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Two Philadelphia men make Dutch National team

Monday, 4th August 2008

Categories Boy's/Men's, Posted 8/4/08

Recent Saint Joseph’s University graduate Kyle Hofstaedter (Pennridge) and Haverford College senior Jamey van Opstal have been selected for the Dutch National Men’s Lacrosse Team that is set to compete in the 2008 European Lacrosse Championships beginning Wednesday in Lahti, Finland.

Hofstaedter played in one game in 2008 for the Hawks, while van Opstal had eight groundballs in 14 games for the Black Squirrels. Both players are defenders.

The squad was training at the Royal Naval Base in Den Helder before leaving for Finland.

It is Hofstaedter and van Opstal’s second tour of duty with the Dutch squad; they previously played for the Netherlands in the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships in London, Ontario. The Netherlands finished 12th out of 21 competing nations.

A native of Perkasie, Hofstaedter appeared in four games in two seasons on the lacrosse team at SJU. His dual citizenship between the United States and the Netherlands allows him to compete for the Dutch side in international competition.


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