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Four Alternates Named to U.S. Men’s Team

BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse has announced the addition of four alternates to the U.S. Men’s National Team summer training roster in preparation for the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Manchester, England. The new additions include: Kevin Leveille, attack (The Machine); Lee Zink, defense (Denver Outlaws); Parker McKee, defense (Duke University) and Matt Abbott, midfield (Chesapeake Bayhawks). MORE OVER HERE…

BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse has announced the addition of four alternates to the U.S. Men’s National Team summer training roster in preparation for the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Manchester, England. The new additions include: Kevin Leveille, attack (The Machine); Lee Zink, defense (Denver Outlaws); Parker McKee, defense (Duke University) and Matt Abbott, midfield (Chesapeake Bayhawks).

“We’re thrilled to bring these guys on board for June and July. They will give us some much-needed depth leading up to Manchester,” says Team USA and Bryant University Head Coach Mike Pressler. “All four of them were right there at the end on the final day of tryouts in October. So, we know what they can bring to the team and there will be no drop off whatsoever when they step on the field. Kevin is a proven scorer and veteran leader. Matt is just an incredible athlete who plays so well between the lines. Lee has a great stick and outstanding defensive awareness. And, Parker has been an absolute animal this spring, at one point leading the nation in groundballs.”

The U.S. Men’s National Team will play three exhibition games before traveling to England:

Sunday, June 6, 2:30 p.m.
2010 Warrior Major League Challenge – Team USA vs. MLL College Stars
Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Tickets: information at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com ($10, $5 for members of CONNY – Connecticut New York Youth Lacrosse Association)

Friday, June 18, 8:00 p.m.
Team USA vs. Philadelphia Lacrosse Association (PLA) All-Stars
Banko Field at Ulrich Sports Complex, Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
Tickets: information at www.palacrosse.com

Thursday, July 8, 7:00 p.m.
2010 MLL All-Star Game – Team USA vs. MLL All-Stars
Harvard University (Boston, MA)
Tickets: information at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com ($20)

The team will compete in the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in Manchester, England from July 15-24. In 2006, Team USA took the silver medal at the quadrennial event, falling to Canada in a 15-10 matchup in London, Ontario.

US Lacrosse is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, and is the parent organization of the U.S. men’s and women’s national lacrosse teams. Warrior is the official exclusive equipment and apparel supplier to the U.S. men’s national teams program.

About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.

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