BALTIMORE, Md. – Sarah Albrecht, head coach of the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, was one of 36 players selected by U.S. Lacrosse for the 2012-14 U.S. women's national senior team.
The team, which was selected from a group of 82 players following a three-day tryout from July 27-29, will serve as the training team pool for the team that will defend Team USA's 2009 gold medal at the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
Albrecht, one of 14 midfielders on the 2012-14 roster, was a member of that gold-medal team in '09 and was named to the FIL All-World Team in recognition of her outstanding play, which included 14 goals and three assists in seven games. Earlier this month (July 13-15), Albrecht was one of 24 players on the U.S. women's national senior team that competed at the North American Challenge Cup and was named Player of the Match against Canada (white).
Albrecht and the rest of the U.S. team will reconvene in Baltimore for a training weekend Sept. 7-9 and again in October for the U.S. Lacrosse Stars & Stripes event in Palo Alto, Calif. It will be pared down to 24 players after another training weekend in November. The final 18-player World Cup team roster is announced in February 2013 following the Champion Challenge in January.
The initial group of 82 players was evaluated at last weekend's tryout by the U.S. women's national team coaching staff, led by coach Ricky Fried, and the U.S. women's national team selection committee, chaired by Anne Phillips.