Romeo Seeks U.S. Women’s National Team Roster Spot

Romeo is one of 11 freshmen to compete for a spot on the U.S. national team (photo courtesy Ted Keating).

BALTIMORE, Md. – Harvard women’s lacrosse’s Marisa Romeo has been selected as one of 11 freshmen and 88 overall players in the tryout pool for the 2014-15 U.S. Women’s National Team, U.S. Lacrosse announced. Tryouts will be held at Georgetown University June 13-15.

The 36-40 players that are selected to the national team after the three-day tryout will train as part of the lead-up to the 2017 Federation of the International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup in Surrey, England. Ultimately, 18 players will wear red, white and blue as the U.S. goes for a third consecutive and eighth overall world title.

An attacker from Syracuse, N.Y., Romeo earned a spot on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Northeast All-Region second team and on the All-Ivy second team after pouring in 48 goals and 58 points to pace the Ancient Eight as a rookie. Romeo, who recorded at least one point in every game this spring, led the squad with 10 assists, posted nine hat tricks and notched at least four goals in a contest in seven outings. She contributed a career-best six times in a 12-8 win over Vanderbilt April 2. In her first season in Cambridge, she helped the Crimson conclude the regular season 9-7 overall and 4-3 against the Ivies to advance to the Ivy League tournament for the third time in four seasons.