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posted 05.08.2014 at 8.15 a.m. by Nathaniel Badder

U.S. National Team Weekend Roundup

US Lacrosse's Nathaniel Badder oversees all aspects of — except for coaching and playing on — the four U.S. national teams. And he monitors Team USA players' in the college game as well. Here's a roundup of notable weekend performances from U.S. national teamers.

2014 U.S. Men’s National Team
  • Johns Hopkins fell to Loyola 13-10 in this Charles Street rivalry game, but U.S. Men’s National Team assistant coach – and Johns Hopkins head coach – Dave Pietramala still notched an NCAA tournament invitation and will take on Virginia on Sunday. Defender Joe Fletcher scooped up four ground balls for the Greyhounds in the win.

  •  Attackman Garrett Thul scored three goals, leading the Florida Launch to its first win of the season, defeating the Charlotte Hounds 11-8. Thul was named MLL Offensive Player of the Week.

  • Goalie Jesse Schwartzman made seven saves and midfielder Drew Snider chipped in a goal as the Denver Outlaws topped the Ohio Machine 14-12. Attackmen Marcus Holman and Steele Stanwick and midfielder Kyle Harrison combined for six goals in the loss.
  • Midfielder Matt Mackrides scored three times and attackman Brendan Mundorf added two more as the Chesapeake Bayhawks topped New York Lizards 12-11 in OT. Attackman Rob Pannell and midfielder Max Seibald each scored two goals for New York in the loss.
  • Goalie John Galloway made 11 saves – including the most important one as time expired – and attackman Kevin Leveille scored twice leading the Rochester Rattlers to an 8-7 win over the Boston Cannons. Midfielders Kevin Buchanan and Paul Rabil each scored twice for the Cannons in the loss.
2014-15 U.S. Women’s National Team
  • U.S. Women’s National Team and Georgetown head coach Ricky Fried couldn’t get the Hoyas by Louisville in the Big East Championship Game, but did secure an at-large bid to the tournament and will face John Hopkins on Friday. Attacker Caroline Tarzian had a goal for Georgetown in the loss.
  • Stanford fell short in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship Game, but U.S. Women’s National Team Assistant Coach – and Stanford Head Coach – Amy Bokker and the Cardinal made their way into the tournament and will match up with Duke on Friday.

  • Attacker Kayla Treanor netted four goals on eight shots as Syracuse topped Loyola 14-12 to close out its regular season.

  • Attacker Taylor D’Amore posted two goals and three assists, but Florida downed Johns Hopkins in the ALC Semi-finals 11-6
2012 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team
2011 U.S. Women’s National Under-19 Team

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