MOORESVILLE – The USA National Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team will train in Mooresville this week, including an open intrasquad game at Lake Norman High on Aug. 11.
It’s the team’s final camp before it competes in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, England beginning Aug. 29.
Team USA is coached by Mooresville resident David Kiley, and has won gold medals in the past two Paralympic Games. Dr. Andrea Woodson-Smith, a professor at N.C. Central University who plays for the Charlotte Rollin’ Bobcats, is from Durham.
Tickets cost $5 for the 7 p.m. scrimmage at Lake Norman High. Proceeds will go toward the cost of team camp.
The team has five practices scheduled, all at Lake Norman High and open to the public.
• 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday
• Noon-1:30 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. Friday
• 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Saturday
The Paralympic Games, which will include 10 women’s wheelchair teams, will be held at London’s Basketball Arena and the North Greenwich Arena.
Team USA’s roster:
- Sarah Binsfeld (Vadnais Heights, Minn.)
- Sarah Castle (Lee’s Summit, Mo.)
- Jennifer Chew (Littleton, Colo.)
- Rose Hollerman (Elysian, Minn.)
- Darlene Hunter (Arlington, Texas)
- Mary Allison Milford (Birmingham, Ala.)
- Desiree Miller (Whitewater, Wis.)
- Becca Murray (Germantown, Wis.)
- Alana Nichols (Wheatridge, Colo.)
- Jennifer Poist (Tucson, Ariz.)
- Natalie Schneider (Ord, Neb.)
- Andrea Woodson-Smith (Durham, N.C.)