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Author’s Note: 6 of the 44 players invited to play in the Team USA intra-squad game have Florida connections. Florida natives Jake and Jesse Bernhardt of Lake Brantley HS, Tucker Durkin, Matt Landis and Kieran McArdle of the Florida Launch, and new Jacksonville Head Coach John Galloway are among the players who have been chosen for this event!
Team USA Men’s Roster For Grand Opening Announced
— US Lacrosse and U.S. men’s senior team head coach John Danowski have named 44 players that will play in an exhibition game Sept. 11 as part of the US Lacrosse Grand Opening celebration weekend. The roster includes 12 players from the 2014 U.S. team, which captured the silver medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Denver.
The men’s team will play an intra-squad scrimmage as part of a tripleheader at the new US Lacrosse headquarters here Sept. 11. The tripleheader opens with the U.S. women’s team at 10 a.m., features the U.S. men’s team at 1 p.m. and closes with a special exhibition between the lacrosse teams from the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) at 4 p.m.
Tickets for the tripleheader are on sale for just $8. The men’s and women’s national teams will hold clinics for youth and high school players on Saturday, Sept. 10. Clinic registration is priced at $60.
The new facility is the result of a $15 million capital campaign entirely funded by private donors. The IWLCA Building at US Lacrosse Headquarters is the centerpiece of the project. The three-level, 45,000-square foot structure hosts expanded office and meeting space for the US Lacrosse staff, the Crum Family Education and Training Center, and locker rooms. A new National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum, featuring the Richie Moran Hall of Fame Gallery, opens during the weekend festivities.
The building overlooks William G. Tierney Field, which will be the training home for the U.S. National Teams Program. The intimate, lighted facility boasts permanent seating for 500 fans, and berms surround the field that will allow for additional spectators. GreenFields, a world leader in artificial turf systems, installed its state-of-the-art MX Trimension woven turf and woven Sine pad along with a TPE infill for the playing surface.
Just above the seating area to Tierney Field is the Henry A. Rosenberg Jr. Promenade, which includes The Creator’s Game statue sculpted by Jud Hartmann that was moved from the old US Lacrosse headquarters. The promenade includes 21 pillars honoring college lacrosse programs from around the country.
Prior to the FDNY-NYPD game, the 9/11 Memorial located adjacent to Tierney Field will be dedicated. More than 60 individuals connected to lacrosse died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The U.S. men’s team roster for the exhibition follows:
*^Ned Crotty, Rochester Rattlers, Duke ‘10
Matt Danowski, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Duke ‘08
*Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine, North Carolina ‘13
Eric Law, Denver Outlaws, Denver ‘13
Will Manny, Boston Cannons, Massachusetts ‘13
Kieran McCardle, Florida Launch, St. John’s ‘14
*Rob Pannell, New York Lizards, Cornell ‘13
Joey Sankey, Charlotte Hounds, North Carolina ‘15
Peter Baum, Ohio Machine, Colgate ‘12
Mike Chanenchuk, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland ‘14
John Haus, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland ‘13
Myles Jones, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Duke ‘16
*^Paul Rabil, New York Lizards, Johns Hopkins ‘08
Tom Schrieber, Ohio Machine, Princeton ‘14
Jeremy Sieverts, Denver Outlaws, Maryland ‘09
Drew Snider, Denver Outlaws, Maryland ‘12
#Joe Walters, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland ‘06
Brendan Fowler, Charlotte Hounds, Duke ‘14
*Greg Gurenlian, New York Lizards, Penn State ‘06
Joe Nardella, Boston Cannons, Rutgers ‘15
Greg Puskuldjian, Ohio Machine, Adelphi ‘15
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*Matt Abbott, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse ’09
Brent Adams, Boston Cannons, Fairfield ‘12
Jake Bernhardt, Ohio Machine, Maryland ‘13
Steve DeNapoli, New York Lizards, Hofstra ‘11
Will Haus, Charlotte Hounds, Duke ‘15
Jacob Richard, New York Lizards, Marquette ‘16
Kevin Unterstein, New York Lizards, Hofstra ‘08
*Jesse Bernhardt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland ‘13
*Tucker Durkin, Florida Launch, Johns Hopkins ‘13
*Michael Evans, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins ‘09
Joe Fletcher, New York Lizards, Loyola ‘14
*Kyle Hartzell, New York Lizards, Salisbury ‘07
Matt Landis, Florida Launch, Notre Dame ‘16
John Locascio, Rochester Rattlers, Villanova ‘14
Mike Manley, Rochester Rattlers, Duke ‘12
Jackson Place, Ohio Machine, Bucknell ‘14
Scott Ratliff, Atlanta Blaze, Loyola ‘13
Joel White, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse ‘11
Chad Wiedmaier, Boston Cannons, Princeton ‘12
*Drew Adams, New York Lizards, Penn State ‘09
Tyler Fiorito, Boston Cannons, Princeton ‘12
John Galloway, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse ‘11
Brian Phipps, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland ‘11
* – Member of 2014 U.S. Men’s Senior Team
^ – Member of 2010 U.S. Men’s Senior Team
# – Member of 2006 U.S. Men’s Senior Team
Capacity for the games at Tierney Field is 1,500, inclusive of bleacher seating for 500. All tickets are general admission, and seating is first-come, first-served. Fans on Sept. 11 may bring one collapsible camping chair per person for grass/hillside areas. Capacity for each national team clinic is 100.
The U.S. men’s national team trains and plays using best-in-class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), STX (equipment), and Cascade (helmets). GreenFields, Nationwide, Sports Force Parks and SweatX are official sponsors of Team USA.
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