by U.S. Lacrosse
BALTIMORE, Md. - Team USA returns to action this Sunday, Jan. 27, with the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams taking on defending NCAA champions Northwestern (women's) and Loyola (men's) on ESPN3 and ESPNU.
Former Tar Heel players Kristen Carr, Amber Falcone, Jenn Russell and Laura Zimmerman, as well as assistant coach Katrina Dowd, are members of the U.S. women's team.
Both contests are part of a full slate of games at the eighth annual Champion Challenge, set to take place Jan. 25-27 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The broadcast schedule is as follows:
U.S. Women's National Team vs. Northwestern University
Sunday, Jan. 27 - 11 a.m. ET (ESPN3)
Monday, Jan. 28 - 12 a.m. ET (ESPNU)*
Monday, Jan. 28 - 2:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)*
U.S. Men's National Team vs. Loyola University
Sunday, Jan 27 - 1:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Sunday, Jan. 27 - 10 p.m. ET (ESPNU)*
Monday, Jan. 28 - 1 p.m. ET (ESPNU)*
*Game to be re-aired on ESPNU following live ESPN3 broadcast
Following Champion Challenge, 18 players will be selected to represent the U.S. Women's National Team at the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, July 11-20 in Oshawa, Ontario. The announcement is expected on or before Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Also participating in the Jan. 25-27 event will be the English and Haudenosauneewomen's national teams, University of Notre Dame men's team, Syracuse University women's team, Jacksonville University men's team, Rollins College women's team and Stetson University women's team.