Tryouts for Girls’ National Tournament Team Announced

The US Lacrosse Orange County Chapter will be holding tryouts for the National Tournament on March 11, 2017.   Led by coaches Kate Hick (Foothill High School) and Lauren Ciccomascolo (Tesoro High School), the National Tournament Team will travel to New England for the experience of a lifetime.  The team will participate in the Women’s National Tournament at Yale University in New Haven, CT and attend the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Final Four in Boston.  Players must be nominated as described below to participate in the tryouts.

Nominations

  • Coaches are encouraged to nominate freshman, sophomores, and junior that they believe are: Impact players, and individuals who could play at a higher level.
  • All nominations need to be sent to Kate Hick (katesoulier@gmail.com) by March 4, 2017
  • Players who have not been nominated and feel they qualify for the tryout should request a nomination from their high school coach. Coach Hick said “If that request is denied they may email me directly(katesoulier@gmail.com) and I’ll speak to their coach on their behalf to determine if the try-out would be a good fit.”

Registration

  • Coach Hick will send an email to the nominated players and their coaches with a link for registration
  • Nominees will then have the choice to register.
  • A fee of $50 for the try-out will be collected on site before the try-out.
  • Registration will be open from 3/4 to 3/9
  • After 3/9 individuals will not be allowed to register and no walk-ups are allowed the day of the try-out.

Try-Out

  • Date: March 11, 2017
  • Location:  San Juan Hills High School
  • Time: 4:30-8:00 pm. In order to be considered players must attend at least 2/3 of the try-out.

The National Tournament, held annually in May with its origins dating back to the early 1930s, has been played in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland in recent years and continues to be a major draw for high school aged players. With nearly 70 teams from across the country competing annually, the National Tournament has been become one of the nation’s marquee college recruiting events. The event is open to all high school aged players, but players must try out for regional teams in order to participate.

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