Munday And Wills Selected To U.S. Lacrosse National Team|
Feb. 7, 2012
USC women's lacrosse head coach Lindsey Munday and assistant coach Devon Wills were named to the US Lacrosse 24-player U.S. women's national senior team roster for the North American Challenge Cup, to be held July 13-15, 2012, in Oshawa, Canada it was announced February 2.
The touring team will lay the foundation for the squad of 36 players that will be selected for the 2013 World Cup. Munday and Wills are among 12 returnees from the 2009 gold medal-winning FIL World Cup Team.
"I am honored to be selected as one of the 24 players that will represent Team USA in Canada this summer," said Munday. "The opportunity to represent our country is one that I am forever grateful for. The United States boasts some of the best lacrosse players in the World and it is an incredible experience to play and practice with such a talented group of people. Everyone pushes one another to improve their game so that we can achieve our ultimate goal of bringing back the Gold to the United States. Although there are only 24 players who will travel to Canada, every single member of the US Team past and present has had a hand in helping this group.
Hopefully one day some of our own USC players will have this once in a lifetime opportunity to play for their country and wear the red, white, and blue with pride."
"Playing for another World Cup is a huge honor and opportunity," said Wills. "Every weekend when we train, we become better teammates and push each other to handle some really tough pressure situations. The group has really come together and matured over the past few months, and I can't wait to see our team play against some other international teams this summer".
I not only want to be a good example for our players, but as a Coach, it would be incredible to see some of our Trojans in the 2017 World Cup. The sense of pride that you have for your country and school once you reach your goal, is something that I will always cherish and would love for our players to experience."