Former Maryland standout Kelly Amonte Hiller, a three-time U.S. Women's World Cup team member and a nine-time NCAA champion as a player and coach, has been named as the head coach for the U.S. women's team that will compete in the 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse Women's U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario. In 16 seasons at Northwestern, Amonte Hiller has a 265-67 record, winning seven national championships, including five straight from 2005 to 2009. Amonte Hiller will be looking to return the United States to the top of the world rankings after Canada upset the Americans, 9-8, in the gold-medal game at the 2015 FIL Women's U19 World Championship in Scotland. That ended a string of four straight U.S. world championships (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) since Australia had won the inaugural U19 world championship in 1995. Amonte Hiller was a four-time All-American in lacrosse at Maryland (she also played soccer), and was the Atlantic Coast Conference Female Athlete of the Year in 1996. Tryouts for the 2019 U.S. team will be held in August (applications will be available in March. Applications for the assistant coaching and support staff will be posted today on Feb. 2, 2018 and reamin open through Feb. 12.