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Rice, Manny Headline MLL All-Stars vs Team USA Rematch

June 12, 2018 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) News Release

BOSTON - For the first time in four years, the Major League Lacrosse All-Stars will face off against Team USA in the biggest sports event in Boston this year. Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today the 30 players who will represent the league on June 28 at 7 p.m. at Harvard Stadium.

"We are thrilled to invite 30 of the best players in the world to represent MLL in this year's All-Star Game," said MLL Commissioner Alexander Brown. "Not only will the best players in the world be on display, but this grudge match has historically proved to be one of the most exciting events our game has to offer. For any lacrosse fan, this game is one that they will not want to miss!"

The last time these teams met, Rob Pannell broke a 9-9 tie with seven seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, leading Team USA to a 10-9 win. Joe Walters led all scorers in the game with three goals for the MLL All-Stars.

Joe Walters was selected to his ninth career All-Star Game, the most among current MLL All-Stars. This year, the MLL All-Stars' attack will be led by Kevin Rice from the Atlanta Blaze, who currently has the second-most points in the league, and New York Lizards star Will Manny, who has 32 points in seven games this season.

"It is an unreal feeling being named to my fourth straight MLL All-Star Game," said Will Manny. "I remember four years ago I was at the game in Boston when Team USA won the one-goal game against the MLL All-Stars in front of more than 10,000 fans. The level of play and the passion on the field was impressive. As this matchup only takes place once every four years, I am amped to be a part of this rematch and to battle with the MLL All-Stars for a W."

Kyle Harrison and Brian Karalunas from the Ohio Machine are each playing in their seventh All-Star Game. Both played for Team USA in 2014.

The 2018 roster will include a group of six rookies, led by Tewaaraton Award winner Ben Reeves (Dallas Rattlers). He will be joined by Chris Cloutier (Denver Outlaws), Will Sands (Boston Cannons), Justin Guterding (Ohio Machine), Austin Sims (Atlanta Blaze) and Joel Tinney (New York Lizards).

Please see below for the full MLL All-Stars roster:

Player MLL Team Position

Kevin Rice Atlanta Blaze Attack

Will Manny New York Lizards Attack

Chris Cloutier Denver Outlaws Attack

Kieran McArdle Florida Launch Attack

Eric Law Denver Outlaws Attack

Davey Emala Ohio Machine Attack

Ben Reeves Dallas Rattlers Attack

Justin Guterding Ohio Machine Attack

Will Sands Boston Cannons Attack/Midfield

Matt Dunn Dallas Rattlers Defense

Brian Karalunas Ohio Machine Defense

Matt Landis New York Lizards Defense

Michael Manley Dallas Rattlers Defense

Brandon Mullins Boston Cannons Defense

Scott Ratliff Atlanta Blaze Defense

Kyle Bernlohr Ohio Machine Goalie

Austin Kaut Florida Launch Goalie

Matt Abbott Chesapeake Bayhawks Midfield

Connor Buczek Florida Launch Midfield

Mike Chanenchuk Charlotte Hounds Midfield

Zach Currier Denver Outlaws Midfield

Isaiah Davis-Allen Chesapeake Bayhawks Midfield

Kyle Harrison Ohio Machine Midfield

Sergio Perkovic Boston Cannons Midfield

Jeremy Sieverts Denver Outlaws Midfield

Austin Sims Atlanta Blaze Midfield

Joel Tinney New York Lizards Midfield

Joe Walters New York Lizards Midfield

Stephen Kelly Chesapeake Bayhawks Midfield/FO

Joe Nardella Atlanta Blaze Midfield/FO

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