Get to Know the U.S. Women's National Team: Midfield
|Ally Carey won gold with the U.S.
U-19 National Team in 2007, and hopes to help the senior team earn
similar honors at next month's FIL World Cup.
© JC Pinheiro
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.
As we edge closer and closer to the opening draw at the FIL Women's World Cup from July 10-20th in Oshawa Ontario, we continue our look at the U.S. Women's National Team here on LaxMagazine.com. A week ago, we looked at a breakdown of the attack unit. Today, we take a look at the midfield, which features seven of the top athletes in the game today.
College: Maryland '10
Hometown: Phoenix, Md.
U.S. National Team 2008-13, U.S. World Cup Team 2009, U.S. Developmental Team 2007-08
Strengths: Dodging, shooting, defending
Buzz Words: "She has so much power when she
puts the ball on cage. Every time she rips the ball, we have to get
a new ball off the end line, because it's not coming back."
—McGarvie Reilly on McFadden
College: Northwestern '06
Hometown: Braintree, Mass.
U.S. National Team 2006-13, U.S. World Cup Team 2009
Strengths: Clutch scoring, off-ball presence
Buzz Words: "She's such a natural link to the
attack, from the middies to the attacking end, especially in our
—Assistant coach Liz Robertshaw on Albrecht
College: James Madison '07
Hometown: Columbia, Md.
U.S. National Team 2006-08, 2009-13; U.S. Developmental Team 2005-06, 2008-09
Strengths: Speed, fitness, communication
Buzz Words: "She is the definition of a true
—Munday on Berger
College: Duke '11
Hometown: Needham, Mass.
U.S. National Team 2008-13, U.S. U19 Team 2007
Strengths: Ball control under pressure, hustle
Buzz Words: "She went from 'Baby Bull' to being
one of the fixtures on the field. She kind of came out of nowhere
in 2009 to become a player who's just reliable—Johnny on the
— Fried on Bullard
College: Vanderbilt '12
Hometown: Bel Air, Md.
U.S. National Team 2011-13, U.S. U19 Team 2007
Strengths: Draw control, power
Buzz Words: "Ally is a huge asset for us on the
—Assistant coach Amy Bokker on Carey
College: Boston College '11
Hometown: Framingham, Mass.
U.S. National Team 2010-13
Strengths: Defensive positioning, transition offense
Buzz Words: "It seems like she has wings. She
goes from one end of the field, and it's like she's a spark. It's
like, boom, there she goes."
—McGarvie Reilly on Igoe
College: Maryland '13
Hometown: Sykesville, Md.
U.S. National Team 2010-13
Strengths: Speed, field vision, off-ball deception
Buzz Words: "She's lulling defenders into
getting comfortable and then she'll just turn it on and absolutely
blow by someone."
—Munday on Schwarzmann