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U.S. Men’s National Team Selects 52 for Training Roster

September 3, 2013    5464 Views

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:

Attack

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

Midfield

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*^+

Defense

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

Long-stick midfield

Brian Farrell, Boston Cannons, Maryland
Kyle Hartzell, Ohio Machine/Philadelphia Wings, Salisbury
Kyle Sweeney, Boston Cannons/Philadelphia Wings, Georgetown*
Michael Simon, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Stevenson

Short-stick defensive midfield

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

Goalie

Drew Adams, New York Lizards, Penn State
John Galloway, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse
Jesse Schwartzman, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins
Kip Turner, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Virginia

Faceoff

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.

U.S. Men's National Team Fall/Winter 2013-14 Schedule

  • Oct. 5-6 - Play for Parkinson's (Alexandria, Va.) - vs. Loyola, Towson and intrasquad
  • Jan. 10-12 – US Lacrosse Convention (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Jan. 24-26 – Champion Challenge (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)

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.

Image credit: John Strohsacker

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