September 19, 2013

Four Added to U.S. Women's Roster for Stars and Stripes

by Sean Burns | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

Duke junior Taylor Trimble was All-World and a captain of the gold medal-winning U.S. U19 team in 2011.
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Four players have been added to the Team USA roster for the upcoming Stars and Stripes weekend following the announcement of Gina Oliver, Megan Huether and Sarah Albrecht's retirement from the squad. Alex Aust, Taylor Cummings, Kayla Treanor, and Taylor Trimble will play with the U.S. women for the event, which takes place on Oct. 12 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. and Oct. 13 at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.

Three of the four are current collegiate players, with the fourth having just graduated this May. Trimble is a junior at Duke, while Treanor is a sophomore at Syracuse. Cummings and Aust both played for Maryland this spring, with Cummings finishing up her freshman year and Aust graduating after the Terps' loss in the NCAA finals against North Carolina.

Trimble and Treanor also have a history with Team USA, as both played with the gold-medal winning team in the 2011 U19 World Championships in Hannover, Germany. Trimble was a captain of that team and named to the All-World team following a 14-11 win in the finals over Australia. None of the four players, however, have ever played with the senior team.

At Stars and Stripes, Team USA will face four college squads in two days, taking on Navy and Georgetown on Oct. 12 before playing Stanford and Towson the following day. Admission to the games is free throughout the weekend.

Prior to the games on Oct. 12, Team USA will host a clinic for youth players in grades 3-12 from 12-2 p.m. Registration is open at uslacrosse.org/nationalteamclinics.

The lone college graduate, Aust was a Tewaaraton finalist and IWLCA first-team All-American this season after leading Maryland with 125 points on 70 goals and 55 assists. She won an NCAA title in 2010 with Maryland and set an ACC tournament record with 17 points as a junior.

Cummings was fourth on that same Maryland team with 57 points (43G, 14A) and led the Terps with 94 draw controls, joining her teammate on the IWLCA first team. The midfielder was also the Lacrosse Magazine High School Player of the Year twice during a storied career at IAAM powerhouse McDonogh (Md.).

As a freshman at Syracuse, Treanor also earned a first-team nod from the IWLCA and was the Big East Tournament MVP after leading her team in goals (71) and finishing second in points (95). A four-year starter at Niskayuna (N.Y.) before heading upstate, Treanor was a three-time US Lacrosse All-American.

Another three-time US Lacrosse All-American, Trimble scored 37 goals this spring for Duke as a sophomore.


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