Altig Named to 2011-12 U.S. National Senior Team
Aug. 1, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State women's lacrosse assistant coach Amy Altig has been named to the 2011-12 U.S. National Senior Team, US Lacrosse announced on Sunday. The squad was selected at the conclusion of a three-day tryout featuring more than 80 of the top women's lacrosse players in the nation.
Altig, a goalkeeper who also was on the 2010-11 senior team roster, was an alternate on the 2009 U.S. World Cup Team and has been a member of several U.S. Elite and Development Teams. In the summer of 2008, she earned a spot on the U.S. Touring Team that traveled to the Czech Republic to compete in the Prague Cup.
Altig played collegiately at James Madison University, receiving All-CAA honors twice. In her senior season, she ranked in the top 20 in Division I in save percentage and goals against average.
The 2011-12 squad will serve as the foundation for the team that will compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario. In 2009, Team USA won the gold at the quadrennial event, beating Australia, 8-7, in Prague, Czech Republic. The U.S. women's senior team has won either gold or silver in all seven world championships conducted since 1986.
The 2011-12 U.S. National Senior Team will come together for several events this year including the Stars & Stripes Weekend in October and the Champion Challenge in January and will conduct numerous national team player clinics throughout the year at various places around the country.
In her first season in Happy Valley, Altig helped the 2011 Nittany Lions post a 10-8 record, including four wins over ranked opponents. Altig played a key role in the development of Dana Cahill into one of the nation's top goalkeepers. In her first season as a starter, Cahill was named ALC Goalkeeper of the Year and earned First Team IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region honors.