20 Florida Select North Carolina (verbal)

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