PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 29, 2013) – Former Rutgers lacrosse standout Justin Pennington is one of 98 players selected to try out for the U.S. Men’s National Team, US Lacrosse announced. Tryouts are scheduled to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md.
A letterwinner for the Scarlet Knights from 2007-10, Pennington is currently a midfielder for the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse (MLL). He has played in all 12 games for the Outlaws, posting seven goals and two assists, while collecting 33 ground balls. The Outlaws hold an undefeated 12-0 record. Pennington was a two-time Honorable Mention All-American (2008, 2010) for RU and played in the 2010 North/South Game.
A total of 156 players submitted tryout applications, which were considered by a selection committee including current and past U.S. men’s national team coaches and players, as well as current college and professional coaches. The tryout process will be overseen by U.S. head coach Richie Meade. Following the tryouts, US Lacrosse will announce the 40-player squad.
The U.S. Men’s National team looks to defend its world title at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships from July 10-19, 2014 in Denver, Colo. The team won gold in 2010 in Manchester, England.
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