Kathleen Typadis Selected To Final Tryouts For U.S. Lacrosse Teams
June 13, 2007
BALTIMORE - University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse rising senior Kathleen Typadis (Medfield, Mass.) has been selected as one of 98 players from around the country to participate in the final tryouts for the United States Women's Lacrosse Developmental and Elite teams. Typadis is one of the top returning collegiate players in the nation and is a two-time IWLCA All-Region and Atlantic 10 All-Conference performer. She is also the lone player to represent the Atlantic 10 Conference. The U.S. Elite and Developmental teams represent the highest level of playing experience for women's lacrosse players and coaches in the United States.
This past spring, Typadis set a new single-season scoring record for the UMass women's lacrosse program with 52 goals. She carries a 41-game scoring streak into the 2008 season which currently ranks third nationally among active players. As a senior, her 131 career goals will be the third most in the NCAA among active players. Her 52 regular-season goals were the eighth most scored by a player in the country and she was one of just 15 players to break the 50-goal mark in the regular season.
Alongside Typadis, UMass assistant coach Sarah Albrecht (Braintree, Mass./Northwestern '06) has been selected to the final tryout list. In 2006 she became a member of the U.S. National Elite Team after leading her alma mater Northwestern to its second consecutive NCAA Championship title.
"This is a great honor for Kathleen to have made the first cut for the U.S. teams," said UMass head coach Alexis Venechanos. "These teams are made up of the best lacrosse players in the country and the world. This is a testament to her skill and desire as a player and will be a great experience for her as she prepares for her senior season. Sarah was on the team last season and I think her presence is a great benefit for Kathleen."
UMass has had three representatives on the U.S. National Team and three on either the U.S. Development or Elite squads. Marge Anderson '82 and Lisa Griswold-Lindley '87 both played on the National Team as did former UMass head coach Francesca Den Hartog McClellan.
Anderson was a member of the National Team from 1981-90. She scored the winning goal in sudden death overtime to lead the U.S. team to a gold medal at the 1989 World Cup and was the leading scorer of the 1986 World Cup when the U.S. won the silver medal.
Griswold-Lindley was a member of the 1989 gold medalist team. She was a two-time All-American at UMass earning second-team honors in 1986 and first-team honors in 1987.
Den Hartog McClellan played from 1981-89 and served as an assistant coach for the U.S. team in 1990. She was the team's high scorer and youngest member of the 1982 squad. During her time on the National Team, she helped the U.S. to gold medals in the 1982 and 1989 World Cups and silver at the 1986 Cup.
Assistant coaches Elaine Jones (1994-95), Jill Pearsall (1996-97) and Albrecht (2007-present) have each been members of either the U.S. Development or Elite teams.
The 98 players were selected from a pool of approximately 180 players that competed during the first round tryouts in the Stars and Stripes Division at the U.S. Lacrosse Women's Division National Tournament held at Lehigh University on May 26-27. The final tryouts for the 2007-08 U.S. Developmental and Elite team will be held from August 3-5, 2007 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Tryouts for each team are held annually with the exception of the Elite team during a World Cup year. In that instance, players selected to the Elite team play for 23 months - from the October selection month through USA Team trials in August the calendar year following the World Cup.
Serving as the head coach for the 2007-08 U.S. Elite team is Sue Heether (Baltimore, MD). Her assistants are Ricky Fried (Washington. D.C.), Jennifer Ulehla (Pennington, NJ), and Mac Ford (Baltimore, MD). Elizabeth Kittleman (Philadelphia, PA) is the team's general manager. Michael Cantele (Gettysburg, Pa.) is the team's athletic trainer.
Serving as the head coach for the 2007-08 U.S. Developmental team is Amy Patton (Hanover, N.H.). Her assistants are Kerri Whitaker (Columbia University), Jen Larson (University Oregon), and Missy Foote (Middlebury, Vt.). Kimberly Simons (Baltimore, MD) is the team's general manager. Sandy Worth (Beltsville, Md.) is the team's athletic trainer.
Typadis and the Minutewomen posted an 8-9 overall record and a 3-4 mark in the Atlantic 10 this past season under first-year head coach Alexis Venechanos. The eight wins for UMass were the most since going 11-8 in 2003.
The Minutewomen will return 91 percent of their scoring for the 2008 season along with its entire defensive unit minus four-year starter Lauren McCarthy (Derry, N.H.) in cage. UMass will also have sophomore Kaytlin McCormick (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) back in the lineup after she redshirted the 2007 season. McCormick netted 31 goals and four assists in 2006 as a freshman. UMass returns 10 of its 12 starters from the 2007 season and a total of 20 letterwinners.
PLAYERS SELECTED FOR FINAL TRYOUTS Jessica Adam (Duke) Sarah Albrecht (Northwestern) Amy Altig (James Madison) Allison Ambrozy (Pennsylvania) Amy Appelt (Virginia) Kendra Bauer (Towson) Kelly Berger (James Madison) Lindsey Biles (Princeton) Kristin Blanchette (New Hampshire) Megan Burker (Stanford) Jillian Byers (Notre Dame) Quinn Carney (Maryland) Kristen Carr (North Carolina) Christine Casaceli (Princeton) Katie Chrest (Duke) Becky Clipp (Maryland) Jennifer Collins (Maryland) Jenn Cook (North Carolina) Kathryn Cox (Princeton) Caroline Cryer (Duke) Rachel Culp (Virginia Tech) Sarah Dalton (Boston University) Rachael Dececco (Princeton) Michele DeJuliis (Penn State) Ali Deluca (Pennsylvania) Kate Doolittle (Maryland) Whitney Douthett (Dartmouth) Kimberly Dubansky (Johns Hopkins) Rebecca Edwards (Pennsylvania) Michi Ellers (Georgetown) Kelsey Evans (RIT) Allison Evans (William and Mary) Amber Falcone (North Carolina) Kaitlin Farmer (Pennsylvania) Courtney Farrell (Cornell) Kate Filippelli (Loyola) Meredith Frank (Northwestern) Margaret Freshwater (North Carolina) Natasha Fuchs (James Madison) Jenna Golden (Boston University) Jamie Hanssen (North Carolina) Kimberly Hillier (Hofstra) Jennifer Holden (Virginia) Leigh Jester (Duke) Christina Juras (North Carolina) Alex Kahoe (Maryland) Mary Key (Johns Hopkins) Tarah Kirnan (Pennsylvania) Kristen Kjellman (Northwestern) Rachel Klein (Boston University) Maggie Koch (Georgetown) Erica LaGrow (North Carolina) Melissa Lehman (Pennsylvania) Ann Leibovitz (Dartmouth) Lindsay Lewis (Boston University) Katie Lewis-Lamonica (Princeton) Jessica Lieb (Penn State) Nikki Lieb (Virginia) Kaitlyn Lombardo (Pennsylvania) Kendall McBrearty (Virginia) Caitlyn McFadden (Maryland) Holly Mcgarvie (Princeton) Caline McHenry (Duke) Meggie McNamara (Towson) Jessica Morgan (Virginia) Kristin Morrison (Princeton) Lindsey Munday (Northwestern) Kelly Munroe (Boston University) Regina Oliver (Ohio State) Megan O'Malley (Virginia) Bunny O'Reilly (Georgetown) Elizabeth Pillion (Princeton) Mallory Poole (C.W. Post) Caitlin Preas (Mount St. Mary's) Hilary Renna (Pennsylvania) Jess Roguski (Vanderbilt) Crista Samaras (Princeton) Lauren Schmidt (Stanford) Kristin Schwab (Princeton) Lauren Schwarzmann (Johns Hopkins) Laura Shane (Stanford) Theresa Sherry (Princeton) Brooke Shinaberry (Vanderbilt) Tara Singleton (Loyola) Emma Spiro (Pennsylvania) Kristen Stone (Loyola) Brigid Strain (James Madison) Kristen Taylor (North Carolina) Kelly Taylor (North Carolina) Kathleen Typadis (Massachusetts) Lauren Vance (Princeton) Emily Vitrano (William and Mary) Acacia Walker (Maryland) Sarah Waxman (Pennsylvania) Blair Weymouth (Virginia) Devon Wills (Dartmouth) Kristen Wong (William and Mary) Kaileigh Wright (Pennsylvania)