May 27, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT
A total of six current CAA women’s lacrosse standouts, and two former players, were recently named to the 88-player tryout pool by US Lacrosse for a chance at making the U.S. Women’s National team.
The three-day tryout process takes place from June 13-15 at Georgetown University. The organization will select 36-40 players who will then train in preparation for the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup in Surrey, England.
Making the list among current CAA lacrosse players was James Madison’s Stephanie Finley, Lexi Cross and Schylar Healy, Hofstra’s April Iannetta and Kelsey Gregerson and Towson’s Kelsea Donnelly. The Dukes had one former player named to the tryout pool as well in Kelly Berger (Rabil). Hofstra graduate (2011) Katie Hertsch was the other former CAA stud invited to the tryout.
Finley and Iannetta headlined the league’s recent postseason honors. Finley earned CAA Co-Player of the Year recognition while Iannetta won her second straight Defensive Player of the Year award. Cross and Donnelly both were tabbed All-CAA first team members in 2014, while Healy enjoyed a solid junior campaign which saw her named to the All-CAA second team.
Perhaps even more impressive is the obvious fact that all current CAA players named to the tryout return to their respective schools for the 2015 season.
Berger was a two-time All-American at JMU (graduating in 2007) and played midfield for the 2013 World Champion U.S. Women’s National team. Hertsch enjoyed a productive career at Hofstra and finished as a first team All-CAA honoree and first team All-IWLCA All-Region selection.
To check out the full release from US Lacrosse, click this link. According to the release, ultimately, 18 players will represent the U.S. as the team goes for a third consecutive and eighth overall world title.
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