Seattle natives Snider, Baum on Team USA roster for Seatown Lacrosse Classic

BALTIMORE – Seattle natives Drew Snider and Peter Baum are among the 24 world-class lacrosse players named to the U.S. National Team for its matchup with Notre Dame at the NCAA Seatown Lacrosse Classic this October in Washington state.

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Seattle native Drew Snider (right) was named to the 24-man roster for the United States that will compete in Seattle’s 2014 Seatown Classic this October. (Photo: US Lacrosse)

Snider, a former Washington state high school All-American and prep lacrosse coach at Seattle’s O’Dea High School and Seattle-born Baum, the 2012 Tewaaraton Award winner, the lacrosse equivalent of the Heisman Trophy, were among the 24-man roster named today by US Lacrosse, the national governing body for the sport in the United States.

The Saturday, October 18 Seatown Classic matchup between Team USA, the 2014 world lacrosse runner-up, and Notre Dame, the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I runner-up, marks the first time Snider and Baum will play at the collegiate or national team level in their native Washington state.

Game time for the third annual Seatown Classic presented by the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse at Tukwila’s Starfire Sports Complex is 2 p.m. PT.

Purchase Tickets“It’s truly an honor to wear a USA jersey and play in Seattle,” said Snider, a Maryland graduate who helped the Terrapins to a pair of NCAA title game appearances and most recently scored the game-winner for the Denver Outlaws with 56 seconds remaining in this summer’s Major League Lacrosse championship game. Snider is one of four members of the Outlaws squad on the Team USA roster including goaltender Jesse Schwartzman, Anthony Kelly and Jeremy Sieverts.

“There isn’t a better thing that I could ask for in life than to play lacrosse for my country in the city where I grew up,” said Snider. “It shows that you can make your dreams come true through lacrosse.”

The 6-0, 175-pound midfielder was a member of Team’s USA 30-man roster before it was pared down to 23 for the world championships and is among six former Maryland Terps that will wear the red, white and blue in Seattle.

Baum is a 6-1, 197-pound midfielder who played prep lacrosse at Lincoln High School in Portland, Ore. After a stellar collegiate career at Colgate Baum earned All-MLL honors this summer in his rookie season as a professional. He is among four on the roster of the MLL Ohio Machine.

The USA roster also includes long-time MLL standout and international lacrosse icon Paul Rabil of the Boston Cannons.

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2012 Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum. (Photo: John Strohsacker)

“We are all enthusiastic about the roster that has been compiled for the Seatown Classic,” Team USA coach Kevin Cassese said. “It is a nice mix of veterans of the international game and some young up-and-comers who will begin to get a taste for what it’s like to be a part of the U.S. National Team program and wear that American flag on their chests.”

Cassese (Lehigh) along with Jeff Tambroni (Penn State) served as assistants to head coach Richie Meade (Furman) at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Denver this summer where Team USA captured the silver medal.

Both Team USA and Notre Dame are participating in the Seatown Classic for the first time in the three-year history of the event. The University of Denver knocked off the University of Maryland 12-9 in the inaugural event in 2012, while the University of Oregon and University of Southern California women’s teams competed in 2013.

Read the full US Lacrosse story: U.S. Men Name 24 to Roster For Notre Dame Exhibition

LAX SHORTS
Seating is limited to 4,500 attendees for what is the marquee lacrosse event of the year in Washington state. Tickets are on sale now at SeatownClassic.org.

The Team USA roster includes players from all eight MLL franchises and 13 NCAA squads including Army, Colgate, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Princeton, Salisbury, St. Johns, Syracuse, Villanova and Virginia.

Seattle native and Team USA member Drew Snider was a finalist for the Seattle Sports Commission Seattle Sports Star of the Year Award in 2013.

Seattle-born Team USA member Peter Baum is the first West Coast student-athlete to win the coveted Tewaaraton Award, lacrosse’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. A graduate of Colgate University who prepped at Lincoln High School in Portland, Ore., Baum won the award in 2012.

In conjunction with the Seatown Lacrosse Classic, lacrosse clinics for boys and girls in grades 3-12 are available for just $15. Register at SeatownClassic.org/clinics.

Team USA Lacrosse Roster
As announced by coaches Kevin Cassese and Jeff Tambroni

Attack (6)
Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine, North Carolina *
Will Manny, Boston Cannons, Massachusetts
Kieran McArdle, Florida Launch, St. John’s
Garrett Thul, Florida Launch, Army *
Jordan Wolf, Rochester Rattlers, Duke
Ryan Young, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland

Midfield (9)
Matt Abbott, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Syracuse *
Peter Baum, Ohio Machine, Colgate (Seattle / Portland, Ore.)
Dan Burns, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland *
Kyle Harrison, Ohio Machine, Johns Hopkins *#
JoJo Marasco, New York Lizards, Syracuse
Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons, Johns Hopkins *^
Jeff Reynolds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland
Tom Schreiber, Ohio Machine, Princeton
Drew Snider, Denver Outlaws, Maryland (Seattle)

Defense (5)
Jesse Bernhardt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland *
Kyle Hartzell, New York Lizards, Salisbury *
John Locascio, Rochester Rattlers, Villanova
Brett Schmidt, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland
Joel White, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse

Goal (2)
Adam Ghitelman, Charlotte Hounds, Virginia
Jesse Schwartzman, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins *

Faceoff (2)
CJ Costabile, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Duke (and LSM)
Brendan Fowler, Charlotte Hounds, Duke

* 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team member
^ 2010 U.S. Men’s National Team member
# 2006 U.S. Men’s National Team member

 

Notre Dame Lacrosse Links
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Washington State Lacrosse Links
NCAA Seatown Classic: www.SeatownClassic.org
High School Lacrosse: www.WashingtonHSLAX.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/uslacrossewashington
Twitter: www.twitter.com/washingtonhslax
Hashtag: #seatownclassic #preplacrosse

About Lacrosse in Washington State
Lacrosse has over 100 years of history in Washington state with clubs playing in the early 1900s and high schools now in their fourth decade of state competition.  With Native American origins, lacrosse is one of the oldest organized sports on the continent and today is considered the fastest growing sport in America.  In Washington state, some 4,000 student-athletes attending over 200 high schools play prep lacrosse, while another 6,000 play lacrosse at the youth, adult and collegiate club levels throughout the state. For more information on high school lacrosse in Washington state visit http://www.WashingtonHSLAX.com.

 

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~ Mike McQuaid, Sports Information Director, US Lacrosse – Washington State Chapter

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