Womens Pan Am Selection Date

April 28, 2017, 4:58 p.m. (ET)

USA Team Handball today announced the selection date of Monday, May1, 2017 for the 2017 Women’s National Team for participation in the upcoming Pan Am Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 16-25 2017.  The previously posted selection criteria can be viewed at: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Team-Handball/Team-USA/Athlete-Selection-Procedures 

A veteran selection committee of coaches and administrative personnel with comprehensive knowledge of the entire Women’s National Team Pool will select the team.  The selection committee will identify 16 athletes to be named to the team, as well as a number of athletes to be named as alternates.  It is anticipated that a pre-tournament camp will be scheduled in an effort to get several games in against quality opponents to prepare for this important international tournament.

The USA WNT finished with a silver medal in the 2017 NorCa. qualifier for the Pan Am Championships last month in Puerto Rico.  Team USA surprised many with their all-around outstanding play, demonstrating great depth from an outstanding bench.  The coaching staff remains optimistic that with veteran leadership and the steady improvement of several players, Team USA will once again be competitive.

The Women’s National team is now in a continuous fundraising mode and it is critically important for all those interested in supporting the USA WNT to step forward with contributions they can afford.   USA WNT head Coach Christian Latulippe has indicated a budget of approximately $50,000 is necessary to cover the tournament related costs.   Donations to support the team can be made now on the youcaring.com website at:                   http://www.youcaring.com/wnt-argentina

USA Team Handball has entered into an agreement with internationally renowned “hummel®” to become a major sponsor for this competition.  The fabled Danish company produces some of most recognizable sports team apparel in the world and they will be providing their outstanding products to the USA WNT.  Team Handball has created several additional sponsorship opportunities for those individuals and companies wishing to become involved in the funding of this effort.  Interested parties may contact the USA WNT at christian@usateamhandball.org