BALTIMORE – Former Salisbury University men's lacrosse defender, Kyle Hartzell, will now be suiting up for his country, as one of the 30 members of the United States Men's National Team, named by US Lacrosse on Wednesday.
Hartzell, a member of the 2007 Sea Gull national championship team, outlasted a seven-week tryout process that began with 98 players to be named one of the eight defenders on the final roster.
This is the first appearance on the U.S. team roster for the former Sea Gull, as he is a member of the New York Lizards Major League Lacrosse team.
The team last took the field on Jan. 26 in Orlando for an exhibition game that featured a 51-player training roster. After trimming the team down to 30, the squad will be back in action for training camp from June 22-26, before taking on the MLL All-Stars in the MLL All-Star game on June 26.
Team USA will have a second training camp from July 6-9 in Colorado Springs, Col., before beginning its championship defense in the lacrosse World Championship on July 10. The championships will take place in Denver from July 10-19.
For the full team roster, click here.