DURHAM, N.C. - Two former Blue Devils have been named to the 18-player U.S. Women's National Team that will compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup July 11-20 in Oshawa, Ontario. Midfielder Sarah Bullard (2011) and goalkeeper Megan Huether (2006) will help the U.S. women's national team defend its 2009 gold medal and seek its seventh overall world title.
Bullard and Huether are two of eight current and former Atlantic Coast Conference players on the team, joining three from North Carolina, two from Maryland and one from Boston College.
The team was selected from a 25-player U.S. women's national training team roster, which was previously selected from a group of 38 players comprising the 2012-14 U.S. women's national team. Team USA most recently competed at the Jan. 25-27 Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where it compiled a 3-0 record against Northwestern University, Syracuse University and the English women's national team.
The Team USA roster for the 2013 FIL World Cup, listed by position with collegiate affiliation and previous U.S. team experience noted:
Attack Katrina Dowd, Northwestern Danielle Etrasco, Boston University % Lindsey Munday, Northwestern * Katie Rowan, Syracuse *
Midfield Sarah Albrecht, Northwestern * Kelly Berger, James Madison Sarah Bullard, Duke *^ Ally Carey, Vanderbilt ^ Kristin Igoe, Boston College Caitlyn McFadden, Maryland * Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland %
Defense Kristen Carr, North Carolina Amber Falcone, North Carolina * Holly McGarvie Reilly, Princeton * Gina Oliver, Ohio State * Jennifer Russell, North Carolina
Goalie Megan Huether, Duke * Devon Wills, Dartmouth *
* 2009 U.S. women's national team member ^ 2007 U.S. women's national under-19 team member % Current college player
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