STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford women’s lacrosse team will play the 2013 World Cup champion United States national team in a game that will be aired live on ESPN3 on Oct. 13.
The game highlights the Cardinal’s fall schedule, released Friday. Stanford plays host to California in a fall opener Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. before traveling to Maryland for the Navy Fall Invitational (Oct. 12) and the U.S. contest at Towson University.
The game against Stanford is one of four the U.S. will play over the Oct. 12-13 weekend, all against 2013 NCAA tournament teams. The others are Navy, Georgetown, and Towson. Last year, Stanford played host to the U.S. team. One connection between the two: Stanford head coach Amy Bokker is a U.S. assistant.
Stanford next will return home for its alumnae game (Oct. 19), and the Stanford Play Day, involving six schools in a series of short games on Oct. 26 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The fall season concludes Nov. 1 with an intrasquad matchup (4 p.m.).
Stanford is coming off a 14-6 season that featured the program’s first NCAA tournament victory – an 8-7 triumph over Notre Dame. Stanford won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament title for the eighth time in nine years.
Stanford’s Rachel Ozer and Anna Kim are returning IWLCA All-Region players and were among six Cardinal named to the All-MPSF team.
Stanford's 2013 fall schedule:
|Sept. 27 (Fri.)||California||7 p.m.||Stanford|
|Oct. 12 (Sat.)||Navy Fall Invitational||8 a.m.-5 p.m. PT (8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET)||Annapolis, Md.|
|Oct. 13 (Sun.)||U.S. national team (ESPN3)||8 a.m. PT (11 a.m. ET)||Towson, Md.|
|Oct. 13 (Sun.)||Towson||10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET)||Towson, Md.|
|Oct. 19 (Sat.)||Alumnae||TBA||Stanford|
|Oct. 26 (Sat.)||Stanford Play Day||8 a.m.-5 p.m.||Stanford|