The BEST 98 Lacrosse Players In the USA?


US Lacrosse has announced the 98 man list of players that will try out for the 2014 US Men’s Team on Labor Day Weekend at Goucher College in Baltimore.

Below you will find the list, which certainly contains many of the biggest names in the game, but we’re curious to know if YOU think anyone obvious was left off? We’ll give you TWO names, so that the list would be set at 100 guys (including your two) and if you really impress us with your reasoning and selections, perhaps you’ll be rewarded!

Here is the list of who’s invited… who got left out?

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Billy Bitter, LXM PRO, North Carolina
Chris Bocklet, Denver Outlaws, Virginia
Jeremy Boltus, Denver Outlaws, Army
Ryan Boyle, Boston Cannons, Princeton*^+
Ned Crotty, Rochester Rattlers, Duke*
Kevin Cunningham, Hamilton Nationals, Villanova
Matt Danowski, Charlotte Hounds, Duke
Matt Gibson, New York Lizards, Yale
Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine, North Carolina
Eric Law, Denver Outlaws, Denver
Kevin Leveille, Rochester Rattlers, Massachusetts
Brendan Mundorf, Denver Outlaws, UMBC*
Rob Pannell, New York Lizards, Cornell
Jack Rice, Glenelg Golden Eagles (Aus.), Villanova
Ben Rubeor, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Virginia
Steele Stanwick, Ohio Machine, Virginia
Garrett Thul, Hamilton Nationals, Army
Drew Westervelt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, UMBC*
Jordan Wolf, Duke #
Chazz Woodson, Ohio Machine, Brown
Ryan Young, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland


Peter Baum, LXM PRO, Colgate
Stephen Berger, Boston Cannons, Washington College
Sam Bradman, LXM PRO, Salisbury
Steven Brooks, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse
Kevin Buchanan, Boston Cannons, Ohio State
David Earl, New York Lizards, Notre Dame
Graham Gill, LXM PRO, Navy
Kyle Harrison, LXM PRO, Johns Hopkins
Pat Heim, Boston Cannons, Penn State
Ben Hunt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, North Carolina
Terry Kimener, Denver Outlaws, UMBC
Michael Kimmel, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins
Cameron Lao-Gosney, Hamilton Nationals, Lehigh
Roman Lao-Gosney, Hamilton Nationals, Lehigh
David Lawson, Rochester Rattlers, Duke
Matt Mackrides, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Penn State
Stephen Peyser, New York Lizards, Johns Hopkins*
Peet Poillon, Charlotte Hounds, UMBC
Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons, Johns Hopkins*
Casey Powell, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse^%
Mike Sawyer, Charlotte Hounds, Loyola
Tom Schreiber, Princeton #
Max Seibald, New York Lizards, Cornell*
Jeremy Sieverts, Denver Outlaws, Maryland
Drew Snider, Denver Outlaws, Maryland
Mike Stone, Boston Cannons, Middlebury
Matt Striebel, Rochester Rattlers, Princeton*^+

Short-stick defensive midfield

Matt Abbott, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse
Jake Bernhardt, Ohio Machine, Maryland
Dan Burns, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland
Steve DeNapoli, Rochester Rattlers, Hofstra
Benson Erwin, LXM PRO, Johns Hopkins
Chris LaPierre, Hamilton Nationals, Virginia #
Justin Pennington, Denver Outlaws, Rutgers
John Ranagan, Rochester Rattlers, Johns Hopkins
Chris Schiller, Charlotte Hounds, Penn State*
Kevin Unterstein, New York Lizards, Hofstra


Matt Dolente, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins
Chris Eck, Boston Cannons, Colgate
Brendan Fowler, Duke #
Greg Gurenlian, New York Lizards, Penn State
Anthony Kelly, Denver Outlaws, Ohio State
Kevin Massa, Bryant #
Mike Poppleton, Hamilton Nationals, Johns Hopkins
Adam Rand, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Stony Brook

Long-stick midfield

Jesse Bernhardt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland
Matt Bocklet, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins
Brian Farrell, Boston Cannons, Maryland
Kyle Hartzell, Ohio Machine, Salisbury
Brian Karalunas, New York Lizards, Villanova
John LoCascio, Villanova #
Scott Ratliff, Boston Cannons, Loyola
Dillon Roy, Denver Outlaws, Denver


Mitch Belisle, Boston Cannons, Cornell
Brendan Buckley, Boston Cannons, Army
Tucker Durkin, Hamilton Nationals, Johns Hopkins
Barney Ehrmann, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Georgetown
Michael Evans, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins
Ryan Flanagan, Charlotte Hounds, North Carolina
Joe Fletcher, Loyola #
John Lade, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse
Matt Lovejoy, Hamilton Nationals, Virginia
Mike Manley, Rochester Rattlers, Duke
Nicky Polanco, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Hofstra
Brett Schmidt, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland
Michael Simon, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Stevenson
Kyle Sweeney, Boston Cannons, Georgetown*
Chad Wiedmaier, Ohio Machine, Princeton
Lee Zink, Denver Outlaws, Maryland


Drew Adams, New York Lizards, Penn State
Jordan Burke, Boston Cannons, Brown
John Galloway, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse
Adam Ghitelman, Charlotte Hounds, Virginia
Austin Kaut, Penn State #
Brett Queener, Hamilton Nationals, Albany
Jesse Schwartzman, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins
Kip Turner, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Virginia

* 2010 U.S. men’s national team member
^ 2006 U.S. men’s national team member
+ 2002 U.S. men’s national team member
% 1998 U.S. men’s national team member
# Current college player

If I had to pick out two guys quickly, who I thought would get the invite, but didn’t… I’d go with Scott Rodgers in goal, and Mike Chanechuck or John Haus at the midfield. I’d also love to see Mike Powell on this list, but maybe that’s just me being greedy. Who doesn’t want more MP?

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Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.


  • I think Tim Fallon should have gotten an invite for the face-off position. Sure, he may not have the greatest percentage in the league but ground balls are also an important factor and he leads the league in them last time I checked (not to mention he’s a real scrapper at the X if I ever saw one). I’m also surprised Logan Schuss hasn’t been invited to try out as an attack man seeing as how he’s only one point behind Stanwick and he’s played in 3 fewer games.

  • Joel white and Kevin drew. I have no idea how either of them is left out. White played on the U19 team back in the day and has been an all-star in the mll. His box experience with the wings should be an automatic when you consider the competition they’ll be facing. Drew’s speed and skills are among the best in the game. Just seeing how long that list of SSDMs is, I’m scratching my head how he’s not on there. I do like though the selection of Kevin Massa though as well as still seeing Casey Powell still throwing his hat in the ring.

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