SPARKS, Md. – US Lacrosse and U.S. women’s senior team head coach Ricky Fried today announced the 15-player U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2017 World Games, hosted by the International World Games Association (IWGA) on July 26-30 in Wroclaw, Poland.

The team features 14 players from the U.S. World Cup team and Alyssa Murray, a 2014 Syracuse graduate, who is an alternate on the World Cup roster. Team USA will compete in the World Games immediately following the conclusion of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup, July 12-22 in Guildford, England.

The 2017 World Games, an IOC-regulated event that promotes non-Olympic sports, marks the first time lacrosse has participated.

Six women’s lacrosse teams, hailing from the United States, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Japan and Poland, will compete in a 10-on-10 format, including the goalie, with two players holding behind the restraining line. Team USA will play Poland and Great Britain in pool play at Olawka Stadium in Wroclaw.

The World Games roster includes seven players from the 2013 U.S. women’s national team that won gold at the FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Canada. Two also were members of the 2009 world champion U.S. women’s national team.

The Team USA roster for the 2017 World Games by position follows, with college teams and previous U.S. team experience noted:


Alyssa Murray, Syracuse 2014
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse 2013


Sarah Bullard, Duke 2011 *^
Allyson Carey, Vanderbilt 2012 ^
Taylor Cummings, Maryland 2016
Marie McCool, North Carolina 2018
Kelly Rabil, James Madison, 2007 ^
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland 2013 ^


Rebecca Block, Syracuse 2013
Kristen Carr, North Carolina 2010 ^
Megan Douty, Maryland 2015
Alice Mercer, Maryland 2016
Jennifer Russell, North Carolina 2010 ^


Gussie Johns, USC 2018
Devon Wills, Dartmouth 2006 *^

^ Member of 2013 World Champion U.S. Women’s National Team
* Member of 2009 World Champion U.S. Women’s National Team

The seven-time world champion U.S. women’s national team trains and plays using best-in-class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), Brine (equipment), STX (equipment), Under Armour (equipment) and SISU Guard (mouthguards). In addition to these partners, Greenfields, Nationwide, Sports Force Parks and Sweat X are official sponsors of Team USA.

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