Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/13/08
Four Philadelphia players – Matthew Dolente and Matthew MacKrides of Malvern Prep, James Green of Central Bucks East and Villanova freshman defender John Lade – have been selected to represent the United States in the 2008 International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) Under-19 World Championships this July in British Columbia.
The U-19 team was selected by the U.S. Lacrosse Player Selection Committee following tryouts last July at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus.
Dolente, of Phoenixville, graduated in the spring from Malvern and is a freshman midfielder at NCAA Division I National Champion Johns Hopkins. MacKrides, an attacker, is currently a senior at Malvern. Green, a sophomore at Ohio State from Doylestown, plays midfield. He scored 10 goals and had three assists last year as a freshman, starting seven games and appearing in 13 for the 9-5 Buckeyes. Lade, of Randolph, N.J., is an incoming freshman.
The ILF U-19 World Championship is scheduled for July 3-12, 2008, in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The U.S. team is coached by Chuck Apel, the head coach at Bridgewater (N.J.) High School. One of the four assistants is John Nostrant, head coach at The Haverford School.
The roster includes 16 high school graduates from the class of 2007, five high school seniors and two college sophomores.