Lauren Crandall Selected To Field Hockey World Cup Training Squad

July 26, 2006

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest senior Lauren Crandall has been selected to the USA Field Hockey women's World Cup 24-person training squad in preparation for the sport's World Cup in Madrid, Spain, from Sept. 27-Oct. 8. Sophomore Michelle Kasold was selected to the developmental squad and trained with the team in Virginia Beach, Va.

Both Crandall and Kasold, along with teammate Jamie Whitten, represented the United States last year at the Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile.

Crandall joins former Wake Forest teammates Kelly Doton and Claire Laubach, who were members of the World Cup qualifying squad. Former Demon Deacon and national team member Kelly Dostal is also a member of the World Cup training squad, but did not play on the World Cup qualifying team due to injury.

The Deacons were selected at the USA Field Hockey Women's National Championships in Virginia Beach, Va.

The World Cup training squad features 24 athletes with an additional nine players on the U.S. developmental squad. The teams combined for a series of intera-squad matches at the USA Field Hockey National Training Center and will next host host No. 1 ranked the Netherlands, No. 2 Argentina and No. 3 Australia in the AstroTurf March on Madrid Four Nation Tournament, Aug. 17-27 in College Park, Md. and Virginia Beach.

All 24 USA squad members are expected to see action during the tournament, with the final 18-member USA World Cup team announced August 28.



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