BALTIMORE, June 1, 2013 — US Lacrosse today announced that open tryout applications are now available for players interested in competing for the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team, which will defend its gold medal at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver, Colo. Applications are due by June 30, with tryouts to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2013 at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md.
Open applications are due to US Lacrosse on or before June 30. All active collegiate, post-collegiate and professional players are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed by the Player Selection Committee, which includes current and past U.S. Men’s National Team coaches and players, as well as current college and professional coaches.
On July 27, a total of approximately 92 players (20 attackmen, 28 midfielders, eight defensive midfielders, eight longstick midfielders, four faceoff specialists, 16 defensemen and eight goalies) will be formally invited to try out for the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team. Following tryouts over Labor Day weekend, US Lacrosse will announce the 40-player U.S. Men’s National Training Team.
These 40 players will be evaluated at a series of training events from October 2013 through January 2014, including Play for Parkinson’s (Oct. 5, Alexandria, Va.), Capital Lacrosse Invitational (Oct. 13, Bethesda, Md.), a December training weekend, and Champion Challenge (Jan. 24-26, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.). Following Champion Challenge, the final 23-player U.S. Men’s National Team will be announced.
For more information on trying out and to access the online application for the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team, please visit www.uslacrosse.org/usmen.
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