Duke, UNC MLAX alums still with Team USA

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

BALTIMORE, MD. The Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels men’s lacrosse squads both received attention on Tuesday as US Lacrosse included former players from both teams as part of the list of 52 that was announced and will comprise the U.S. Men’s National Team training roster.

Following three-days of drills and scrimmages, Duke alums Matt Danowski, Ned Crotty, and David Lawson, along with North Carolina grads Marcus Holman and Ben Hunt survived the cut from a list of 94 of the best professional and collegiate lacrosse players in the country.

These players will train with Team USA at a series of fall and winter events that will culminate with the Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event to be hosted Jan. 24-26 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where they will vie for one of the 23 spots on the final World Championships roster.

Team USA, the reigning world champion, 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.

Team USA 52-player roster

Listed by position with professional teams, collegiate alma maters, and previous U.S. team experience

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

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