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Philly men, women named to USA Lacrosse evaluation camps for World Lacrosse Sixes discipline

Thursday, 29th July 2021

Categories Boy's/Men's, Girl's/Women's, International, Posted 7/29/21 – From USA Lacrosse

USA Lacrosse has named the men’s and women’s players that will participate in evaluation camps for the new World Lacrosse Sixes discipline during the Lake Placid (N.Y.) Summit Classic from Aug. 2-4.

Sixes is a fast-paced version of the sport played on a smaller field (70 x 36 meters), with fewer players (6 v 6), a condensed game length (four 8-minute quarters) and a 30-second shot clock.

World Lacrosse will continue to use the traditional field game for its world championships, including the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship, which will be hosted by USA Lacrosse at Towson University next summer. However, Sixes will be the format used for some designated events, including The World Games, a multi-sport Olympic-style event, in Birmingham, Ala., next summer.

The World Games were first held in 1981 and feature more than 30 sports and 3,000 athletes competing from around the world in sports not included in the Olympics. The U.S. women won the inaugural lacrosse competition in Poland in 2017 when the event was played under a modified version of the traditional field game. This will be the first time that men’s lacrosse will be included in The World Games and both men’s and women’s lacrosse will use the Sixes discipline.

The Sixes evaluation camp at Lake Placid is the second of three events for USA Lacrosse this year. The first camp was held earlier this month at USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., with an exhibition game at the USA Lacrosse Youth Nationals in Frederica, Del. A third event, featuring international competition, is planned for October at USA Lacrosse headquarters.

“These camps are a great way to learn about how the game is played, strategies we can develop and how players and coaches fit this version of the sport,” said Skip Lichtfuss, director of high performance and national teams for USA Lacrosse. “Next week’s camp has a great mix of players that competed in our first camp along with players who will be getting their first prolonged exposure to the Sixes discipline.”

Serving as coaches for next week’s camp, which will be highlighted by a public exhibition on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. in Lake Placid, N.Y., will be Bobby Benson (University of Maryland men’s assistant coach), Tony Resch (2018 U.S. men’s assistant coach/2015 U.S. box head coach), Andy Shay (Yale men’s head coach) and Regy Thorpe (University of Florida women’s assistant coach/2019 U.S. box head coach). Past U.S. women’s team players Erica LaGrow Bamford (Yale women’s head coach) and Devon Wills (Harvard women’s head coach) have also been involved in the Sixes development process.

Here are players that will participate in the Sixes evaluation camp at Lake Placid:

Men’s Players
Name College

Justin Anderson North Carolina ’21
Matt Brandau Yale ’22
Dan Bucaro Georgetown ’19
Ryan Conrad Virginia ’19
Romar Dennis Loyola ’17
Ryder Garnsey Notre Dame ’19
Adam Ghitelman Virginia ’11
Mark Glicini Yale ’16
Justin Guterding Duke ’18
Jack Kelly Brown ’16
Connor Kirst Villanova ’20/Rutgers (grad)
Cody Radziewicz Johns Hopkins ’17
Patrick Resch (La Salle) Dartmouth ’15
Jacob Richard (Henderson) Marquette ’16

Kevin Rogers Lynchburg ’20/High Point (grad)
Sergio Salcido Syracuse ’17
Mike Schlosser Michigan ’17
Connor Shellenberger Virginia ’24
Brad Smith Duke ’19
Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin) Princeton ’20/Duke (grad)
Brian Tevlin Yale ’21
Ryan Tierney Hofstra ’21
Cole Williams Johns Hopkins ’20

Women’s Players
Name College

Madison Ahern Notre Dame ’23
Andie Aldave Notre Dame ’21
Mackenzie Burns Stony Brook ’19
Kasey Choma Notre Dame ’23
Katie Detwiler (Archbishop Carroll) Loyola ’22
Olivia Dirks (Episcopal Academy) North Carolina ’23

Marge Donovan Princeton ’22
Madison Doucette (Unionville) Northwestern ’22
Bri Gross Vanderbilt ’22
Rachel Hall Boston College ’22
Kelsey Huff USC ’21
Ellie Masera Stony Brook ’24
Trinity McPherson Johns Hopkins ’21
Amy Moreau Massachusetts ’22
Danielle Pavinelli Florida ’24
Paige Petty Virginia Tech ’21/Pitt (grad)
Izzy Scane Northwestern ’22
Kyla Sears Princeton ’22
Belle Smith Boston College ’24
Sam Swart (Archbishop Carroll) Syracuse ’21
Emma Tyrrell Syracuse ’23
Meaghan Tyrell Syracuse ’22
Emma Ward Syracuse ’24
Caitlyn Wurzburger North Carolina ’24