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US Lacrosse releases list of 84 that will try out for men’s national team

Monday, 2nd March 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, Features, Posted 3/2/09

US Lacrosse has announced today 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 inManchester, 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 2006U.S. team that finished as the runner-up to Canada at the world championship. Those players are current Philadelphia Wings All-Star defender Kyle Sweeney (Springfield-Delco), Lehigh coach and former Barrage player Kevin Cassese, former Barrage players Ryan Boyle and Matt Striebel as well as Christian Cook, John Gagliardi, Chris Garrity, Kyle HarrisonNicky Polanco, Ryan Powell, 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 – featuring junior All-American defenderKen Clausen (Hill School) – had eight players selected and Duke, Maryland andSyracuse had seven each.

Other Philly men on the list include attackers Drew Westervelt (Wings), Seth Goldberg (played with Barrage) and Jed Prossner (Barrage); midfielders John Christmas (Lower Merion, on leave from the Wings), Andy Corno (Barrage), Matt Zash (Barrage), Pat Heim (Conestoga, Wings), Bill McGlone (Ridley, Barrage); defenders Tony McDevitt (Penn Charter) and Brian Spallina (Barrage); and goalies Brian Dougherty (Episcopal Academy, Barrage, Haverford College assistant) and Matt McMonagle (Episcopal Academy).

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. Tony Resch, formerly the head coach of the now-defunct Barrage and the assistant coach for scholastic power La Salle College High, is an assistant.

The complete list of selections follows:


Name                              Pos.  Current Team                    College

Matt Alrich                       A       Boston Cannons                  Delaware ‘04

Ryan Boyle                      A       Boston Cannons                  Princeton ‘04

Kevin Buchanan                A       Chicago Machine                 Ohio State ‘08

Brandon Corp                   A       Colgate                               Colgate ‘09

Matt Danowski                  A       Long Island Lizards              Duke ‘08

Dan Glading                     A       Virginia                               Virginia ‘09

Tim Goettelmann              A       Long Island Lizards              Loyola ‘01

Seth Goldberg                  A       Long Island Lizards              Yale ‘05

Kevin Leveille                    A       Chicago Machine                 Massachusetts ‘03

Mike Leveille                     A       Chicago Machine                 Syracuse ‘08

Sean Morris                      A       Boston Cannons                  Massachusetts ‘06

Brendan Mundorf               A       Denver Outlaws                    UMBC ‘06

Ryan Powell                     A       Denver Outlaws                    Syracuse ‘00

Jed Prossner                    A       Washington Bayhawks         North Carolina ‘05

Scott Urick                       A       Washington Bayhawks         Georgetown ‘00

Joe Walters                      A       Toronto Nationals                 Maryland ‘06

Matt Ward                        A       Long Island Lizards              Virginia ‘06

Drew Westervelt                A       Denver Outlaws                    UMBC ‘07

Chazz Woodson               A       Chicago Machine                 Brown ‘05

Will Yeatman                    A       Maryland                             Maryland ‘10


Name                              Pos.  Current Team                    College

Matthew Abbott                M      Syracuse                            Syracuse ‘09

Stephen Berger                 M      Long Island Lizards              Washington ‘04

Steven Brooks                  M      Chicago Machine                 Syracuse ‘08

Kevin Cassese                  M      Washington Bayhawks         Duke ‘03

Jonathan Christmas          M      Boston Cannons                  Virginia ‘05

Dan Cocchi                      M      Long Island Lizards              Towson ‘03

Andy Corno                      M      Boston Cannons                  Georgetown ‘05

Ned Crotty                        M      Duke                                   Duke ‘09

Kyle Dixon                       M      Washington Bayhawks         Virginia ‘06

Greg Downing                   M      Denver Outlaws                    Fairfield ‘07

Benson Erwin                   M      Denver Outlaws                    Johns Hopkins ‘05

Chris Fiore                       M      Long Island Lizards              Massachusetts ‘03

John Glynn                       M      Cornell                                Cornell ‘09

Dan Hardy                        M      Syracuse                            Syracuse ‘09

Kyle Harrison                    M      Denver Outlaws                    Johns Hopkins ‘05

Pat Heim                          M      Washington Bayhawks         Penn State ‘07

Anthony Kelly                   M      Chicago Machine                 Ohio State ‘03

Terry Kimener                   M      Chicago Machine                 UMBC ‘08

Brendan Loftus                 M      Toronto Nationals                 Syracuse ‘08

Bill McGlone                     M      Chicago Machine                 Maryland ‘06

Jarett Park                       M      Washington Bayhawks         Syracuse ‘05

Greg Peyser                     M      Long Island Lizards              Johns Hopkins ‘06

Stephen Peyser                M      Long Island Lizards              Johns Hopkins ‘08

Matt Poskay                     M      Boston Cannons                  Virginia ‘06

Paul Rabil                        M      Boston Cannons                  Johns Hopkins ‘08

Chris Schiller                    M                                                Penn State ‘99

Max Seibald                     M      Cornell                                Cornell ‘09

Alex Smith                       M      Washington Bayhawks         Delaware ‘07

Matt Striebel                     M      Chicago Machine                 Princeton ‘01

Peter Vlahakis                  M      Long Island Lizards              Fairfield ‘04

Matt Zash                         M      Long Island Lizards              Duke ‘06

Thomas Zummo                M      Boston Cannons                  NY Tech ‘05


Name                              Pos.  Current Team                    College

Mitch Belisle                    D       Boston Cannons                  Cornell ‘07

Matthew Bocklet               D       Denver Outlaws                    Johns Hopkins ‘08

Joe Cinosky                     D       Toronto Nationals                 Maryland ‘09

Ken Clausen                     D       Virginia                               Virginia ‘10

Christian Cook                  D       Washington Bayhawks         Princeton ‘98

DJ Driscoll                        D       Chicago Machine                 Notre Dame ‘06

Barney Ehrmann               D       Georgetown                         Georgetown ‘10

Michael Evans                  D       Johns Hopkins                     Johns Hopkins ‘09

John Gagliardi                   D       Long Island Lizards              Johns Hopkins ‘97

Brett Hughes                    D       Denver Outlaws                    Virginia ‘04

Zach Jungers                    D       Denver Outlaws                    Princeton ‘07

Eric Martin                       D       Denver Outlaws                    Salisbury ‘04

Ryan McClay                    D       Boston Cannons                  Cornell ‘03

Tony McDevitt                   D       Long Island Lizards              Duke ‘07

Stephen McElduff              D       Boston Cannons                  North Carolina ‘06

Parker Mckee                   D       Duke                                   Duke ‘10

Shawn Nadelen                 D       Washington Bayhawks         Johns Hopkins ‘01

Nick O’Hara                      D       Toronto Nationals                 Duke ‘07

Chris Passavia                  D       Boston Cannons                  Maryland ‘04

Nicky Polanco                  D       Long Island Lizards              Hofstra ‘02

Jack Reid                         D       Boston Cannons                  Massachusetts ‘06

Brian Spallina                   D       Long Island Lizards              Hofstra ‘00

Kyle Sweeney                  D       Washington Bayhawks         Georgetown ‘03

Lee Zink                           D       Denver Outlaws                    Maryland ‘04


Name                              Pos.  Current Team                    College

Brian Dougherty                G       Long Island Lizards              Maryland ‘96

Adam Fullerton                 G                                                 Army ‘08

Chris Garrity                     G       Washington Bayhawks         Penn State ‘04

Mickey Jarboe                  G                                                 Navy ‘00

Joey Kemp                       G       Chicago Machine                 Notre Dame ‘08

Matt McMonagle               G       Long Island Lizards              Cornell ‘07

Rob Scherr                       G       Toronto Nationals                 Johns Hopkins ‘04

Kip Turner                        G       Boston Cannons                  Virginia ‘07



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