CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's and women's lacrosse teams have nine of their incoming recruits named to the Under Armour and Corrigan Sports Enterprises prestigious All-America lacrosse rosters, announced Wednesday. Men's head coach Dom Starsia signed six All-Americans, while women's head coach Julie Myers also signed three.
For the men, Virginia will be represented evenly on the north and south teams. Goalie Dan Marino (Garden City, N.Y.), attackman James Pannell (Smithtown, N.Y.) and midfielder Zach Wood (Aurora, Ill.) will represent the Boys North team. Midfielder Matt Florence (Greenwood Village, Colo.), midfielder Will McNamara (Haverford, Pa.) and defenseman Tanner Scales (Denver, Colo.) will represent the Boys South team.
For the women, attackman Taylor Ranfitle (Hauppauge, N.Y.) will represent the Girls North team. Twins and midfielders Brooke and Kelly Boyd (Sparks. Md.) will play on the Girls South team, rounding out the UVa recruits.
The seventh annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic will take place on Saturday, June 30 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.
Throughout the weekend, there will be top-notch lacrosse games and events with the All-America Boys showcase live on ESPNU at 8 p.m. The girls game will face-off at 5 p.m. on June 30.
Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.underarmourlacrosse.com.
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