U.S. Men’s National Team to Compete in Play for Parkinson’s Showcase

Team USA to take on Loyola, Towson and hold intrasquad scrimmage Oct. 5

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16, 2013 — In the U.S. Men’s National Team’s first on-field action since naming its 52-player training roster earlier this month, the team will participate in the Play for Parkinson’s event on Oct. 5 in Alexandria, Va.

Team USA will divide its roster into two squads that will play three games throughout the day at Episcopal High School. First, Team USA White will face off against 2012 NCAA champion Loyola, followed by Team USA Blue taking on 2012 CAA Tournament champion Towson. Later in the afternoon, the two sides will meet for an intrasquad scrimmage, highlighting a day of competition that also includes Air Force, Georgetown and Richmond. Free admission is available for all games, with donations encouraged to support the ProjectSpark Foundation.

Game Schedule
12 p.m. – Team USA White vs. Loyola
2 p.m. – Team USA Blue vs. Towson
4 p.m. – Team USA intrasquad scrimmage

Play for Parkinson’s is the first of several fall and winter training events for Team USA, culminating with Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, where players will battle for 23 spots on the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship roster. The annual event will 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 FIL World Championship, hosted by US Lacrosse on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver, Colo.

The Team USA rosters, with position, professional team(s), and college experience noted:

Team USA Blue
Mitch Belisle, defense, Boston Cannons/Minnesota Swarm, Cornell
Kevin Buchanan, midfield, Boston Cannons, Ohio State
Dan Burns, short-stick defensive midfield, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland
Ned Crotty, midfield, Rochester Rattlers/Philadelphia Wings, Duke*
Matt Danowski, attack, Charlotte Hounds, Duke
Chris Eck, faceoff, Boston Cannons, Colgate
Michael Evans, defense, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins
Brian Farrell, long-stick midfield, Boston Cannons, Maryland
Joe Fletcher, defense, Loyola #
Ben Hunt, midfield, Chesapeake Bayhawks, North Carolina
Brian Karalunas, defense, New York Lizards, Villanova
David Lawson, midfield, Rochester Rattlers, Duke
Kevin Leveille, attack, Rochester Rattlers, UMass
Stephen Peyser, short-stick defensive midfield, New York Lizards, Johns Hopkins*
Mike Poppleton, faceoff, Hamilton Nationals, Johns Hopkins
Jeff Reynolds, short-stick defensive midfield, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland
Jeremy Sieverts, midfield, Denver Outlaws, Maryland
Brett Schmidt, defense, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland
Jesse Schwartzman, goalie, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins
Steele Stanwick, attack, Ohio Machine, Virginia
Matt Striebel, midfield, Rochester Rattlers, Princeton*^+
Kyle Sweeney, long-stick midfield, Boston Cannons/Philadelphia Wings, Georgetown*
Kip Turner, goalie, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Virginia
Kevin Unterstein, short-stick defensive midfield, New York Lizards, Hofstra
Ryan Young, attack, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland

Team USA White
Matt Abbott, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse
Drew Adams, New York Lizards, Penn State
Jesse Bernhardt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland
Steven Brooks, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse
Brendan Buckley, Boston Cannons, Army
Kevin Drew, Charlotte Hounds, Syracuse
Tucker Durkin, Hamilton Nationals, Johns Hopkins
John Galloway, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse
Greg Gurenlian, New York Lizards, Penn State
Kyle Harrison, LXM PRO, Johns Hopkins^
Kyle Hartzell, Ohio Machine/Philadelphia Wings, Salisbury
Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine, North Carolina
Anthony Kelly, Denver Outlaws, Ohio State
Eric Law, Denver Outlaws, Denver
JoJo Marasco, New York Lizards, Syracuse
Rob Pannell, New York Lizards, Cornell
Dillon Roy, Denver Outlaws, Denver
Chris Schiller, Charlotte Hounds, Penn State*
Max Seibald, New York Lizards/Philadelphia Wings, Cornell*
Michael Simon, Denver Outlaws, Stevenson
Drew Snider, Denver Outlaws, Maryland
Garrett Thul, Hamilton Nationals, Army
Drew Westervelt, Chesapeake Bayhawks/Colorado Mammoth, UMBC*
Lee Zink, Denver Outlaws, Maryland

Injured and unable to participate
Brendan Mundorf, Chesapeake Bayhawks/Philadelphia Wings, UMBC*
Matt Mackrides, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Penn State
Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons/Philadelphia Wings, 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

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