Lacrosse's Rix Named to the U.S. Women's National Team
June 16, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College rising senior Mikaela Rix was one of 38 players named to the 2014-15 United States Women's National Team, US Lacrosse announced at the conclusion of a three-day tryout at Georgetown.
Players were selected from an 81-player invite-only tryout pool, and were evaluated by the Team USA coaching staff, led by head coach Ricky Fried, as well as several top-level college coaches. The team will train and compete in several exhibition events in the lead-up to the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's World Cup in Surrey, England. Ultimately, 18 players will represent the U.S. as the team goes for a third consecutive and eighth overall world title.
Rix, a midfielder from Garden City, N.Y., earned her third consecutive First-Team IWLCA All-America honors during the 2014 season, to go along with All-ACC and IWLCA All-Northeast Region accolades for the third straight time. She led the Eagles with 79 draw controls and 57 goals on the year and finished second in points (74) and caused turnovers (15). She was also a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, lacrosse top award.
Rix helped the Eagles make their first-ever NCAA quarterfinal appearance and led the team to a 15-6 season, a program record. Rix, along with five other players named to the national team, were members of the gold-medal winning 2011 U.S. Women's Under-19 team.
The team will next convene for a training weekend Aug. 1-3 at Georgetown. Click here for full U.S. team roster.