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WNT continues preparation in Italy

March 06, 2018, 3:58 p.m. (ET)

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March 6th, 2018

For Immediate Release

By Christian Latulippe and Axel Ducouret

The Women’s National Team continue their preparation in Italy

Auburn, AL - Almost three months after their competition in France, the USA Women’s National Team is on the road again in Italy to continue their preparation for the Pan American Games Qualifier. 

The USA Women’s National Team had the pleasure to be invited by the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Handball from March 10th to March 18th to train in the Centro Sportivo Olimpico Dell’Esercito (CSOE) in Rome from Sunday March 11th to Thursday March 15th. During these four days in the Italian Capital City, Team USA will train and play against Flavioni Civitavecchia twice, a first division team in Italy. The first game will be in Civitavecchia Monday 12th and the second one in the CSOE Tuesday 13th.

Team USA will then be transferred in Salerno to continue their competition week. During the next three days in Salerno, Team USA will play twice against the Italian Women’s National Team. One game is planned Thursday March 15th and the other one will be played Saturday March 17th with a television coverage.

The following players have been selected by the USA Team Handball Federation to participate in this competition in Italy

Name

Position

Club/Team

 

BORG Anja

Pivot

NTNUI / Norway

BUTLER Ashley

Right Wing

HSG Dude / Falkenburg - Germany

CHRISTENSEN Skov Sif

Left Back

Hillerod Handball Club, Denmark

DARLING Kathleen

Left / Right Back

Auburn Residency Program, USA

DOBREFF Freja

Goalkeeper

IK Bolton, Sweden

FITHIAN Jennifer

Pivot

Team Rogue, USA

FASOLD Sophie

Goalkeeper

HG OKT, Germany

GASCON Sarah

Pivot

Auburn Residency Program, USA

LEVINKIND Shani

Pivot / Back

Maccabi Arazim Ramat Gan, Israel

LOMBARD Zoe

Right Wing

Team Rogue, USA

LOPEZ Elizabeth

Center Back

DC Diplomats, USA

SAYER Julia

Left Back

TSV Hahlen, Germany

MERRITT Monaye

Left Wing

Auburn Residency Program, USA

NEWBERN Bryana

Goalkeeper

Aulnay Handball, France

RHOADS Jence

Center Back

Auburn Residency Program, USA

TAYLOR Julia

Left Wing

Aulnay Handball, France

 

For the coaching staff, the goal of this Italian Tour is to provide regular competition to their athletes, so the core group can gain synchronism with each other.  This is also a very good opportunity for the coaches to assess the players development and game shape.  

RECAP:

Monday, March 12th

18:30

USA vs Flavioni Civitavecchia

Palazzetto Dello Sport, Civitavecchia

Tuesday, March 13th

17:30

USA vs Flavioni Civitavecchia

Centro Sportivo Olimpico Dell’Esercito, Rome

Wednesday, March 14th

19:00

USA vs Italy National Team

via Cosimo Vestuti, 4 – Salerno

Saturday, March 17th

19:00

USA vs Italy National Team

via Cosimo Vestuti, 4 – Salerno

 

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