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BALTIMORE, Sept. 3, 2013 — Following a three-day tryout that saw 94 of America's premier professional and collegiate players travel to Baltimore, 52 players have been named to the U.S. Men's National Team training roster.
These players will train with Team USA at a series of fall and winter events, culminating with Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, where they will vie for 23 spots on the final world championships roster. The annual event will once again be hosted Jan. 24-26 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The reigning world champion U.S. Men's National Team will compete for a record 10th world title at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships, hosted by US Lacrosse on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver, Colo.
The 52-player roster by position with professional teams, collegiate alma maters, and previous U.S. team experience noted:
Matt Danowski, Charlotte Hounds, Duke Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine, North Carolina Eric Law, Denver Outlaws, Denver Kevin Leveille, Rochester Rattlers, Massachusetts Brendan Mundorf, Denver Outlaws/Philadelphia Wings, UMBC* Rob Pannell, New York Lizards, Cornell Steele Stanwick, Ohio Machine, Virginia Garrett Thul, Hamilton Nationals, Army Drew Westervelt, Chesapeake Bayhawks/Philadelphia Wings, UMBC* Ryan Young, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland
Steven Brooks, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse Kevin Buchanan, Boston Cannons, Ohio State Ned Crotty, Rochester Rattlers/Philadelphia Wings, Duke* Kyle Harrison, LXM PRO, Johns Hopkins Ben Hunt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, North Carolina David Lawson, Rochester Rattlers, Duke JoJo Marasco, New York Lizards, Syracuse Matt Mackrides, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Penn State Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons/Philadelphia Wings, Johns Hopkins* Max Seibald, New York Lizards/Philadelphia Wings, Cornell* Jeremy Sieverts, Denver Outlaws, Maryland Drew Snider, Denver Outlaws/Washington Stealth, Maryland Matt Striebel, Rochester Rattlers, Princeton*^+
Mitch Belisle, Boston Cannons/Minnesota Swarm, Cornell Jesse Bernhardt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland Brendan Buckley, Boston Cannons, Army Tucker Durkin, Hamilton Nationals, Johns Hopkins Michael Evans, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins Joe Fletcher, Loyola % Brian Karalunas, New York Lizards, Villanova Dillon Roy, Denver Outlaws, Denver Brett Schmidt, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland Lee Zink, Denver Outlaws, Maryland
Brian Farrell, Boston Cannons, Maryland Kyle Hartzell, Ohio Machine/Philadelphia Wings, Salisbury Kyle Sweeney, Boston Cannons/Philadelphia Wings, Georgetown* Michael Simon, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Stevenson
Matt Abbott, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse Dan Burns, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland Kevin Drew, Charlotte Hounds, Syracuse Stephen Peyser, New York Lizards, Johns Hopkins* Jeff Reynolds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland Chris Schiller, Charlotte Hounds, Penn State* Kevin Unterstein, New York Lizards, Hofstra
Drew Adams, New York Lizards, Penn State John Galloway, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse Jesse Schwartzman, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins Kip Turner, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Virginia
Chris Eck, Boston Cannons, Colgate Greg Gurenlian, New York Lizards, Penn State Anthony Kelly, Denver Outlaws, Ohio State Mike Poppleton, Hamilton Nationals, Johns Hopkins
* 2010 U.S. men's national team member ^ 2006 U.S. men's national team member + 2002 U.S. men's national team member % Current college player
The roster was increased from 46 to 52 players to account for injuries.
The team will also hold two training weekends in October and December prior to the January events.
For more information on the U.S. men's national team, visit uslacrosse.org/usmen. Follow the team on Facebook at fb.com/uslacrosse, on Twitter and Instagram at @uslacrosse and use #USAMLAX.
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