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March 2, 2009

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Team USA Selects 84 for 2010 Tryouts

from press release

Joe Walters was one of 12 players from the 2006 U.S. team selected for the tryouts for the 2010 U.S. team.
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BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse has announced that 84 players have been selected to try out for the 2010 U.S. men’s lacrosse team that will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Manchester, England from July 10-24, 2010. The tryouts will be held from June 7-10, 2009 at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.

Nearly 200 players submitted applications to be considered for the tryouts and the pool was narrowed to 84 by the U.S. Men’s Team Player Selection Committee.

“These are players who have shown that they can compete at the highest level and win championships, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” said Larry Quinn, chair of the player selection committee.

Following the tryout weekend, the group will be trimmed to approximately 40 players that will compete in three training weekends during the fall of 2009. After those three weekends, the roster will be cut to the FIL-mandated size of 23 players.

Included among the tryout selections are 12 players that participated on the 2006 U.S. team that finished as the runner-up to Canada at the world championship. Those players are Ryan Boyle, Kevin Cassese, Christian Cook, John Gagliardi, Chris Garrity, Kyle Harrison, Nicky Polanco, Ryan Powell, Matt Striebel, Kyle Sweeney and Scott Urick.

Boyle, Cassese and Striebel, along with tryout invitee Ryan McClay, were all members of the 2002 U.S. team that won the world title in Australia.

A total of 13 current collegiate players have been invited to the tryouts. Overall, Johns Hopkins is the best-represented university among the selections with 10 current or former players chosen. Virginia had eight players selected and Duke, Maryland and Syracuse had seven each.

From Major League Lacrosse, the Long Island Lizards lead the way with 17 players from their 2009 preseason roster selected. Boston had 14 players selected and Chicago, Denver and Washington each had 11 players selected.

The 2010 world championship will be the first men’s championship conducted by the newly-formed FIL, which is a result of the merger of the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations and the International Lacrosse Federation.

The U.S. has won seven of the nine world titles held since 1974, failing to win gold only in 1978 and 2006. The 2010 U.S. team will be coached by Mike Pressler, the head coach at Bryant University.

The complete list of selections follows:

Attack           
Name - Current Team - College

Matt Alrich - Boston Cannons - Delaware ‘04
Ryan Boyle - Boston Cannons - Princeton ‘04
Kevin Buchanan - Chicago Machine - Ohio State ‘08
Brandon Corp - Colgate - Colgate ‘09
Matt Danowski - Long Island Lizards - Duke ‘08
Dan Glading - Virginia - Virginia ‘09
Tim Goettelmann - Long Island Lizards - Loyola ‘01
Seth Goldberg - Long Island Lizards - Yale ‘05
Kevin Leveille - Chicago Machine - Massachusetts ‘03
Mike Leveille - Chicago Machine - Syracuse ‘08
Sean Morris - Boston Cannons - Massachusetts ‘06
Brendan Mundorf - Denver Outlaws - UMBC ‘06
Ryan Powell - Denver Outlaws - Syracuse ‘00
Jed Prossner - Washington Bayhawks - North Carolina ‘05
Scott Urick - Washington Bayhawks - Georgetown ‘00
Joe Walters - Toronto Nationals - Maryland ‘06
Matt Ward - Long Island Lizards - Virginia ‘06
Drew Westervelt - Denver Outlaws - UMBC ‘07
Chazz Woodson - Chicago Machine - Brown ‘05
Will Yeatman - Maryland - Maryland ‘10

Midfield
Name - Current Team - College
Matthew Abbott - Syracuse - Syracuse ‘09
Stephen Berger - Long Island Lizards - Washington ‘04
Steven Brooks - Chicago Machine - Syracuse ‘08
Kevin Cassese - Washington Bayhawks - Duke ‘03
Jonathan Christmas - Boston Cannons - Virginia ‘05
Dan Cocchi - Long Island Lizards - Towson ‘03
Andy Corno - Boston Cannons - Georgetown ‘05
Ned Crotty - Duke - Duke ‘09
Kyle Dixon - Washington Bayhawks - Virginia ‘06
Greg Downing - Denver Outlaws - Fairfield ‘07
Benson Erwin - Denver Outlaws - Johns Hopkins ‘05
Chris Fiore - Long Island Lizards - Massachusetts ‘03
John Glynn - Cornell - Cornell ‘09
Dan Hardy - Syracuse - Syracuse ‘09
Kyle Harrison - Denver Outlaws - Johns Hopkins ‘05
Pat Heim - Washington Bayhawks - Penn State ‘07
Anthony Kelly - Chicago Machine - Ohio State ‘03
Terry Kimener - Chicago Machine - UMBC ‘08
Brendan Loftus - Toronto Nationals - Syracuse ‘08
Bill McGlone - Chicago Machine - Maryland ‘06
Jarett Park - Washington Bayhawks - Syracuse ‘05
Greg Peyser - Long Island Lizards - Johns Hopkins ‘06
Stephen Peyser - Long Island Lizards - Johns Hopkins ‘08
Matt Poskay - Boston Cannons - Virginia ‘06
Paul Rabil - Boston Cannons - Johns Hopkins ‘08
Chris Schiller - Penn State ‘99
Max Seibald - Cornell - Cornell ‘09
Alex Smith - Washington Bayhawks - Delaware ‘07
Matt Striebel - Chicago Machine - Princeton ‘01
Peter Vlahakis - Long Island Lizards - Fairfield ‘04
Matt Zash - Long Island Lizards - Duke ‘06
Thomas Zummo - Boston Cannons - NY Tech ‘05

Defense         
Name - Current Team - College
Mitch Belisle - Boston Cannons - Cornell ‘07
Matthew Bocklet - Denver Outlaws - Johns Hopkins ‘08
Joe Cinosky - Toronto Nationals - Maryland ‘09
Ken Clausen - Virginia - Virginia ‘10
Christian Cook - Washington Bayhawks - Princeton ‘98
DJ Driscoll - Chicago Machine - Notre Dame ‘06
Barney Ehrmann - Georgetown - Georgetown ‘10
Michael Evans - Johns Hopkins  - Johns Hopkins ‘09
John Gagliardi - Long Island Lizards - Johns Hopkins ‘97
Brett Hughes - Denver Outlaws - Virginia ‘04
Zach Jungers - Denver Outlaws - Princeton ‘07
Eric Martin - Denver Outlaws - Salisbury ‘04
Ryan McClay - Boston Cannons - Cornell ‘03
Tony McDevitt - Long Island Lizards - Duke ‘07
Stephen McElduff - Boston Cannons  - North Carolina ‘06
Parker McKee - Duke - Duke ‘10
Shawn Nadelen - Washington Bayhawks - Johns Hopkins ‘01
Nick O’Hara - Toronto Nationals - Duke ‘07
Chris Passavia - Boston Cannons - Maryland ‘04
Nicky Polanco - Long Island Lizards  - Hofstra ‘02
Jack Reid - Boston Cannons - Massachusetts ‘06
Brian Spallina - Long Island Lizards - Hofstra ‘00
Kyle Sweeney - Washington Bayhawks - Georgetown ‘03
Lee Zink - Denver Outlaws - Maryland ‘04

Goalie        
Name - Current Team - College
Brian Dougherty - Long Island Lizards- Maryland ‘96
Adam Fullerton - Army ‘08
Chris Garrity - Washington Bayhawks - Penn State ‘04
Mickey Jarboe - Navy ‘00
Joey Kemp - Chicago Machine - Notre Dame ‘08
Matt McMonagle - Long Island Lizards - Cornell ‘07
Rob Scherr - Toronto Nationals - Johns Hopkins ‘04
Kip Turner - Boston Cannons - Virginia ‘07

US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) corporation, is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 260,000 members around the country. To learn more about the organization, please visit its Web site at www.uslacrosse.org.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FUNCTION OF BRYANT UNIVERSITY.


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