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Rosters Named for U.S. Men’s Jan. 17 Exhibition in Naples

January 7, 2015    15282 Views

By Lane Errington | @Lane_Errington

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Related: U.S. Senior, U19 Women Set to Compete at Champions Challenge

US Lacrosse has named the U.S. Men’s National Team rosters for the 10th annual Champions Challenge, Jan. 17-18, 2015, at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Fla. A total of 40 of the nation’s best men’s players will take the field in a Blue-White exhibition, Saturday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m.

Among the rosters are 13 returnees from the 2014 U.S. men’s team, which claimed the silver medal at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Denver, including All-World attacker Rob Pannell, All-World midfielders David Lawson and Paul Rabil, and All-World defender Tucker Durkin.

The Blue-White rosters, with position, professional and college affiliations, and Team USA experience noted:

Team USA White

Drew Adams, G, New York Lizards, Penn State *
Peter Baum, M, Ohio Machine, Colgate
Dan Burns, M, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland *
Ned Crotty, M, New York Lizards, Duke *^
Brian Farrell, D, Ohio Machine, Maryland
Brendan Fowler, FO, Charlotte Hounds, Duke
Ben Hunt, M, Chesapeake Bayhawks, North Carolina
Adam Ghitelman, G, Charlotte Hounds, Virginia
David Lawson, M, Rochester Rattlers, Duke *
Matt Mackrides, M, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Penn State
Will Manny, A, Boston Cannons, Massachusetts
Casey Powell, A, Florida Launch, Syracuse +%
Jeff Reynolds, M, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland
Brett Schmidt, D, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland
Max Schmidt, D, Ohio Machine, Maryland
Max Seibald, M, Boston Cannons, Cornell *^
Steele Stanwick, A, Ohio Machine, Virginia
Michael Simon, D, Denver Outlaws, Stevenson
Jordan Wolf, A, Rochester Rattlers, Duke

Team USA Blue

Matt Abbott, M, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse *
CJ Costabile, FO/LSM, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Duke
Kevin Drew, M, Charlotte Hounds, Syracuse
Tucker Durkin, D, Florida Launch, Johns Hopkins *
Greg Gurenlian, FO, New York Lizards, Penn State * (will not play - injured)
Kyle Hartzell, D, New York Lizards, Salisbury *
Marcus Holman, A, Ohio Machine, North Carolina *
Anthony Kelly, FO, Denver Outlaws, Ohio State
John LoCascio, D, Rochester Rattlers, Villanova
JoJo Marasco, M, New York Lizards, Syracuse
Kieran McArdle, A, Florida Launch, St. John's
Brett Queener, G, Florida Launch, Albany
Rob Pannell, A, New York Lizards, Cornell *
Paul Rabil, M, New York Lizards, Johns Hopkins *^
John Ranagan, M, Rochester Rattlers, Johns Hopkins
Tom Schreiber, M, Ohio Machine, Princeton
Jesse Schwartzman, G, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins *^
Jeremy Sieverts, M, Denver Outlaws, Maryland
Drew Snider, M, Denver Outlaws, Maryland
Chad Wiedmaier, D, Boston Cannons, Princeton
Ryan Young, A, Boston Cannons, Maryland

* 2014 U.S. men’s national team member
^ 2010 U.S. men’s national team member
+ 2006 U.S. men’s national team member
% 1998 U.S. men’s national team member

The teams will be coached by Kevin Cassese, head coach at Lehigh University, assistant coach of the 2014 U.S. men’s team, and three-time U.S. team midfielder, as well as two-time U.S. world champion goalie Brian Dougherty.

Admission for the event, hosted by US Lacrosse and the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau is just $10 for adults and $5 for children with a student ID or team gear. There is no parking fee.

Clinics are also available for boys’ players in grades 3-12 on Saturday, Jan.17, from 9-11 a.m. Youth and high school players will have the opportunity to learn from members of the 9-time world champion Team USA.

Coverage of the event will be available on USLacrosse.org and LaxMagazine.com, as well as through Facebook (fb.com/uslacrosse and fb.com/lacrossemagazine), Twitter (@USLacrosse and @LacrosseMag), Instagram (@USLacrosse and @LacrosseMag) and on the US Lacrosse and Lacrosse Magazine YouTube channels. Follow the U.S. men’s national team using the hashtag #USAMLAX.

For more information on the Champions Challenge or to register for a clinic, visit the event home page. For U.S. senior and U19 women’s schedule and rosters, read the women’s event preview.

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Learn from the nation's best players in a Team USA clinic for players in grades 3-12 on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Fla.

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