Three former Syracuse Orange players: Kayla Treanor (‘16), Michelle Tumolo (‘13) and Becca Block (‘13) have been named to the 2017 U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team. The trio of All-Americans will compete in the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup.
The event will be played in Guildford, England on July 12-22.
This will be the first FIL World Cup for Treanor, Tumolo and Block. The World Cup team has 18 members and was whittled down from the 25-player U.S. World Cup Training Team.
The team premiered last weekend at the Team USA Spring Premiere last weekend in Bradenton, Fla. Team USA defeated Florida 20-19 and trounced the Irish twice.
Treanor, currently an assistant coach at Harvard and one of the best offensive players Syracuse has ever seen, recorded six points on four goals and two assists. Tumolo had an assist in both games and Block saw action in both games on defense.
Team USA has won seven world championships, reaching the gold medal games in every FIL World Cup, and losing only once to Australia in 1986. They hold an overall record of 52-6-1.
One other Syracuse player almost made the team. Former goalie Liz Hogan (‘11) was the final keeper cut from the roster.
Two alternates for the World Cup and the 15-player roster that will continue on to the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, also in July, will be named next week.