Feb. 10, 2002
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford was selected by U.S. Lacrosse as one of the 13 National Clinic Day sights for 2002. The clinic was held on Febuary 10, 2002 and the gorgeous California weather played host to 150 registrants and 4 US players who staffed the clinic. They included all three Bay Area World Cup players: Quinn Carney (site director), Michele Uhlfelder, and Kristen Sommar, as well as U.S. Developmental Team player, Kate Graw.
Since 1992, the National Clinic has been an annual event for the Women's US National Teams program. Its focus has been to develop and foster the growth of women's lacrosse across the country, and serve as a fundraiser. Thousands of young women have had the opportunity to learn from the sport's elite players, as the US Elite and Developmental team members travel all over the U.S. to teach and act as role models for the nation's young players.
"We were very excited to be chosen as a site to host U.S. National Clinic Day. It has been an event that we have pursued hosting here at Stanford because it fits in so well with our program's mission statement, which includes helping promote and grow the game nationally and locally. We feel really good about Sunday--we had a great turnout and that's indicative of the growth and visibility that the sport is gaining here," said Stanford Head Coach, Michele Uhlfelder.
Stanford Assistant Coach, Quinn Carney volunteered as the site director for the clinic. She said, "Our goal, as U.S. players, is to promote the growth of women's lacrosse across the country. It was a great opportunity as a Stanford Coach to promote the clinic in an area that is so ready to embrace this sport. I couldn't be happier with the enthusiasm on Sunday. We signed up over 100 new U.S. Lacrosse members...it was a successful day for everyone!"