Aug. 16, 2007
BALTIMORE, Md. - Loyola College Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach Jess Roguski was named to the United States Elite Women's Lacrosse Team last week following a three-day tryout at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, coordinated by US Lacrosse.
Roguski, who completed her first season as an assistant at Evergreen in 2007, was one of five defenders named to the 24-player Elite team. This will be her second year on the national Elite team after spending two years on the developmental squad.
She will be joined on the team by another player with Loyola ties; former Greyhound student-athlete Tara Singleton will also be a member of the Elite team's defensive unit. Singleton, who graduated from Loyola in 2004, was an All-American for the Greyhounds in 2004.
The Elite team will compete in the Stars & Stripes Weekend, October 10-13, in Portland, Ore. The event will feature competition against teams from the University of California, the University of Oregon and Stanford University.
Roguski and her teammates will also play the England National Team on October 27 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The squad then will play defending the NCAA Division I champions, Northwestern University in January at the Disney Complex in Orlando, Fla.
The top 16 players from the Elite team will be selected to travel to Prague, Czech Republic, to compete next summer.
Roguski came to Loyola after two years of coaching at Ohio University. She was a four-year standout at Vanderbilt University where she helped the Commodores to an appearance in the 2004 NCAA Semifinals. She led the team with 42 goals as a senior in 2004 and earned IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America Second Team honors.