BALTIMORE, March 28, 2012 – US Lacrosse has promoted Stephen Berger to the men’s game director position from the men’s game manager position. Berger assumes his new role Monday, April 2, and the search to fill the men’s game manager position is effective immediately.
The men’s game director serves as the leading advocate for the men’s games, providing the lacrosse community with access to and information about US Lacrosse’s leadership and efforts in the sport’s development. Berger will report to the Managing Director of Game Administration, Ann Carpenetti.
Berger joined the US Lacrosse staff in 2009 as the men’s division associate and one year later was promoted to men’s game manager. He came to US Lacrosse from Maverik Lacrosse where he was the Mid-Atlantic region sales manager.
A 2003 and 2004 first-team All-American and NCAA Division III Midfielder of the Year in 2004 at Washington College, Berger graduated with a B.A. in sociology and was the last selection in the 2004 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) draft.
From 2004 to 2011 Berger played for the Long Island Lizards, making the All-Star team his past five seasons. In 2012, he was traded to the Charlotte Hounds, a new MLL franchise in North Carolina. Other lacrosse accolades include 2006 U.S. men’s national team alternate, participation in the 2008 Champion Challenge, selection to 2010 U.S. men’s lacrosse training team, and competing in the 2011-12 U.S. men’s national team events, 2011 Champion Challenge, 2011 Stars and Stripes, and 2012 Champion Challenge. In addition to playing, Berger was the graduate assistant coach for Washington College from 2004-2006.
"Stephen has been a terrific asset to the organization and he’s been a dependable, energetic and positive force in the men’s game, supporting the needs of our constituents and game leaders while promoting the good work of organization," Carpenetti said. "We are fortunate to have Stephen on our team and are proud of his accomplishments."
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