Four Former UMass Lacrosse Players Tryout For Team USA
June 3, 2009
AMHERST, Mass. - A quartet of former UMass lacrosse All-Americans have been invited to tryout for Team USA for the 2010 World Games, which take place every four years. Midfielder Chris Fiore, attackmen Kevin Leveille and Sean Morris and defenseman Jack Reid begin Team USA Camp on June 8 in Rhode Island.
Thirty-three countries will meet in 2010 in Manchester, England to compete. In 2006 at the last World Games, Canada beat USA to break the U.S. men's team's six World Games victory streak.
Now the program is getting ready to arm their team with the best players in the country so that they are ready for a rematch in 2010. Tryouts run from June 8-10, at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. Eighty-four athletes will compete for the most prestigious roster in the world.
Fiore has been a pro since 2003 with the Boston Cannons and Long Island Lizards (since 2007). At UMass, where he graduated in 2004, he was the ECAC Player of the Year his senior season. Fiore was selected third overall by the Boston Cannons in the 2003 MLL Collegiate Draft. He was a 2003 USILA 1st team All-American as well as a first-team All New England. In 2003, he was also a Tewaaraton Award Finalist. As a junior in 2002, he was Honorable Mention All-American and second team All New England as well as a first team All ECAC pick.
Leveille currently stars for the MLL's Chicago Machine. He is in his sixth year in the MLL also seeing time for the Boston Cannons. Leveille graduated from UMass in 2003 as he was one of 16 finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy that season. He finished his UMass career with 159 points, 11th on the all-time scoring chart. He tallied a career-high 51 points as a senior. He was named a USILA second team All-America as a junior and an Honorable Mention All-American as a sophomore. He was also an All-ECAC and All-New England selection in his final three seasons in Amherst.
Morris is in his fourth pro season, second with the Boston Cannons after two seasons with the Machine. Morris led UMass to the 2006 NCAA Championship game as he was named a USILA First Team All-American. He was a two-time Tewaarton Trophy finalist in his junior and senior seasons (2005 and 2006), finishing as the runner-up in 2006. He was named the New England Player of the Year and ECAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006. He finished his UMass career with a 40-game point scoring streak. Finished 7th in career scoring at UMass with 187 points and seventh in career assists at UMass with 89. Morris is also 10th all-time at UMass in goals scored in a career with 98.
Reid is in his first season with the Boston Cannons after playing with the Rochester Rattlers for three seasons. He also plays indoor pro lacrosse with the Boston Blazers. Reid, along with Morris, led UMass to the 2006 NCAA Championship game. Reid was named a USILA First-Team All-American as a senior as well as UMass Athlete of the Year. He was a finalist for the Schmeisser Award as nation's top defenseman. Overall, he was a three-time All-American at UMass. He was also the 2006 ECAC Defensive Player of the Year and 2006 All-New England First Team. He tallied 215 career groundballs, with 72 as a senior.