US Lacrosse Announces Selection Process for 2021 U.S. Women’s Team
Next summer, the United States will try to do what no country has done in the history of the World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship — win gold on home soil.
The United States has enjoyed tremendous success in the event, winning gold medals in eight of the 10 previous championships. However, the two previous times that the U.S. has hosted the event — in 1986 in Swarthmore, Pa. and 2005 in Annapolis, Md. — it fell to Australia in the championship game.
The 2021 U.S. team will attempt to change that history when US Lacrosse hosts the event at Towson University in Towson, Md., from July 7-17, 2021.
The U.S. has won the last three world championships and Jenny Levy was named the head coach of the 2021 team in November 2017. Over the last two and a half years, Levy and her staff have been building towards the world championship and the next phase of the process will be a formal tryout scheduled for July 29-31, 2020 at the national team’s training center at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
The application process for this summer tryouts will open on March 30 and run through May 15. A player identification committee, led by US Lacrosse Women’s High Performance Committee Chair Anne Phillips, will evaluate the nominations and select approximately 72 players to participate in the tryouts. Tryout invitations will be extended on June 19.
The player identification committee also includes the current U.S. team coaching staff, a past U.S. women’s team coach, a former U.S. team player and a representative from the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League.
Following the tryout, 36 players will be named to the 2021 U.S. women’s training team. Those players will participate in a number of training opportunities over the next year which will ultimately result in a final roster of 18 players competing in the World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship.