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Feb. 5, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Two Penn State men's lacrosse alumni, Drew Adams ('09) and Matthew Mackrides ('12) earned spots on the 30-man U.S. Lacrosse roster announced by head coach Richie Meade Wednesday night.
The 30-man roster was whittled down from approximately 50 following the U.S. Champion Challenge. Ultimately, a 23-man roster will be made prior to the FIL World Championship, set for July 10-19 in Denver, Colo.).
Adams and Mackrides are in line to take part in their first World Championships this year. The United States look to defend its gold medal from the 2010 championship.
If Adams and Mackrides find their way on the final 23-man roster in July, they'll become the second and third former Nittany Lions to suit up for the United States. In 2010, Chris Schiller ('99) was Penn State's first representative to take part in the World Championship.
If Adams and Mackrides earn one of the final 23 spots, the Penn State contingent could reach four in July. Part of the U.S. coaching staff with Meade is current Penn State head coach Jeff Tambroni, while assistant coach Chris Doctor will assist the Iroquois Nationals.
Penn State opens its 2014 season this Saturday against Michigan. Opening faceoff is set for 1 p.m. at Holuba Hall.