Team USA defender Alice Mercer opens her travel backpack.

TROLLI SOUR GUMMY WORMS

My all-time favorite thing to snack on. Anytime I'm traveling, either in the airport or on the road, I'll stop and buy a pack.

MY PLANNER

It goes almost everywhere with me, with my pencil pouch. I like being organized with upcoming assignments and traveling for training weekends. It's full of highlighting and Post-It notes.

LUCKY PENNY

I have this thing about finding heads-up pennies. I guess you could say I collect them. Every season at Maryland, I taped a heads-up penny to my stick for good luck.

"SASSY" PRE-WRAP

I don't know how I obtained it or where it came from, but I have bright aqua blue pre-wrap that I sometimes wear or give others to wear. I call it my sassy pre-wrap because it's spunky and I only wear it when I'm feeling myself or need a pick-me-up.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE CLEATS

They're awesome! Nike did a great job. I think everybody would agree Look good. Feel good. Play good.

QUARTER ZIP

A new addition to Team USA apparel this year! Great for travel and can be layered up when it's chilly out.

PLAY BINDER

The binder is a great way to stay organized with all of our play sets, defenses and the ride. It's a key component for us in preparing and training for the World Cup.

BLUE JERSEY

It was an honor to participate in the Blue-White game at the US Lacrosse grand opening (Blue won 17-16). The weekend was filled with a lot of energy and positivity. The game was all about honoring those who have come before us, paving the way for the future accomplishments of the program. Lacrosse, specifically on the women's side, would not be where it is today without the women who have fought and played before us.