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Syracuse Lacrosse: Six SU Alums Chosen for MLL All-Star Game

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The 2016 MLL All-Star Game will feature six former Syracuse Orange lacrosse player. The exhibition will take place at Cal State Fullerton on July 9 at 7 PM EST.

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On Thursday, Major League Lacrosse announced the rosters for the upcoming MLL All-Star Game. The rosters for the All-Star teams were selected in a draft and chosen by two fans. Six former Syracuse Orange players highlight the two squads composed of forty total players.

Team Rolling Thunder will be coached by Bear Davis and was chosen by fan Cooper Schulze. Schulze selected SU alums Matt Abbott and Joel White. Joel White is one of the best, if not the best, long stick midfielders in Syracuse history. He ranks fourth in Syracuse history for most career cuased turnovers with 61. Matt Abbott is currently an assistant coach at Colgate University. The midfielder was a Tewaaraton Trophy Finalist in college and a two-time USILA All-American.

Team Riptide was drafted by fan Evan Siegel. Joe Spallina will coach the Riptide which features Kevin Rice, Randy Staats, JoJo Morasco, and John Galloway. Goalie Galloway had a historic career at Syracuse and was recently named the head coach of the Jacksonville University Dolphins. Kevin Rice, a member of the 200-point club at ‘Cuse, will play attack next to former teammate Randy Staats. Staats, a two-time NJCAA player at OCC, transferred to SU for his junior and senior seasons where he finished with 109 points in 27 games played. Morasco, a midfielder, finished his career with the Orange as one of the best assisters ever to play in the Dome.

The MLL All-Star Game will take place on July 9 at Titan Stadium on the campus of Cal State Fullerton. The game kicks off at 7 pm EST.