Queri Invited to Tryout For U.S. U19 National Team

Queri Invited to Tryout For U.S. U19 National Team

Tessa Queri led all Harvard freshmen with 24 points (22 goals, two assists). (Gil Talbot)

US Lacrosse Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising sophomore midfielder Tessa Queri was named among one of 109 players invited to try out for the 2019 U.S. Women's U19 National Team. Tryouts will be held Aug. 10-12, 2018 at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.

A Player Identification Committee that included US Lacrosse Women's High Performance Committee Chair Anne Phillips, U.S U19 head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller, U19 assistant coaches Ann Elliott, Brooke Matthews, Angela McMahon, U19 team assistant manager Meredith Frank McGinnis, U.S. senior team head coach Jenny Levy and eight regional recruiting coordinators determined the list of players invited to tryouts from a pool of more than 500 applicants.

Queri was Harvard's leading freshman scorer, recording 24 points (22 goals, two assists) with nine ground balls, seven draw controls and five caused turnovers. Queri had goals in all but two games for the Crimson and had the most goals by a Harvard freshman in a season since 2015.

The 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's U19 World Championship will be held Aug. 1-10, 2019 in Peterborough, Canada.

The United States has won four of the six previous FIL Women's U19 championships held (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) while Australia (1995) and Canada (2015) have each won once.