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BALTIMORE, July 27, 2013 — US Lacrosse today announced the 98 players selected to try out for the U.S. Men’s National Team, which will defend its world title at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver, Colo. Tryouts will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md.
A total of 156 players submitted tryout applications, which were considered by a selection committee including current and past U.S. men’s national team coaches and players, as well as current college and professional coaches. U.S. team head coach Richie Meade (Furman University) will oversee the tryout process. Following tryouts, US Lacrosse will announce the 40-player U.S. men’s national team.
Ten players return to try out from the 2010 U.S. men’s national team that won gold with a 12-10 victory over Canada in Manchester, England. Notable returners include 2010 World Championships MVP Paul Rabil, All-World performers Brendan Mundorf and Max Seibald, three-time U.S. team members Ryan Boyle and Matt Striebel, and Ned Crotty, who scored the game-tying and game-winning goals to clinch the world title for the U.S. in Manchester.
The tryout pool by position with professional teams, collegiate alma maters, and previous U.S. team experience noted:
Attack Billy Bitter, LXM PRO, North Carolina Chris Bocklet, Denver Outlaws, Virginia Jeremy Boltus, Denver Outlaws, Army Ryan Boyle, Boston Cannons, Princeton*^+ Ned Crotty, Rochester Rattlers, Duke* Kevin Cunningham, Hamilton Nationals, Villanova Matt Danowski, Charlotte Hounds, Duke Matt Gibson, New York Lizards, Yale Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine, North Carolina Eric Law, Denver Outlaws, Denver Kevin Leveille, Rochester Rattlers, Massachusetts Brendan Mundorf, Denver Outlaws, UMBC* Rob Pannell, New York Lizards, Cornell Jack Rice, Glenelg Golden Eagles (Aus.), Villanova Ben Rubeor, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Virginia Steele Stanwick, Ohio Machine, Virginia Garrett Thul, Hamilton Nationals, Army Drew Westervelt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, UMBC* Jordan Wolf, Duke # Chazz Woodson, Ohio Machine, Brown Ryan Young, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland
Midfield Peter Baum, LXM PRO, Colgate Stephen Berger, Boston Cannons, Washington College Sam Bradman, LXM PRO, Salisbury Steven Brooks, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse Kevin Buchanan, Boston Cannons, Ohio State David Earl, New York Lizards, Notre Dame Graham Gill, LXM PRO, Navy Kyle Harrison, LXM PRO, Johns Hopkins Pat Heim, Boston Cannons, Penn State Ben Hunt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, North Carolina Terry Kimener, Denver Outlaws, UMBC Michael Kimmel, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins Cameron Lao-Gosney, Hamilton Nationals, Lehigh Roman Lao-Gosney, Hamilton Nationals, Lehigh David Lawson, Rochester Rattlers, Duke Matt Mackrides, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Penn State Stephen Peyser, New York Lizards, Johns Hopkins* Peet Poillon, Charlotte Hounds, UMBC Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons, Johns Hopkins* Casey Powell, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse^% Mike Sawyer, Charlotte Hounds, Loyola Tom Schreiber, Princeton # Max Seibald, New York Lizards, Cornell* Jeremy Sieverts, Denver Outlaws, Maryland Drew Snider, Denver Outlaws, Maryland Mike Stone, Boston Cannons, Middlebury Matt Striebel, Rochester Rattlers, Princeton*^+
Short-stick defensive midfield Matt Abbott, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse Jake Bernhardt, Ohio Machine, Maryland Dan Burns, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland Steve DeNapoli, Rochester Rattlers, Hofstra Benson Erwin, LXM PRO, Johns Hopkins Chris LaPierre, Hamilton Nationals, Virginia # Justin Pennington, Denver Outlaws, Rutgers John Ranagan, Rochester Rattlers, Johns Hopkins Chris Schiller, Charlotte Hounds, Penn State* Kevin Unterstein, New York Lizards, Hofstra
FaceoffMatt Dolente, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins Chris Eck, Boston Cannons, Colgate Brendan Fowler, Duke # Greg Gurenlian, New York Lizards, Penn State Anthony Kelly, Denver Outlaws, Ohio State Kevin Massa, Bryant # Mike Poppleton, Hamilton Nationals, Johns Hopkins Adam Rand, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Stony Brook
Long-stick midfield Jesse Bernhardt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland Matt Bocklet, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins Brian Farrell, Boston Cannons, Maryland Kyle Hartzell, Ohio Machine, Salisbury Brian Karalunas, New York Lizards, Villanova John LoCascio, Villanova # Scott Ratliff, Boston Cannons, Loyola Dillon Roy, Denver Outlaws, Denver
Defense Mitch Belisle, Boston Cannons, Cornell Brendan Buckley, Boston Cannons, Army Tucker Durkin, Hamilton Nationals, Johns Hopkins Barney Ehrmann, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Georgetown Michael Evans, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins Ryan Flanagan, Charlotte Hounds, North Carolina Joe Fletcher, Loyola # John Lade, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse Matt Lovejoy, Hamilton Nationals, Virginia Mike Manley, Rochester Rattlers, Duke Nicky Polanco, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Hofstra Brett Schmidt, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland Michael Simon, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Stevenson Kyle Sweeney, Boston Cannons, Georgetown* Chad Wiedmaier, Ohio Machine, Princeton Lee Zink, Denver Outlaws, Maryland
Goalie Drew Adams, New York Lizards, Penn State Jordan Burke, Boston Cannons, Brown John Galloway, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse Adam Ghitelman, Charlotte Hounds, Virginia Austin Kaut, Penn State # Brett Queener, Hamilton Nationals, Albany Jesse Schwartzman, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins Kip Turner, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Virginia
* 2010 U.S. men’s national team member ^ 2006 U.S. men’s national team member + 2002 U.S. men’s national team member % 1998 U.S. men’s national team member # Current college player
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