Oct. 4, 2007
Stanford women's lacrosse will travel this weekend to Oregon to participate in the Stars and Stripes Tournament. The U.S. Elite and Developmental teams will both play exhibition games against collegiate teams from Cal-Berkeley, Oregon and Stanford to highlight the weekend. This is the first time in over 30 years that US Team has competed or trained on the West Coast.
This is a strong sign that the west coast is becoming a destination for the lacrosse community.
Stanford is scheduled to face the University of Oregon on Oct.6 at 5:00 p.m. The Cardinal will then take on the U.S. Elite team on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 9:00 a.m. They will finish their weekend with a 12:30 p.m. matchup against the U.S. Development team.
Cardinal goalkeeper Laura Shane is a member of the U.S. Development team and will participate with them for all of their matches. The weekend will also include clinics by U.S. Elite team members and a chance for four top high school club lacrosse teams to participate.
The National Team program exists as a training program for U.S. teams for international play and to help promote and develop women's lacrosse around the country. The Elite and Developmental teams represent the highest level of playing experience for women's lacrosse players and coaches in the United States, with the exception of a touring team. This squad is comprised of individuals who have demonstrated their exceptional abilities as lacrosse players with regards to skill but also through leadership and sportsmanship. The squads are designed to prepare and train the best players in the country to compete against the best collegiate and international teams in the world.
This is the first time in over 30 years that US Team has competed or trained on the West Coast. The matches will all take place at the Terpenning Recreation Complex in Beaverton, Ore.