Baltimore, MD (July 7, 2014) ─ Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) and Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. announced today the coaching staffs for the 2014 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic. Both the girls and boys games will be contested at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University in Towson, Md. on July 12th.
The boys game will feature current MLL All-Star Ryan Boyle (South) coaching against former Under Armour All-American Mike Chanenchuk (North). Boyle is joined on the South team by Matt Streibel and Darby Boyle, while Niko Amato and Mike Chanenchuk, Sr. round out the North squad.
The girls game will include a rematch from this year’s NCAA title game as Syracuse’s trio of Alyssa Murray, Natalie Glannell and Amy Cross lead the North team and look to avenge their loss to former Maryland Terrapin Beth Glaros who will lead the South. Duke’s Taylor Virdin and Penn State’s Mackenzie Cyr join Glaros to fill out the South’s coaching roster.
Boyle was a four-time All-American at Princeton helping them win the 2001 National Championship. The former Tiger holds several Ivy League records including career points and assists. After Princeton, he was selected by the Boston Cannons and went on to win Rookie of the Year honors. Boyle has been a member of Team USA on three occasions, winning two gold medals at the World Championships. Streibel was Boyle’s teammate on Princeton’s championship team and is currently a member of the New York Lizards. Streibel is an eight-time All-Star and was named MVP of the 2007 Championship Game. He also serves as the head coach of Northampton (NY) High School. Darby Boyle, Ryan’s father, played attack for West Point.
Fresh off a stellar All-American career at the University of Maryland, Mike Chanenchuk will coach the boys North squad. Chanenchuk, a former Under Armour All-American, helped the Terps advance to the National Semifinals in 2014. A three-time NCAA All-American, he was drafted by the Charlotte Hounds this year. Also on the North staff is ACC Defensive Player of the Year Niko Amato. The former Under Armour All-American is a four-time All-ACC selection, First Team All-American and winner of the Ensign C. Mackland Kelly Jr. Award. Mike Chanenchuk Sr. was a three-time All-American at Navy and has previously coached the Long Island team in the Under Armour Underclass Classic.
Murray will coach the girls North team after wrapping up her senior year at Syracuse. A two-time Tewarraton finalist and IWCLA First Team All-American, she finished her career second in points and third in goals and assists in school history. Teammates Glanell and Cross will serve as assistants. Both played key roles in helping Syracuse advancing to the National Championship game this year. Glanell played in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Classic.
Coaching the girls South team is Beth Glaros, who also is a 2010 Under Armour All-America Classic alumni. Glaros helped the Terps win the 2014 National Championship and was named to the All-Tournament team. As a senior, she was named a second team IWCLA All-American and First Team All-ACC selection. Glaros finished the season fourth on the team in goals and points. Glaros will be assisted by Virden and Cyr, both of whom also played in the 2010 Under Armour game. Virden was a two-time IWCLA First Team All-American at Duke and Cyr twice earned All-ALC honors and helped Penn State to three NCAA tournament appearances.
Leading into the Under Armour All-America Classic weekend, ESPNU, Corrigan Sports and Jalbert Film present “Undeniable: The Road to the All-America Game,” which will provide a 30-miute insight into the stories of two stand-out 2014 Under Armour All-Americans. Jake Seau, a high school senior from San Diego and son of San Diego Charger Junior Seau, is a talented midfielder who will play college lacrosse at Duke. Shack Stanwick, a slick playmaker from Baltimore who has been widely regarded as the consensus No. 1 recruit in his class since his freshman year at Boys’ Latin, follows seven siblings that played Division I lacrosse. The ESPNU documentary will chronicle Seau and Stanwick’s journey to the Under Armour All-America Classic, providing a unique perspective on the passion, dedication and drive these athletes have to achieve their goals.
“Undeniable: the Road to the All-America Game” will debut on ESPNU on July 10 at 7:30 p.m. and then re-air three times on Saturday, July 12 at 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm on ESPNU. The 4:30 pm airing will serve as a lead-in to the broadcast of the Under Armour All-America Senior Game. ESPNU will air the boys game live at 5:00 p.m. The girls game will start at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the 2014 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic can be purchased on www.ticketmaster.com. For more information about the event, visit www.underarmourlacrosse.com. You can also follow the event on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CSELax. Use the hashtag: #UAALLAMERICA.
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