Delaware Women’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach Kristen Carr Selected to US National Training Team Roster
December 5, 2012
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Current University of Delaware women’s lacrosse assistant coach Kristen Carr (at right) has been selected to the United States Women’s Lacrosse National Training Team roster, US Lacrosse announced Tuesday.
Carr, who will begin her second season as an assistant with the Blue Hens under head coach Kateri Linville this spring, was one of 25 players selected to the team. The team was selected from the standing 38-player roster comprising the 2012-14 U.S. Women’s National Team, and these 25 players will train with Team USA in preparation for the July 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
These 25 players will represent Team USA at the Sunday, Jan. 27 exhibition against defending NCAA champion Northwestern at Champion® Challenge, a US Lacrosse event. Team USA will square off against the Wildcats at 11 a.m. EST on Jan. 27 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Team USA will also take on national champion runner-up Syracuse on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The reigning world champion U.S. women’s national team, which defeated Australia to win the 2009 World Cup, will announce a final 18-player roster for the 2013 World Cup in early February.
Joining Carr on the team are attackers Katrina Dowd (Northwestern), Danielle Etrasco (Boston University), Lindsey Munday (Northwestern), Katie Rowan (Syracuse), Shannon Smith (Northwestern), and Michelle Tumolo (Syracuse); midfielders Sarah Albrecht (Northwestern), Kelly Berger (James Madison), Sarah Bullard (Duke), Ally Carey (Vanderbilt), Brittany Dashiell (Florida), Kristin Igoe (Boston College), Caitlyn McFadden (Maryland), Kelly McPartland (Maryland), Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland), and Laura Zimmerman (North Carolina); defenders Amber Falcone (North Carolina), Katie Hertsch (Hofstra), Holly McGarvie Reilly (Princeton), Gina Oliver (Ohio State), and Jennifer Russell (North Carolina); and goalkeepers Liz Hogan (Syracuse), Megan Huether (Duke), and Devon Wills (Dartmouth).
A native of Baltimore, Md., Carr was a four-year standout at the University of North Carolina where she earned her degree in exercise and sport science in 2010.
A defensive midfielder, Carr led the Tar Heels to a four-year record of 60-20 and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a national runner-up finish in 2009, a berth in the semifinals in 2010, and trips to the quarterfinals in 2007 and 2008. She appeared in 81 games with 62 starts and recorded 21 goals and nine assists while setting a UNC career record with 174 draw controls.
She also set UNC single game (eight) and single season (64) marks for draw controls. She earned first team All-American and first team All-ACC honors as a senior in 2010 when she was one of the nation’s top draw control specialists and led the nation’s third-ranked defense that allowed just 7.25 goals per game.
"We’re very appreciative of the efforts of all 38 members of this year’s team and view the announcement of this group as a selection, not a cut," Team USA coach Ricky Fried said. "Champion Challenge is the final opportunity for each of these 25 players to put their final stamp on the tryout and training process. We expect to have some tough decisions on our hands come February, but are confident that we'll select a smart, fast and cohesive group to travel to Canada next summer."
For more information about Champion® Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, visit: www.uslacrosse.org/2013championchallenge. For more information about the U.S. national teams, visit www.uslacrosse.org/teamusa.
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