As the international lacrosse world prepares for the FIL Women’s World Cup in England this July, the lacrosse community in the United States prepares for a much different championship- the NCAA Tournament. US Lacrosse is incredibly proud of all of the players, coaches and support staff representing the U.S. National Teams during this year’s NCAA Championships.

Representing the U.S. Women’s National Team are Devon Wills, Gussie Johns, Brooke Griffin, and Marie McCool. Wills, a coach, and Johns, a junior goalie, will represent the University of Southern California Trojans in a matchup against Jacksonville on Friday, May 12 at 4 PM. Griffin, in her second season as an assistant coach for Boston College, will face Canisius on Friday, May 12 at 4 PM. Marie McCool, a junior midfielder for the number 2 seed University of North Carolina, will go head to head with the winner of Fridays Elon-Virginia game on Sunday, May 14 at 1 PM.

On the men’s side, we see John Danowski, Joe Amplo, Brad Mountcastle, Jay Bissette and Mandy Merritt. Danowski, the U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach, will lead the Duke University Blue Devils against the Johns Hopkins University on Saturday, May 13 at 2:30 PM. Brad Mountcastle, an athletic trainer for the Blue Jays, also serves on the athletic training team for the Men’s National Team. Jay Bissette also serves as the Equipment Manager for the Men’s National Team and the Duke Men’s Lacrosse program. Amplo, an assistant coach for the Men’s National Team, will lead Marquette in a face off against the University of Notre Dame on Sunday, May 14 at 11 AM. Mandy Merritt serves as an athletic trainer for both the Men’s National Team and the Fighting Irish.

Also representing the US National Teams are Regy Thorpe, head coach for the Men’s Indoor National Team, and Jay Dyer, the US Lacrosse strength and conditioning coach. Thorpe, as assistant coach for the Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse Program, will face the winner of Friday’s Boston College-Canisius game on Sunday, May 14 at 3 PM. Thorpe will also lead the Men’s Indoor National Team to the 2019 FIL Men’s Indoor World Championships in British Columbia, Canada. Dyer serves as the strength and conditioning coach for JHU and all U.S. National Lacrosse Teams.

US Lacrosse wishes nothing but the best to all athletes, coaches and operations staff as they enter the first round of the 2017 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament.