Five Players with Patriot League ties scheduled to play in 2014 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game

Garrett Thul

June 11, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League will be well represented in the Major League Lacrosse All-Star game following roster announcements for the 2014 contest scheduled for Thursday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Historic Harvard Stadium.

Team MLL features the best players from the league's eight teams, including 2013 MLL No. 1 overall pick and Tewaaraton award winner Peter Baum of Colgate. The 24-man Team MLL roster will be coached by Chesapeake Bayhawks head coach David Cottle.

For the third time, the All-Star game will serve as a tune-up for Team USA as they prepare for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships, hosted by US Lacrosse in Denver, Colo., starting July 10. The format was previously used in both 2006 and 2010.

The 30-man roster for Team USA includes Army's all-time leading goal scorer Garrett Thul, recent Loyola University Maryland graduate Joe Fletcher, Colgate's all-time leader in faceoff wins Chris Eck and current Colgate assistant coach Matt Abbott. Additionally, Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese will serve as an assistant to former Navy head coach Richie Meade for Team USA.

Tickets for the All-Star game are now on sale, and can be purchased at or by calling 617-746-9933. The game will also be televised live on CBS Sports Network and in 175 U.S. territories including U.S. military installations, U.S. embassies and U.S. consulates through the American Forces Network.