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US Lacrosse and U.S. women's senior team head coach Ricky Fried today announced the 18-player U.S. Women's National Team that will compete in the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's World Cup, July 12-22 in Guildford, England.

The team was selected from a 25-player U.S. World Cup Training Team, which most recently competed at the Team USA Spring Premiere at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The U.S. women defeated Florida and Notre Dame by a combined score of 42-24.

The 18-player 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.

"Of the three World Cups I've been a part of, including this summer's, this was the most difficult process because of the wealth of talent in the player pool, but I'm excited with the group moving forward as we strive to defend gold," Fried said.

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

Attack
Alex Aust, Maryland 2013
Brooke Griffin, Maryland 2015
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse 2016
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse 2013

Midfield
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 ^
Laura Zimmerman, North Carolina 2012

Defense
Rebecca Block, Syracuse 2009
Kristen Carr, North Carolina 2010 ^
Megan Douty, Maryland 2015
Alice Mercer, Maryland 2016
Jennifer Russell, North Carolina 2010 ^

Goalie
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 two alternates for the World Cup and the 15-player roster that will continue on to the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, also in July, will be named next week.
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