BALTIMORE — Rising sophomore Tatum Coffey of the Penn State women’s lacrosse team was among the 36 players selected to the 2012-14 U.S. Women’s National Senior Team, US Lacrosse announced Sunday. Coffey, who will turn 19 in August, is Team USA’s youngest member.
The 36-player team will serve as the training team pool for the squad that will defend Team USA’s 2009 gold medal at the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup, to be held July 11-20, 2013, in Oshawa, Ont. The team was chosen following a three-day tryout that featured more than 80 of the top women’s lacrosse players in the country.
In international competition, Coffey was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. National Under-19 Team at the 2011 FIL Under-19 Women’s World Championship in Hannover, Germany. Coffey had a goal and an assist as the U.S. rallied to a 14-11 win over Australia.
At Penn State, Coffey started in all 19 games as a freshman and was the Second Team All-ALC honoree. She tied for second on the team with 34 goals, ranked third in points (40) and led the Nittany Lions in draw controls (53) and caused turnovers (18).
She helped the Nittany Lions finish 12-7 and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals.
The U.S. Women’s National Senior Team will cut its FIL World Cup roster to 18 players in February.