U.S. Lacrosse recently announced the 18-player roster for this year's U-19 national team. Five Long Island girls made the team, which will travel to Germany in August to compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse Championship.
Madison Acton, Lincoln Sudbury Regional, Midfielder, Junior
Alyssa Blevins, C. Milton Wright, Defender, Senior
Tatum Coffey, Toms River North, Midfielder, Senior
Jen Cook, McDonogh, Attack, Senior
Kelsey Duryea, Governor's Academy, Goalie, Junior
Christine Ferguson, St. Paul's, Defender, Senior
Cortney Fortunato, Northport, Attack/Midfield, Sophomore
Shannon Gilroy, Northport, Midfielder, Senior
Erin McMunn, Winters Mill, Attack, Senior
Kelly McPartland, Farmingdale, Midfielder, Senior
Allie Murray, Downingtown, Goalie, Senior
Mikaela Rix, Garden City, Midfielder, Senior
Caileigh Sindall, Good Counsel, Defender, Senior
Brigid Smith, Good Counsel, Attack, Senior
Covie Stanwick, Notre Dame Prep, Attack, Senior
Barbara Sullivan, Garden City, Defender/Midfield, Senior
Kayla Treanor, Niskayuna, Midfielder, Senior
Taylor Trimble, Episcopal Academy, Midfielder, Senior
Congratulations. The honors are well-deserved.
* This isn't just for yourself or your school or your town. This is for America (heck yeah!). As well, Team USA has dominated international play for more than a decade, having won 20 straight games in the U-19 bracket and capturing gold in the last three world championships. So, uhh, yeah, little bit of pressure. Lil' bit.