US Lacrosse Announces U.S. Men's Team Roster for Harvard Scrimmage
from staff reports
|World championship MVP Paul Rabil will be among nine members of the gold medal-winning 2010 U.S. men's team suiting up Sunday for Team USA against Harvard in a Stars and Stripes exhibition.|
The U.S. men's national team will feature a player-turned-coach in Kevin Cassese and nine other players that won a gold medal at the 2010 FIL World Championships when it scrimmages Harvard on Sunday as part of the US Lacrosse Stars and Stripes Weekend in Cambridge, Mass.
“I am thrilled to sign on as the coach of the U.S. national team for the Stars and Stripes exhibition event,” Cassese, a three-time Team USA member and the head coach at Lehigh University, told LehighSports.com. “I have a tremendous sense of pride in our national team and in representing the red, white and blue. We have a terrific group of players that were assembled by US Lacrosse, and I look forward to working with them this Sunday.”
Among members of the gold medal-winning U.S. team that will suit up against for Team USA are: goalie Brian Dougherty; midfielders Matt Striebel, Stephen Peyser, Kyle Dixon, Max Seibald and 2010 world championship MVP Paul Rabil; faceoff specialist Alex Smith; and defensemen Ryan McClay and Shawn Nadelen.
The Team USA roster also features three players (Stephen Berger, Chris Eck and Lee Zink) that were on the 40-man training team to prepare for Manchester, as well as a group of recent collegiate standouts, like Max Quinzani and Steven Boyle. All but three of the 21-man roster is currently on a Major League Lacrosse team.
Tickets for the exhibition are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12 and members of US Lacrosse, with free admission for Harvard students with a valid ID. Visit uslacrosse.org or gocrimson.com for more information.
U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM - STARS AND STRIPES (CAMBRIDGE, MASS.)
Steven Boyle (Boston Cannons/Johns Hopkins '10)
Craig Dowd (Long Island Lizards/Georgetown '10)
Max Quinzani (Boston Cannons/Duke '10)
Chazz Woodson (LXM Pro Tour/Brown '05)
Stephen Berger ^ (Long Island Lizards/Washington College '04)
Kyle Dixon * (Chesapeake Bayhawks/Virginia '06)
Chris Eck (FO) ^ (Boston Cannons/Colgate '08)
Michael Kimmel (Chesapeake Bayhawks/Johns Hopkins '10)
Stephen Peyser * (Long Island Lizards/Johns Hopkins '08)
Paul Rabil * (Boston Cannons/Johns Hopkins '08)
Matt Striebel * (The Machine/Princeton '01)
Alex Smith (FO) * (Chesapeake Bayhakws/Delaware '07)
Max Seibald * (Denver Outlaws/Cornell '09)
Matt Bocklet (Denver Outlaws/Johns Hopkins '08)
Ken Clausen (Denver Outlaws/Virginia '10)
Adam Crystal (Tobay LC/Drexel '07)
Shawn Nadelen * (Chesapeake Bayhawks/Johns Hopkins '01)
Ryan McClay * (Boston Cannons/Cornell '03)
Lee Zink ^ (Denver Outlaws/Maryland '04)
Brian Dougherty * (GMH LC/Maryland '96)
Kevin Cassese *
* denotes member of 2010 U.S. men's national team
^ denotes member of 2010 U.S. men's training team