Midfielder Tiernan invited to US National Team Tryout

After a strong sophomore season, Nicole Tiernan has a shot at making the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Tiernan received an invitation, along with 83 other players, to a three-day tryout at Georgetown University from June 13 to 15. Roughly 36 to 40 players will be selected to the squad from there.

The speedy midfielder ranked second on the Owls in scoring, recording 29 goals and four assists in 2014, along with 13 caused turnovers. She was also named to the All-Big East Second Team at the end of the season.

After selections are made, the team will train in preparation for the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup in Surrey, England, where a roster of 18 players will represent the U.S.

“I am so excited for Nicole to have this opportunity,” coach Bonnie Rosen said in a press release. “She is just beginning to realize how great of a lacrosse player she can be and I am thrilled that she will get the chance this weekend to compete against, play with, and learn from the best players in the country.

“I am so proud of Nicole for being willing to go after this dream and I, along with all of her coaches and teammates, wish her the best of luck this weekend,” Rosen added.

The National Team is led by Georgetown head coach Georgetown Ricky Fried, as it looks to go for a third consecutive World Cup title.

This is the first time the team has held tryouts via invite-only.

-Nick Tricome

Lacrosse seniors reflect on final home game

On Senior Day, the lacrosse team would have liked to end the season on a winning note.  Such was not the case, however, as the Owls fell to Richmond 16-15 on Sunday, April 21.

Appropriately, two seniors led the way in scoring, with Stephany Parcell scoring four goals and Charlotte Swavola scoring three.  Parcell and Swavola each recorded an assist as well.

Parcell showed her competitive spirit when it came to losing by such a small margin.

“We were undefeated until today,” she said. “Scoring goals is good, but if you can’t score enough, you can’t win the game.  It would have been nice if I could have had one more, or the team could have had another one.  Two more would have won that game.”

Swavola displayed a similar attitude in describing her expectation for Senior Day.

“If we would have won, I would have said ‘no,’ but you always say things that you take back,” she said. ” The other team was good.  I did a couple of things that I wanted to do, but it’s not a win.  It’s not exactly what I wanted.”

Coach Bonnie Rosen was not discouraged by the loss.

“It was a good, hard fought effort, and all year, different people step up at different times, and we continue to see that growth,” she said. “I think the game has the ability to prepare us more for the A- 10 Tournament then, maybe, an easier win.”