12 former Hopkins stars get U.S. National Team tryouts

July 29, 2013 | WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, MD – US Lacrosse recently announced the 98 players selected to try out for the U.S. Men’s National Team, which will defend its world title at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships nest summer (July 10-19, 2014) in Denver, Colorado. Among the 98 are 12 former Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse players. Johns Hopkins led all colleges and universities with its 12 selections to the tryout pool.

Tryouts will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Goucher College in Baltimore.

Former Johns Hopkins players are represented in six of the seven positions listed and two – midfielders Paul Rabil and Stephen Peyser – were members of the U.S. Team that won the World Championship in 2010 with a 12-10 victory over Canada in the title game. Rabil was named the 2010 World Championships MVP.

Below is a list of former Johns Hopkins players selected to tryout. Included is their current professional team or affiliation, year of graduation and position:

Matt Bocklet – Denver Outlaws – 2008 – Long-stick midfield
Matt Dolente – Chesapeake Bayhawks – 2011 – Faceoff Specialist
Tucker Durkin – Hamilton Nationals – 2013 – Defense
Benson Erwin – LXM Pro – 2005 – Short-stick defensive midfield
Michael Evans – Chesapeake Bayhawks – 2009 – Defense
Kyle Harrison – LXM Pro – 2005 – Midfield
Michael Kimmel – Chesapeake Bayhawks – Midfield
Stephen Peyser – Long Island Lizards – 2008 – Midfield
Mike Poppleton – Hamilton Nationals – 2013 – Faceoff Specialist
Paul Rabil – Boston Cannons – 2008 – Midfield
John Ranagan – Rochester Rattlers – 2013 – Short-stick defensive midfield
Jesse Schwartzman – Denver Outlaws – 2007 – Goalie

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