June 19, 2013

Get to Know U.S. Women's National Team: Attack

by Lacrosse Magazine staff | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

Lindsey Munday - Photo by Scott McCall
Lindsay Munday is a veteran leader for the Team USA attack unit, having played on the national team since 2006 and appeared in the 2009 World Cup
© Scott McCall 

A version of this article appears in the June 2013 issue of Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse. Don't get the mag? Join US Lacrosse and its 400,000-plus members today to start your subscription.

With less than a month before the first draw of the 2013 FIL Women's World Cup, there's a lot to learn about the squad that is going to represent the USA in Ontario.

On attack alone, the USA has the all-time NCAA tournament record-holder for goals (Katrina Dowd), Northwestern's single-season points and assists record-holder (Lindsey Munday), the NCAA single-game assists record holder (Katie Rowan), and a player who led her college team this spring in goals, assists and draw controls (Danielle Etrasco). Lets see what else you need to know about this talented crew.

Lindsey Munday

Height: 5-foot-3
College: Northwestern '06
Age: 28
Hometown: Mountain Lakes, N.J.
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U.S. National Team 2006-13, U.S. World Cup Team 2009

Strengths: Leadership, lacrosse IQ, lefty feeding

Buzz Words: "Last summer in Canada, Lindsey was injured and unable to play, and she was still voted captain by her teammates. That's a pretty impressive distinction."
—Assistant coach Jess Wilk Strosberg on Munday

Katrina Dowd

Height: 5-foot-4
College: Northwestern '10
Age: 24
Hometown: Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
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U.S. National Team 2009-13, U.S. Developmental Team 2008-09

Strengths: Dodging, creativity

Buzz Words: "She has this so-enthusiastic, two-hands-fist pump, mouth-wide-open 'we scored' expression. I love that about her."
—Defender Holly McGarvie Reilly on Dowd

Danielle Etrasco

Height: 5-foot-3
College: Boston University '13
Age: 21
Hometown: Massapequa, N.Y.
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U.S. National Team 2011-13

Strengths: Finishing inside, riding

Buzz Words: "In the inside, I love passing to her, because you know she's going to put it away. She has a great ability to change her release point at the last second."
—Attacker Lindsey Munday on Etrasco

Katie Rowan

Height: 5-foot-10
College: Syracuse '09
Age: 25
Hometown: Delmar, N.Y.
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U.S. National Team 2008-13, U.S. World Cup Team 2009

Strengths: Feeding over the top, finishing around the goal

Buzz Words: "Quiet killer. She's so poised and calm when she plays. And then she'll turn it on and blow by you and it's like, 'Oops, I just scored a goal.'"
Munday on Rowan

The Federation of International Lacrosse Women's World Cup is July 10-20 is Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Check back to LaxMagazine.com all month for more preview coverage.


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