PHILADELPHIA- Salisbury University women's basketball senior Lauren Rothfeld has been selected to represent Team USA this upcoming July in Israel in the 20th annual World Maccabiah Games on the Maccabi USA women's basketball team, Maccabi USA Women's Basketball Chairman Donna Orender, Head Coach Sherry Levin, and Assistant Coach Jennifer Cosgrove announced on Tuesday.
Rothfeld was one of 12 women's basketball players selected to the squad that will compete in the annual games. Of the 12-player squad, Rothfeld is one of just five non-Division I players.
Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabiah Games, in a celebration of Jewish Strength and Solidarity. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ athletes who will join the 8,750 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports. This year's games will take place from July 4 through July 18.
The 2016-17 season marked the end of Rothfeld's playing days in the maroon and gold after a standout career. Rothfeld finished her playing career for the Gulls with 968 points, 575 rebounds, 233 steals, and 170 assists and was recently named to the All-CAC squad as a first teamer.