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    Four Former Wildcats Selected to U.S. National Team

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Katrina Dowd was one of four former NU players selected to return to the U.S. National Team following a tryout this weekend.
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    Katrina Dowd was one of four former NU players selected to return to the U.S. National Team following a tryout this weekend.
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    July 30, 2012

    View the Complete 2013 U.S. National Team Roster

    BALTIMORE, Md. -- U.S. Lacrosse selected four former Northwestern standouts to the senior national team this weekend following a three-day tryout in Baltimore, Md. With more than 80 of the nation's top players attending the tryout, U.S. Lacrosse named 36 players to the training pool for the team that will defend the United States' gold medal at the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup.

    All four former Wildcats named to the roster are returning members of the U.S. National Team pool. They are: Sarah Albrecht (2006), Shannon Smith (2012), Katrina Dowd (2010) and Lindsey Munday (2006), who earlier in July was voted by her peers as captain of the U.S. National Team.

    The team will come together for several training events before the final 18-player FIL World Cup roster is announced in February 2013, including Stars & Stripes weekend (Calif.) in October 2012 and Champion Challenge (Fla.) in January 2013. The team will also conduct numerous national team player clinics throughout the year at various sites around the country.

    Northwestern players have featured in key roles for the American national team in the past, including in June of 2009 when the U.S. won its sixth FIL World Cup. Albrecht, Munday and Kristen Kjellman (2006) all scored goals in a championship game win over Australia in that event.

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