Ford, McMahon Earn U.S. National Team Tryout

Ford, McMahon Earn U.S. National Team Tryout

Emma Ford was an All-Ivy first-team selection in 2016 (Penny Ashford).

SPARKS, Md. -- Juniors Emma Ford and Maeve McMahon of the Harvard women's lacrosse team are among 105 players that have been selected to try out for the 2017 U. S. Women's National Team. Tryouts will be held from Aug. 5-7 at the national team training center at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland.

Following the three-day tryout, approximately 36 players will be selected for the U.S. team, which will train in the lead-up to the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's World Cup in Guildford, England. Ultimately, 18 players will represent the U.S. as the team goes for a third consecutive and eighth overall world title.

Ford, a defender and native of Skaneateles, New York, who was selected to the All-Ivy League first team and Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region second team, caused 12 turnovers, won 10 draw controls and grabbed 29 ground balls during her junior season.

An attacker, McMahon, a product of Duxbury, Massachusetts, ranked fourth on Harvard with 32 points and was third with 32 goals this season. McMahon also won 24 draw controls and picked up 13 ground balls, and her sister, Samantha '11, served as captain of the women's lacrosse team.