Monday, March 2, 2009

Team USA meets the Red Sea?

This from the desk of associate sports and information director Chris O'Connor:

"Former Fairfield University men's lacrosse players Greg Downing and Peter Vlahakis are among 84 players nationwide selected by US Lacrosse to try out for the 2010 U.S. men's lacrosse team that will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Manchester, England from July 10-24, 2010. The tryouts will be held from June 7-10, 2009 at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.

A 2007 graduate of Fairfield, Downing is the Stags only three-time All-America selection, having earned honorable mention following her final three seasons. Downing finished his Fairfield career fourth all-time with 101 career goals and fifth with 141 points.

Vlahakis was a 2004 participant in the USILA North/South All-Star game, following his Stags playing career. He is all over the Stags record book in the face-of category, including the all-time leader with 620 face-off victories.

Fairfield is in its fourth season as a member of the ECAC Lacrosse League. The Stags are 1-1, having earned a season opening win over Delaware, 10-9, in Andy Copelan's first game as head coach. Fairfield is home on Saturday, March 7, when it hosts ECAC foe Rutgers, at Alumni Stadium, at 1 p.m."

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