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posted 08.01.2012 at 12.25 p.m. by Corey McLaughlin

STX Seeks Captains for Elite Women’s Team

Lacrosse equipment manufacturer STX is putting together what it's calling the first ever elite level women's lacrosse team, and the company is seeking recent college graduates to fill the roster. And three captains to help pick it.

In an announcement Tuesday, Baltimore-based STX opened up the application process for team captains and said winners will live, work and play in Baltimore and be featured in an original web-based series, "Love For the Game," that will chronicle their journey of training and preparing to lead the elite team during its first season.

The captains will help STX organize and recruit for tryouts – scheduled for early summer of 2013 – set up the season schedule and design the team's uniforms. They will also get a chance to work for STX and may appear in ads and media opportunities in, say, Lacrosse Magazine and

And there's an MTV "Real World" component to this, too. The captains will live together in Baltimore in housing provided by STX.

Applicants for team captains must be recent female college graduates who played lacrosse in college, and who are no longer eligible to play NCAA sports. To apply, submit a 1-2 minute video to along with a headshot, description of why you live and breathe lacrosse and a completed questionnaire. The deadline to apply for the first round of selections is Aug. 10. The application can be downloaded at

As for elite level lacrosse, US Lacrosse on Sunday announced the 36-player roster for the 2012-14 U.S. women's national team. This group will serve as the training team pool for the team that will defend Team USA's 2009 gold medal at the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.