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Thul Named to Team USA

06/30/2014, 4:00pm EDT
By Wings Staff

Garrett Thul Selected for Final 23-Man Roster

 GARRET THUL NAMED TO UNITED STATES MEN’S NATIONAL LACROSSE TEAM

Philadelphia Wings player Garret Thul has been named by U.S. Lacrosse to the U.S. Men’s National Lacrosse Team following a tryout process that included 98 players and spanned 11 months. The 23-man U.S. Men’s National Team will play at the FIL World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, Thursday, July 10 through Saturday, July 19 in Commerce City, Colorado.

 

The local New Jersey native and Army graduate completed his first season with the Philadelphia Wings during the 2014 season, scoring 21 goals and 12 assists.

 

The U.S. National team was selected from a 31-player roster that attended training camp last week in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and competed in Thursday’s MLL All-Star Game at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass.

 

Four players return from the gold medal-winning 2010 FIL World Championship squad that defeated Canada 12-10 in Manchester, England, to earn the United States’ ninth world title. Returners include attackmen Ned Crotty and Brendan Mundorf (All-World) as well as midfielders Paul Rabil (MVP and All-World) and Max Seibald (All-World).

 

Team USA will next head to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado., for a final training camp Sunday, July 6 through Wednesday, July 9 before beginning its world title defense in Denver on Thursday, July 10.

 

“These men were selected from a group of 52 that participated in Orlando and 31 that participated this past week, so we feel this is a very solid team that will represent our country well in Denver,” said Team USA head coach Richie Meade. “Several of the men who have been part of this process distinguished themselves, but weren’t chosen for this team. We’re very humbled to represent our country and endeavor to do so to the best of our collective ability.”

FIL World Championship 2014

The 23-man roster by position with professional teams, collegiate alma maters, and previous U.S. team experience noted:

 

Attack

Ned Crotty, New York Lizards, Duke*

Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine, North Carolina

Kevin Leveille, Rochester Rattlers, Massachusetts

Brendan Mundorf, Chesapeake Bayhawks, UMBC*

Rob Pannell, New York Lizards, Cornell

Garrett Thul, Florida Launch/Philadelphia Wings, Army

 

Midfield

Matt Abbott, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse

Kevin Buchanan, Boston Cannons, Ohio State

Dan Burns, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland

Kyle Harrison, Ohio Machine, Johns Hopkins^

David Lawson, Rochester Rattlers, Duke

Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons, Johns Hopkins*

Max Seibald, New York Lizards/Philadelphia Wings, Cornell*

 

Defense

Mitch Belisle, Boston Cannons, Cornell

Jesse Bernhardt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland

Tucker Durkin, Florida Launch, Johns Hopkins

Michael Evans, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins

Kyle Hartzell, New York Lizards, Salisbury

Lee Zink, Denver Outlaws, Maryland

 

Goalie

Drew Adams, New York Lizards, Penn State

Jesse Schwartzman, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins

 

Faceoff

Chris Eck, Boston Cannons, Colgate

Greg Gurenlian, New York Lizards, Penn State

 

* 2010 U.S. men’s national team member

^ 2006 U.S. men’s national team member

 

Two alternates were selected to travel with the team to Colorado Springs and Denver, and will be added to the active roster only in the instance of injury. Per FIL policy, no changes to the active roster may be made after Wednesday, July 9.

 

Alternates

John Galloway, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse

Steele Stanwick, Ohio Machine, Virginia

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