July 29, 2012
CATONSVILLE, Md. - Five former and current Maryland student-athletes were tabbed to the 36-player roster for the 2012-14 U.S. women's national senior team Sunday.
Current Terrapin standouts Katie Schwarzmann, Kelly McPartland and Iliana Sanza were named to the squad. Former Terps Karri Ellen Johnson and Caitlyn McFadden rounded out Maryland's representation in the training team pool. Maryland boasts more players on the roster than any other program in the nation.
Following a three-day tryout featuring more than 80 of the top women's lacrosse players in the country, US Lacrosse announced the roster, which will serve as the training team pool for the team that will defend Team USA's 2009 gold medal at the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
In total, 82 players representing 34 institutions participated in final tryouts on the campus of UMBC, held July 27-29 in Catonsville, Md. These individuals were evaluated by the U.S. women's national team coaching staff, led by coach Ricky Fried, and the U.S. women's national team selection committee, chaired by Anne Phillips. The roster is comprised of representatives from 19 schools and includes 11 newcomers to the U.S. women's national team program.