USA Names 52-Player Training Team

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© John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com

BALTIMORE — Following a three-day tryout that saw 94 of America’s premier professional and collegiate players travel to Baltimore, 52 players have been named to the U.S. Men’s National Team training roster.

These players will train with Team USA at a series of fall and winter events, culminating with Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, where 46 players will vie for 23 spots on the final world championships roster. The annual event will once again be hosted Jan. 24-26 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The reigning world champion U.S. Men’s National Team will compete for a record 10th world title at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships, hosted by US Lacrosse on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver, Colo.

The 52-player roster by position with professional teams, collegiate alma maters, and previous U.S. team experience noted:

Attack
Matt Danowski, Charlotte Hounds, Duke
Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine, North Carolina
Eric Law, Denver Outlaws, Denver
Kevin Leveille, Rochester Rattlers, Massachusetts

Brendan Mundorf, Denver Outlaws/Philadelphia Wings, UMBC*

Rob Pannell, New York Lizards, Cornell

Steele Stanwick, Ohio Machine, Virginia
Garrett Thul, Hamilton Nationals, Army

Drew Westervelt, Chesapeake Bayhawks/Philadelphia Wings, UMBC*

Ryan Young, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland

Midfield
Steven Brooks, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse

Kevin Buchanan, Boston Cannons, Ohio State

Ned Crotty, Rochester Rattlers/Philadelphia Wings, Duke*

Kyle Harrison, LXM PRO, Johns Hopkins

Ben Hunt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, North Carolina

David Lawson, Rochester Rattlers, Duke
JoJo Marasco, New York Lizards, Syracuse

Matt Mackrides, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Penn State
Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons/Philadelphia Wings, Johns Hopkins*

Max Seibald, New York Lizards/Philadelphia Wings, Cornell*

Jeremy Sieverts, Denver Outlaws, Maryland

Drew Snider, Denver Outlaws/Washington Stealth, Maryland

Matt Striebel, Rochester Rattlers, Princeton*^+

Defense
Mitch Belisle, Boston Cannons/Minnesota Swarm, Cornell

Jesse Bernhardt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland

Brendan Buckley, Boston Cannons, Army

Tucker Durkin, Hamilton Nationals, Johns Hopkins

Michael Evans, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins

Joe Fletcher, Loyola %

Brian Karalunas, New York Lizards, Villanova

Dillon Roy, Denver Outlaws, Denver

Brett Schmidt, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland
Lee Zink, Denver Outlaws, Maryland

Long-stick midfield
Brian Farrell, Boston Cannons, Maryland
Kyle Hartzell, Ohio Machine/Philadelphia Wings, Salisbury

Kyle Sweeney, Boston Cannons/Philadelphia Wings, Georgetown*

Michael Simon, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Stevenson

Short-stick defensive midfield
Matt Abbott, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse

Dan Burns, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland

Kevin Drew, Charlotte Hounds, Syracuse

Stephen Peyser, New York Lizards, Johns Hopkins*

Jeff Reynolds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland

Chris Schiller, Charlotte Hounds, Penn State*

Kevin Unterstein, New York Lizards, Hofstra

Goalie
Drew Adams, New York Lizards, Penn State

John Galloway, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse
Jesse Schwartzman, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins

Kip Turner, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Virginia

Faceoff
Chris Eck, Boston Cannons, Colgate

Greg Gurenlian, New York Lizards, Penn State

Anthony Kelly, Denver Outlaws, Ohio State

Mike Poppleton, Hamilton Nationals, Johns Hopkins

* 2010 U.S. men’s national team member

^ 2006 U.S. men’s national team member

+ 2002 U.S. men’s national team member

% Current college player

The roster was increased from 46 to 52 players to account for injuries.

U.S. Men’s National Team Fall/Winter 2013-14 Schedule
Oct. 4-6 – Play for Parkinson’s (Alexandria, Va.)

Jan. 10-12 – US Lacrosse Convention (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Jan. 24-26 – Champion Challenge (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)

The team will also hold two training weekends in October and December. 

For more information on the U.S. men’s national team, visit uslacrosse.org/usmen. Follow the team on Facebook at fb.com/uslacrosse, on Twitter and Instagram at @uslacrosse and use #USAMLAX.

The World Champion U.S. Men's National Teams train and play using best-in-class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), STX (equipment), Cascade (helmets) and Shock Doctor (mouth guards). Nationwide and Marriott International are official sponsors of Team USA.