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Meet the 22: Introducing the 2024 U.S. Women's U20 National Team

July 3, 2024
Matt DaSilva

Rise and shine.

The U.S. Women’s National Team stars of tomorrow will travel halfway around the world to Hong Kong, China, next month for the World Lacrosse Women’s U20 Championship.

USA U20 head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller announced the final 22-player roster Tuesday.

The team set to defend the junior world title includes a Tewaaraton Award finalist, the author of one of the most memorable plays in NCAA championship history, the first-ever service academy players to suit up for the U.S. women in a world championship competition, the national high school player of the year and in another first for any U.S. national team (men or women), a Tennessee native.

Here's a closer look at the 2024 U.S. Women’s U20 National Team.

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Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
College: Northwestern
Position: Goalie

One of several players on this list to come through the USA Lacrosse National Team Development Program, Argentieri has spent two seasons backing up Molly Laliberty at Northwestern, appearing in 11 games (totaling 54-plus minutes) as a freshman on the Wildcats’ 2023 NCAA championship team and then presumably redshirting this season to preserve her eligibility. She played for the USA Select U18 team in 2021.


Hometown: Wantagh, N.Y.
College: Virginia
Position: Attack

A former USA Select U16 player and two-time USA Lacrosse high school All-American, Alaimo burst into the college ranks this year with a Virginia freshman-record 27 assists to go with 17 goals and 24 ground balls. She scored the overtime winner in a 13-12 victory over eventual NCAA champion Boston College.


Hometown: Ithaca, N.Y.
College: Boston College
Position: Midfield

Argentieri’s USA Select U18 teammate in 2021, Baker is a two-way midfielder whose defensive acumen and athleticism has made her one of the most dangerous transition threats in the college game. She was at her best when lights were brightest and BC needed her most, delivering impressive defensive performances in the ACC and NCAA championships. Baker is all hustle and can do it all, as she finished her sophomore season with nine goals, 13 caused turnovers, 17 ground balls and 24 draw controls.


Hometown: Manhassset, N.Y.
College: Duke
Position: Midfield

Barrett competed for both the USA Select U16 and USA Select U18 teams in the National Team Development Program. Sensing a theme here? She played in 12 games as a freshman at Duke this year, notably scoring four goals against Winthrop.


Hometown: Victor, N.Y.
College: Michigan
Position: Defense

Michigan’s suffocating defense was a big storyline during the 2024 NCAA women’s lacrosse season. A two-year starter for the Wolverines, Callahan was a key part of the unit, ranking second on the team with 37 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers and earning USA Lacrosse honorable mention All-American honors.


Hometown: Newark, Del.
College: Boston College
Position: Midfield/Defense

A three-time high school All-American at a school (Tatnall) not known to produce elite national-level players, Colasante oozes pedigree. Her father, Cesidio, played professional soccer. Her mother, Barbara, was an All-American in soccer and lacrosse at Temple. And she’s well on her way to stardom herself, starting 18 games as a freshman at BC and demonstrating a knack for hard-nosed defense. Like her BC and USA teammate Shea Baker, Colasante can contribute in multiple ways. She scored more than 300 goals in high school.


Hometown: Fallston, Md.
College: Northwestern
Position: Midfield/Draw Specialist

At 5-foot-11, Cumberland could slot into the Maddie Jenner role as a draw specialist and tall target who is dangerous in the open field. International rules put a premium on possessions. Having a center who can snag the ball before it becomes a 50-50 is very valuable.


Hometown: Wayne, N.J.
College: Florida
Position: Midfield

Another midfielder who primarily plays defense, Davies started 21 games as a sophomore for the nation’s No. 7-ranked unit. She’s a former two-time New Jersey Player of the Year who scored more than 300 career goals in just three seasons at the high school level. At Florida, however, she focuses on stopping scorers. She was the AAC Defensive Player of the Week after blanking Arizona State sharpshooter Mina Scott and finished second-team All-AAC.


Hometown: Darien, Conn.
College: Boston College
Position: Goalie

Encore! Were it not for Kayla Martello’s scoring binge to spark Boston College’s comeback in the NCAA championship game, Dolce would have been the MVP. Her jumping kick save to stop Dylan Amonte on the doorstep and preserve the Eagles’ 14-13 victory will go down as one of the most clutch plays in history. At 5-foot-10, Dolce does not give shooters many options. She’s a two-time USA Lacrosse honorable mention All-American and the reigning ACC Goalie of the Year. Dolce played for the inaugural USA Select team at the U15 level when the National Team Development Program debuted in 2019.


Hometown: Spring Lake, N.J.
College: Princeton
Position: Attack

The lone Ivy League representative on the 22-player roster, Dora is leading the youth movement at Princeton. She operates as the Tigers’ initiator behind the goal and had a team-high 40 assists as a sophomore. Dora also scored 29 goals while shooting a team-best 54.7 percent.


Hometown: Queensbury, N.Y.
College: Army
Position: Midfield

Three colleges placed multiple players on the national team: Boston College, Northwestern … and Army. Keep in mind, the Black Knights have only had varsity lacrosse for eight years. Duffy has proved transformational. A two-time All-American midfielder, she was the only player in the country to produce 60-plus goals, 100-plus draw controls and 25-plus caused turnovers during the regular season this year. Duffy also stars for Army’s soccer team. She was the single biggest factor in the U.S. training team’s win over Canada at the Fall Classic last October. Then she left to play in the Army-Navy soccer game the next day.


Hometown: Severn, Md.
College: Maryland
Position: Midfield/Defense

When USA Lacrosse launched the National Team Development Program in 2019, it envisioned the kind of athlete journey Edmondson has undertaken. She starred for the USA Select U16 and U18 teams in 2019 and 2021, respectively, and was the No. 1 recruit in the nation. Now she’ll play for the USA U20 team in 2024. The slash-defense designation in the roster release shows her versatility considering Edmonson scored 38 goals at Maryland as a sophomore, but her physicality and intensity play well on both sides of the field.


Hometown: Guilford, Conn.
College: James Madison
Position: Attack

A force of nature, Epke already ranks third all-time in draw controls (250) at James Madison after just two seasons after setting the school’s single-season record with 178 this year. A USA Lacrosse honorable mention All-American, she was also the Dukes’ second-leading scorer with 57 goals and 23 assists. “It’s a huge honor to play for our country and be chosen out of the best to go and compete,” Epke said in a JMU news release announcing her inclusion on the final 22. “I’m excited to learn from new, great coaches and great players around me.”


Hometown: Chapel Hill, N.C.
College: North Carolina
Position: Midfield

One of just two current high school players selected to the team (Hannah Rudolph is the other), Levy is coming off a banner senior season in which she was named the USA Lacrosse National Player of the Year. The do-it-all midfielder led McDonogh (Md.) to the IAAM championship game with 48 goals, 17 assists, 128 draw controls and 22 caused turnovers. Levy, who turns 18 this month, should be well versed in the international game. Her mother and future college coach, Jenny Levy, led the U.S. Women’s National Team to a world championship two years ago.


Hometown: Manhasset, N.Y.
College: Boston College
Position: Attack

From the youngest to the oldest, LoPinto, 20, is the lone player on the team with three years of college experience — two at Florida and one at Boston College. A three-time All-American, the former USA Select U15 standout is one of the top playmakers in the country. She scored 58 goals and had 28 assists this year for the Eagles, who won the NCAA championship. It took her just 23 games to reach 100 career points and 35 games to reach 100 career goals.


Hometown: Montebello, N.Y.
College: Syracuse
Position: Midfield

Muchnick transferred from Maryland to Syracuse and helped solidify the Orange midfield, compiling 27 points in 22 games while adding 20 draw controls and 15 ground balls. She was a draw specialist in high school, giving the U.S. another option at center along with Cumberland and Epke.


Hometown: Charlestown, Mass.
College: Johns Hopkins
Position: Midfield

Yet another versatile option out of the midfield, O’Brien has been a caused turnover machine at Hopkins. She had 25 as a freshman and 38 as a sophomore. Surely Amonte Hiller was watching in the Big Ten semifinals when O’Brien caused a season-high four turnovers as the Blue Jays took Northwestern to the wire. At 5-foot-9, she has the wingspan to be very disruptive in the passing lanes to go with her stout one-on-one defending. O’Brien’s high school stats are the stuff of video games. In just three seasons at Boston Latin, she totaled 363 goals, 119 assists, 304 ground balls, 329 caused turnovers and 400 draw controls.


Hometown: Franklin, Tenn.
College: Stanford
Position: Attack

Following an uncommon path, the first Tennessean to play for any U.S. team at first did so for the USA Select U18 team. She was part of Stanford’s inaugural class of female early enrollees. The runway served Polisky well. She was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and a USA Lacrosse All-American this spring as the Cardinal’s top scorer. Polisky finished with 53 goals and 18 assists in 17 games.


Hometown: Sayville, N.Y.
College: Army
Position: Attack

Duffy and Reilly have been a dynamic duo since they stepped foot on grounds at West Point and now get to go global with their act. Reilly caught the attention of the lacrosse world when — as a freshman — she scored nine goals and accumulated 12 points in Army’s 15-12 win over Navy. A USA Lacrosse honorable mention All-American as a sophomore this year, she finished one point better than Duffy for the team lead with 95 and was the only player in the Patriot League with at least 40 goals and 40 assists.


Hometown: Olney, Md.
College: Northwestern
Position: Midfield

The second-youngest player on the team is also the tallest. A 6-foot wunderkind, Rudolph graduated as a three-time WCAC Player of the Year at Good Counsel (Md.). This year alone she had 78 goals, 49 assists, 144 draw controls, 43 caused turnovers and 34 ground balls. With Cumberland, Duffy, Epke, Levy and Rudolph, the U.S. is not lacking for options at the center spot and has plenty of firepower on the draw circle.


Hometown: Mill Valley, Calif.
College: Northwestern
Position: Midfield

Add one more to the draw mix. The sister of Northwestern’s dynamite specialist Samantha Smith, Madison Smith earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors three times this season while ranking second on the team (behind her sister) with 45 draw controls. She’s a workhorse between the 30s.


Hometown: Wantagh, N.Y.
College: Northwestern
Position: Attack

Two-time Tewaaraton Award winner Izzy Scane was not Northwestern’s leading scorer this year. That distinction belonged to Taylor, who racked up 83 goals and 33 assists as a sophomore to join Scane on the Tewaaraton stage as one of five finalists. Taylor excels creating shots for herself off the dodge and in space. She was the most accurate shooter in the country at 56.5 percent, the best shooting percentage of any Division I player who took at least 120 shots. And she’s lethal from the 8-meter arc, where she converted on 27 of 48 chances this season. Expect the offense to run through Taylor.

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