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Wurzburger and Bakes Make Final 36-Member US Lacrosse U-19 Training Team!

SPARKS, Md. — Head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller has named 36 players who have been selected to the training team for the 2019 U.S. Women’s U19 National Team. The players were selected from the 110 players that participated in a three-day tryout that concluded Sunday at US Lacrosse headquarters.

“Obviously it’s bittersweet because there’s so much talent at this tryout,” said Amonte Hiller, the head coach at Northwestern University, a National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, and a three-time U.S. World Cup team member. “It’s hard to let some of those kids go because there was such a depth of the talent pool — to have 500 kids apply and to just see how strong the drills and scrimmages and everything we did this weekend was.

“I’m really excited for the group that got selected. They really were dynamic. They were coachable. We were looking for players that could really work together and I think they distinguished themselves with those characteristics. We’re really pleased to be able to invite them to be a part of this special experience.”

The roster includes 12 attackers, 13 midfielders, eight defenders, and three goalies, features players from 11 different states, and spans four graduating classes.

The first training weekend for the team will be held Oct. 5-8 at the Team USA Fall Classic in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Senior Teams at US Lacrosse.

The 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s U19 World Championship 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 (mouthguard), and The Pearl by Guardian (balls). 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 DJO Global, Motive Pure, NormaTec Recovery, and Athletic Republic.

Follow the team on social media @USLacrosse and @USAWLAX.

The 36 players named to the training team:

NamePos.HometownHigh SchoolClubCollege
Madison AhernACohasset, Mass.Notre Dame Academy ’19Mass EliteNotre Dame (verbal)
Erin BakesAMiami, Fla.Ransom Everglades ’18Lax ManiaxUSC
Shannon BerryDEast Setauket, N.Y.Ward Melville ’18Long Island Top GunsPrinceton
Shannon BoyleDHuntington, N.Y.St. Anthony’s 17Long Island Top GunsHofstra
Kari BuonannoMProvidence, R.I.Moses Brown ’19Mass ElitePrinceton (verbal)
Kasey ChomaMManorville, N.Y.Eastport South Manor ’19Long Island Yellow JacketsNotre Dame (verbal)
Amanda CramerMManlius, N.Y.Fayetteville-Manlius ’18Outlaw LadiesNorthwestern
Sophia DeRosaMLloyd Harbor, N.Y.Cold Spring Harbor ’18Long Island Yellow JacketsBrown
Katie DeSimoneABay Shore, N.Y.St. Anthony’s ’20Legacy 
Katie DetwilerDDevon, Pa.Archbishop John Carroll ’18PhantastixLoyola
Sophia DiCensoMFoxboro, Mass.Foxboro ’19Mass EliteRichmond (verbal)
Olivia DirksMWayne, Pa.Episcopal Academy ’19PhantastixPenn State (verbal)
Madison DoucetteGWest Chester, Pa.Unionville ’18UltimateNorthwestern
Brianne GrossDEl Dorado Hills, Calif.Oakridge ’18TenacityVanderbilt
Rachel HallGCypress, TexasCypress Woods ’18Tenacity HoustonOregon
Elle HansenMCohasset, Mass.Cohasset ’18Mass EliteNorthwestern
Jane HansenACohasset, Mass.Cohasset ’19Mass EliteNorthwestern (verbal)
Hannah HellerMBabylon, N.Y.West Babylon ’19Long Island Top GunsMassachusetts (verbal)
Elizabeth HillmanMFallston, Md.Bel Air ’18SkywalkersNorth Carolina
Leah HolmesALarchmont, N.Y.Hackley ’20Snipers Elite 
Kimber HowerGSandy, UtahBrighton ’18212North Carolina
Ashley HumphreyADarien, Conn.Darien ’20CT GrizzliesStanford (verbal)
Nicole HumphreyADarien, Conn.Darien ’19CT GrizzliesNorth Carolina (verbal)
Emma JaquesDDarien, Conn.Darien ’18CT GrizzliesNorthwestern
Madeleine JennerAAnnapolis, Md.McDonogh ’18M&DDuke
Hannah LeubeuckerAForest Hill, Md.Home school ’19SkywalkersMaryland (verbal)
Michaela McMahonMBardonia, N.Y.Saddle ’18Building Blocks LacrossePenn
Alexandra MurphyDWantagh, N.Y.Wantagh ’17Long Island Yellow JacketsMassachusetts
Brooklyn NeumenDRockford, Mich.Rockford ’18CoppermineNorth Carolina
Allison PalermoDSeaford, N.Y.Seaford ’17Team ElevateNorthwestern
Olivia RubinMLutherville-Timonium, Md.Bryn Mawr ’18Towson LCDuke
Emma SchettigMWoodbine, Md.McDonogh ’19M&DMaryland (verbal)
Morgan SchwabAFairport, N.Y.Fairport ’20Monster EliteVirginia (verbal)
Belle SmithMWesthampton Beach, N.Y.Westhampton Beach ’20Long Island Yellow JacketsBoston College (verbal)
Greta StahlAPenn Valley, Pa.Harriton ’18Quaker CityNorthwestern
Caitlyn WurzburgerADelray Beach, Fla.American Heritage School ’20Florida SelectSyracuse (verbal)