DURHAM, N.C. – Incoming Blue Devil freshmen Maddie Jenner and Olivia Rubin have been named to the 2019 U.S. women’s U19 national training team. Jenner and Rubin were two of 36 players selected from a group of 110 following a three-day tryout at the US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
An attacker from Annapolis, Md., Jenner was selected to compete in the Under Armour All-America Game earlier this summer. She was a part of three IAAM Conference titles at McDonogh School and was tabbed the All-USA Today and Baltimore Sun All-Metro Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year as a junior. Jenner also garnered all-conference accolades for three consecutive seasons.
Rubin notched 174 goals, 112 ground balls and 200 draw controls over her four seasons at Baltimore’s Bryn Mawr School. She was a three-time all-conference pick in the midfield and earned a spot on the Baltimore All-Metro second team her junior year. Rubin was also included in Inside Lacrosse’s Top Young Gun rankings as a junior and senior and won several championships with her club team.
The first training weekend for the U19 squad will be held Oct. 5-8 at the Team USA Fall Classic in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Senior Teams at US Lacrosse.
The 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s U19 World Championship will be held Aug. 1-10, 2019 in Peterborough, Canada. The United States has won four of the six previous FIL Women’s U19 championships held (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) while Australia (1995) and Canada (2015) have each won once.