Calvert Hall 2010 graduate Rob Zoppo (Towson), Gilman 2011 grad Ryan Tucker (Virginia), and Calvert Hall rising junior Stephen Kelly earned spots on the 23-man roster for the U.S. men’s national under-19 team that will compete in the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 Men’s World Championships in Turku, Finland next summer.
The team was chosen by a player selection committee following a four-day tryout at UMBC last week in which 123 candidates challenged for positions.
Along with coach Tim Flynn and assistants Jack Crawford (Loyola), Tom Duquette and Tom Rotanz, the committee consisted of 20 coaches from 15 different states.
Players from eight states made the team.
The entire roster:
A - Connor Buczek, St. Xavier High School '11, Amelia, Ohio, Cornell '15
A - Daniel Eipp, Groton Dunstable '10, Groton, Mass., Harvard '14
A - Matthew Kavanagh, Chaminade High Sch '11, Rockville Centre, NY, Notre Dame '15
A - Kyle Keenan, Smithtown West High School '11, Smithtown, N.Y., Duke '15
A - Joseph Leonard, Hicksville High School '11, Hicksville, N.Y., St. John's '15
M - Brent Armstrong, St. Stephens and St. Agnes '12, Falls Church, Va.
M - Tyler Barbarich, Bridgewater-Raritan High School '11, Martinsville, N.J., Delaware '15
M - Matthew Florence, Kent Denver High School '12, Greenwood Village, Colo.
M - Stephen Kelly, Calvert Hall '13, Lutherville, Md.
M - Sean Mahon, Chaminade High School '11, Garden City, N.Y., Harvard '15
M - Steven Pontrello, St. Augustine Prep '12, Marlton, N.J.
M - Charles Raffa, St. Anthony's High School '11, Syosset, N.Y., Maryland '15
M - Michael Tagliaferri, San Roman Valley High School '12, Danville, Calif.
M - Ryan Tucker, Gilman '11, Towson, Md., Virginia '15
M - Robert Zoppo, Calvert Hall '10, Baltimore, Md., Towson '14
D - Ralph D'Agostino, Immaculata High School '11, Califon, N.J., Syracuse '15
D - Gregory Danseglio, St. Anthony's High School '11, Islip Terrace, N.Y., Virginia '15
D - Robert Enright, Massapequa High School '11, Massapequa, N.Y., Johns Hopkins '15
D - Luke Howard, Landon School '11, Potomac, Md., Ohio State '15
D - Stephen Jahelka, Garden City High School '11, Garden City, N.Y., Harvard '15
D - Tanner Ottenbreit, Regis Jesuit High School '11, Aurora, Colo., Virginia '15
G - Zachary Oliveri, Connequot High School '11, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Massachusetts '15
G - Kyle Turri, West Islip High School '11, West Islip, N.Y., Duke '15