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Blue Hens Assistant Coach Kristen Carr Continues to Hold Roster Spot on U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 01/18/2014
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BALTIMORE, Md. – After earning a gold medal with the team in the 2013 World Cup, University of Delaware women’s lacrosse assistant coach Kristen Carr was selected to represent the U.S. Women’s National Team once again in 2014, US Lacrosse announced recently.

The 36-player roster will compete in the ninth annual Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Jan. 24-26.

“Wearing the USA uniform is always very humbling,” remarked Carr, who is in her third season with the Blue Hens.  “This team loves playing together and having an opportunity to play the top competition in the collegiate game is a great test for us.”

After defending their FIL World Cup title this past summer in Oshawa, Ontario, Carr joins Team USA in squaring off against her alma mater and the defending NCAA champion North Carolina Tar Heels, as well as NCAA runner-up Maryland over the weekend.  The training squad will be split in half to compete in two contests each against the Heels and Terps.

“The Delaware staff and team are excited to cheer on Kristen as she once again joins Team USA,” commented fourth-year head coach Kateri Linville.  “We are thrilled to have a player of her caliber coaching our players each and every day.  We hope that the U.S. team enjoys their post-gold medal tour starting at the Champion Challenge.”

In addition to Carr, the 2014 USA roster includes 14 members of the 2013 gold medal-winning squad.

U.S. Women’s National Team Schedule
Saturday, Jan. 25
5 p.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. University of Maryland
7 p.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. University of Maryland

Sunday, Jan. 26
11 a.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. University of North Carolina (WatchESPN)
1:30 p.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. University of North Carolina

Sunday’s 11 a.m. game between Team USA and North Carolina will re-air Monday, Jan. 27 at 12 a.m. ET on ESPNU.

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