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USAMLAX Roster Cut to 52 – How My Roster Prediction Fared

0 - Published September 3, 2013 by in Denver 2014, International

Photo Credit: John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com, Courtesy US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse announced today the 52-man roster for the US Men’s National team that will compete in the World Championships next summer in Denver. Originally slated to have 46 players, this first cut keeps 10 attackmen, 13 midfielders, 14 long poles, 7 short-stick defensive midfielders, 4 goalies, and 4 face-off men. The final 23-man roster will be announced after various fall and winter events.

How did my 23-man roster prediction fare compared to this 52-man roster? Of the 23 players I selected to make the final cut, all but three players – midfielder Sam Bradman, short stick defensive midfielder John Ranagan, and goalie Adam Ghitelman – have advanced to the second round of tryouts.

It is interesting to note that while I correctly predicted all the long poles, I did not group them into close defense and long-stick midfield in the same way that Coach Meade and his staff did. In my prediction, I listed Kyle Sweeney and Mike Simon as close defensemen and Jesse Berhnhardt as an LSM; however, those players appear in the opposite positions in the release from US Lacrosse. I don’t believe that this in any way solidifies their positions, though, as many of them can effectively play at both close defense and at long-stick middie.

Only one LXM PRO player, middie Kyle Harrison, and only one current college player, long pole Joe Fletcher (Loyola), were selected. From the MLL, The Chesapeake Bayhawks had the most of any team, with 11 players making the cut.

Here is the full 52-man roster for Team USA, with players from my 23-man prediction underlined. Check out Connor’s take on the team as well.

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

LSM

Brian Farrell, Boston Cannons, Maryland
Kyle Hartzell, Ohio Machine/Philadelphia Wings, Salisbury
Kyle Sweeney, Boston Cannons/Philadelphia Wings, Georgetown*
Michael Simon, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Stevenson

SSDM

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

Face-Off

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

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