The U.S. women's national team, winner of six world championships, will train at UMBC for three days in advance of the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup from July 11-20 in Oshawa, Ontario. Team USA will look to defend its 2009 gold medal earned in Prague, Czech Republic, and earn a record seventh world title.
The team will hold five training sessions at UMBC Stadium from Sunday, June 30, to Tuesday, July 2. Morning sessions on all three days take place from 9-11:30 a.m., with afternoon sessions running from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.
In addition to training, US Lacrosse also will host "An Evening with Team USA," an intimate fundraising dinner for local parents and youth players at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Johns Hopkins. The event will provide the local women's lacrosse community with access to the nation's top players, including local products Amber Falcone (Winters Mill), Kelly Berger (Hammond), Caitlyn McFadden (Notre Dame Prep/Maryland), Megan Huether (Maryvale Prep), Ally Carey (John Carroll), Katie Schwarzmann (Century/Maryland) and Kristen Carr (Mercy). Coach Ricky Fried of Columbia will lead the team.