BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse alumnae Taryn VanThof '15 has been named to the prestigious 36-member U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Team that will train in the lead-up to the 2017 Federation of International (FIL) Women's World Cup, as announced by US Lacrosse Sunday.
VanThof will be one of 12 midfielders vying for a spot to compete with Team USA at the 2017 Women's World Cup in Guildford, England from July 12-22. Ultimately, 18 players will represent the U.S. as the team goes for a third-consecutive and eighth overall world title.
"It's such an exciting time for women's lacrosse right now that I'm honored and humbled to have the chance to keep playing," VanThof said. "I had an incredible summer playing with the Long Island Sound in the UWLX and to now have an opportunity to play with Team USA in a World Cup year, it's all a dream come true."
VanThof concluded her playing career in 2014 as one of the most decorated midfielders to ever wear a Loyola uniform. A three-time IWLCA All-American, the Livonia, New York, native rewrote the program's draw control records, as she currently owns the single game (15), season (122) and career (318) marks. The three-time all-conference selection helped the Greyhounds to three conference championships and to the NCAA Tournament each of her seasons at Loyola.
This past spring, VanThof was a part of history when she was drafted to the Long Island Sound for the inaugural season of the United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX). In addition to winning the inaugural regular season title, VanThof and the Sound captured the first-ever UWLX Championship by taking down the Boston Storm, 13-8, in the tournament final this summer.