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posted 04.29.2013 at 4.43 p.m. by Nathaniel Badder

U.S. National Team Weekend Roundup

US Lacrosse's Nathaniel Badder oversees all aspects of — except for coaching and playing on — the four U.S. national teams. And he monitors Team USA players' in the college game as well. Here's a roundup of notable weekend performances from U.S. national teamers.

Men's, Women's Tewaaraton Nominees Named
The Tewaaraton Foundation names its nominees, and Team USA was well-represented with 15 of 25 women’s nominees being current or former U.S. Women’s National Team or Under-19 Team members.


McMunn Helps Princeton Upset Penn State
2011 U.S. Women’s Under-19 attacker Erin McMunn scored three goals and handed out three assists to lead Princeton past Penn State – and former Team USA teammate Tatum Coffey, who tallied two goals in the loss.

Treanor Helps Fill Tumolo Void for Syracuse
With women’s team member Michelle Tumolo sidelined with a ACL injury, 2011 U.S. Women’s Under-19 star Kayla Treanor notched six goals and one assist as Syracuse topped Georgetown 13-7.
Schwarzmann Leads Maryland to Another ACC Crown
2013 U.S. Women’s Team and Maryland midfielder Katie Schwarzmann dished out four assists en route to being named ACC Championship MVP as she lead the Terps past North Carolina to capture their fifth straight ACC crown.

Hopkins Edges Ohio State
Hopkins edged Ohio State, led by Taylor D’Amore (2g, 2a; 2012 U.S. Women’s Team), Jen Cook (1g; 2011 U.S. Women’s Under-19 Team), and Dene DiMartino (2g; 2011 U.S. Women’s Under-19 Training Team).


Buczek Chips in During Cornell's Big Win
Men’s U19 midfielder Connor Buczek tallies four goals, helping Cornell to beat Princeton 17-11 in the Big City Classic.
U19 Teammates Square Off in ACC Title Game
Men’s U19 teammates Ryan Tucker (1g) and Steve Pontrello (2g) squared off in the ACC Championship, with Pontrello’s Tar Heels topping Tucker’s Cavaliers 16-13.
Cassese, Lehigh Earn NCAA Berth
Men’s Team Assistant Coach — and three-time Team USA star — Kevin Cassese guided Lehigh to the Patriot League title and an NCAA berth.
Dixon, Rabil Put Up Numbers in MLL Openers
2010 U.S. Men’s Team midfielder Kyle Dixon notched 7 points, including three two-pointers, leading the Bayhawks past the Rattlers in the first week of  the MLL season. His Team USA teammate, Paul Rabil, scored four goals, but the Boston Cannons fell to the New York Lizards 14-11.

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