July 26, 2007
Charlottesville, Va. - Four newcomers to the Virginia men's lacrosse team are among 23 players named to the United States Under-19 team that will compete in the 2008 International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) Under-19 World Championship next year. The tournament will be played July 3-12, 2008, in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
The players were selected from a pool of 120 players at tryouts held at UMBC earlier this month.
The newest Cavaliers selected to represent the United States next summer are Shamel Bratton, Nick Elsmo, Adam Ghitelman and Bray Malphrus.
Bratton, a midfielder from Huntington, N.Y., was rated the No. 1 high school player in the country by Rise magazine. A high school All-American, he helped his Huntington HS team win two state championships. In three seasons he tallied 206 points, including 72 (52 goals, 20 assists) this spring.
Elsmo was a star midfielder at the Severn School in Severna Park, Md. As a senior this past spring he scored 36 goals and won 62 percent of his faceoffs and was chosen the Anne Arundel County Player of the Year by the Baltimore Sun.
Ghitelman was a three-time high school All-American at Long Island's Cold Spring Harbor HS and is widely considered the top goalie recruit in the country this season. As a junior in 2006, he helped lead his team to its first state championship. This season he recorded a .747 save percentage was named Nassau County Player of the Year for second consecutive season.
One of the leading defensemen in the country, Malphrus helped lead his Georgetown Prep squad to a 20-1 record this spring. The Little Hoyas shared the conference title and were the No. 1 team in the area for the second straight year. He finished with 82 ground balls this past season as the defense allowed an average of 3.6 goals per game.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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