BERRY NAMED TO U.S. U19 TRAINING TEAM Shannon Berry, an incoming freshman on the Princeton women'
Berry is one of 36 players that was selected for the training team from a pool of 110 players that participated in a three-day tryout conducted this past Sunday at US Lacrosse Headquarters. More than 500 players applied for the tryouts. "I'm really excited for the group that got selected," US head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller said. "They really were dynamic. They were coachable. We were looking for players that could really work together and I think they distinguished themselves with those characteristics. We're really pleased to be able to invite them to be a part of this special experience." The first training weekend for the team will be held Oct. 5-8 at the Team USA Fall Classic in conjunction with the U.S. Men's and Women's Senior Teams at US Lacrosse. The 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women's U19 World Championship will be held Aug. 1-10, 2019 in Peterborough, Canada. The U.S. has won four of the six previous FIL Women's U19 championships held (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011). A 2018 Under Armour All-America and all-academic, Berry won the Under Armour Underclass Championship as a three-time member of Team Long Island in 2017. She is ranked 28th by Inside Lacrosse for Class of 2018 recruits. Berry played three years on the varsity team at Ward Melville in Setauket, N.Y., and was a senior captain. She is a two-time all-division and all-county selection, a four-time New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete and was the 2018 Ward Melville's Most Athletic Senior Female Athlete.