See that tall blonde one? She works here at HQ, and so happened to have a picture of Team USA’s newest keeper: Ginny Cappichioni. She was a standout at Sacred Heart, and a fixture in Morgan Futch-Walker’s cubicle. You can pick which is more illustrious.
From Press Releases:
NEW YORK, N.Y. — U.S. Indoor Lacrosse, who has been enlisted by US Lacrosse to manage and operate the U.S. Men’s Indoor Team at the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, announced five additions to the roster for the U.S. Men’s National Team which will compete in Prague, Czech Republic this May.
Matt Alrich, Ginny Capicchioni, Ryan Hotaling, Sean Morris and Joe Smith were added to the team today to complete the Americans’ 23-person roster.
The five additional players were decided by the USIL Selection Committee following six weeks of scouting and consideration during the professional indoor season.
Alrich, who plays defense for the NLL’s Philadelphia Wings, led Team USA in scoring in 2007 with 16 goals and 12 assists in five games. The seven-year NLL veteran has 23 goals and 31 assists in 87 career games. Currently a member of the MLL’s Rochester Rattlers, Alrich has scored 101 goals and 18 assists in 51 career pro outdoor games. The 2004
Delaware graduate scored 83 goals and 20 assists in 48 games for the Blue Hens, where he was named the team’s Most Valuable Player as a Senior.
Capicchioni is known for being the first woman to ever play in a professional men’s team sporting event in the United States. A former three-time Northeast Conference Goalie of the Year at Sacred Heart University, Capicchioni appeared in three games for the NLL’s New Jersey Storm in 2003. The Oradell, NJ native has been active on the club box lacrosse circuit since, most recently playing with the WLA’s Coquitlam Adanacs in preparation of the World Team tryouts. She started in goal for the Americans in October’s Bowhunter Cup, holding the Iroquois Nationals to six first-half goals.
Hotaling, a second-year pro with the NLL’s Boston Blazers, has scored seven goals and nine assists in 22 career games. He has also won 259 of 469 faceoffs (55.2%) and scooped 148 career loose balls. The 26-year-old right-hander is a graduate of Nazareth University, and a product of the U.S. Developmental Team.
Morris has played three pro seasons in the NLL, most recently with the Boston Blazers in 2010. The 28-year-old left-hander has scored 14 goals and 30 assists in 16 career pro indoor games. He also scored 67 goals and 80 assists in 44 career MLL games, most recently with the Boston Cannons in 2009. Morris is a 2006 graduate of UMass, where he was named as a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy in his Junior and Senior seasons.
Smith, who plays defense for the NLL’s Philadelphia Wings, has scooped 65 loose balls in 28 career pro indoor games. The 30-year-old right-hander has also appeared in 47 games playing defense in the MLL, where he currently plays for the Rochester Rattlers. The Orchard Park, NY native is a graduate of Towson University.
The team announced 18 players following three Fall tryout/exhibition weekends held in Wayne, NJ, Syracuse, NY, and Baltimore, MD. The 2011 World Team roster is headlined by NLL all-stars Casey Powell, Paul Rabil and Max Seibald.
Complete Team USA Roster
F – Matt Alrich – Philadelphia Wings (Delaware)
F – Kevin Buchanan – Boston Blazers (Ohio State)
F – Brian Langtry – Colorado Mammoth (Hofstra)
F – Bill McGlone – Philadelphia Wings (Maryland)
F – Sean Morris – Boston Blazers* (UMass)
F – Brendan Mundorf – Philadelphia Wings (UMBC)
F – Casey Powell – Boston Blazers (Syracuse)
F – Paul Rabil – Washington Stealth (Johns Hopkins)
F – Drew Westervelt – Philadelphia Wings (UMBC)
T – Greg Downing – Boston Blazers (Fairfield)
T – Kyle Hartzell – Washington Stealth (Salisbury)
T – Ryan Hotaling – Boston Blazers (Nazareth)
T – Chris Schiller – Rochester Knighthawks (Penn State)
T – Max Seibald – Philadelphia Wings (Cornell)
T – Matt Zash – Rochester Knighthawks (Duke)
D – Mitch Belisle – Boston Blazers (Cornell)
D – Scott Ditzell – Rochester Knighthawks (Syracuse)
D – Eric Martin – Washington Stealth (Salisbury)
D – John Orsen** – Boston Blazers (Hofstra)
D – Jack Reid – Boston Blazers (UMass)
D – Joe Smith – Philadelphia Wings (Towson)
G – Ginny Capicchioni – New Jersey Storm* (Sacred Heart)
G – Erik Miller – New York Titans* (Salisbury)
*Last Pro Team
**Currently injured; may not be available for World Championships
About USIL Inc.
As a company for the sport of Lacrosse in the United States, US Indoor Lacrosse is an organization that promotes the culture of Indoor Lacrosse by creating opportunities for lacrosse players, teams, coaches and referees of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport, through National events, clubs, local events and education. To learn more about the organization, please visit its website at http://www.usindoorlacrosse.org.
About US Lacrosse
As a member of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), US Lacrosse supports the
participation of a U.S. team in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. Due to its
organizational focus on the field game, US Lacrosse does not manage the indoor team
and supports the continuation of the current procedure. US Indoor Lacrosse (USIL Inc.)
has been named as the management group for the next World Indoor Lacrosse
Championship, which will take place from May 21-28, 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic.
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) corporation, is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000 members around the country. To learn more about the organization, please visit its web site at http://www.uslacrosse.org.