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Four Princeton Alums Selected For Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game; Hubbard Pursues All-Time Goals Record

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 06/26/2007
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Lorne Smith ’99 has helped the Los Angeles Riptide to first place in the MLL Western Conference.
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Matt Striebel ’01 moved from attack to midfield when Ryan Boyle ’04 arrived at Princeton. One NCAA championship, two Major League Lacrosse championships and one World Championship later, it appears that the move has worked out just fine for both.

Striebel and Boyle have been teammates at Princeton, with the Philadelphia Barrage of MLL and with the U.S. national team, and they will find themselves paired again in a different way when they represent the Eastern Conference in the MLL All-Star Game July 8 at Harvard Stadium. The game will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will be televised live by ESPN2.

Denver Outlaws' teammates Trevor Tierney ’01 and Josh Sims ’00 will play for the Western Conference, giving Princeton four alums in the all-star game.

Striebel and Boyle were key parts of the Barrage team that won the MLL title a year ago, defeating Tierney and Sims in the title game along the way. As the 2007 season nears the midway point, though, none of the four all-stars find themselves playing for a first -place team.

The Long Island Lizards, featuring Chris Massey ’98, currently lead the tightly bunched Eastern Conference, where Washington, Rochester and Philadelphia are all a game back. The Western Conference leader is the Los Angeles Riptide, who feature Lorne Smith ’99, and the Riptide find themselves 1.5 games ahead of both Denver and San Francisco.

In all, there are currently 15 Princeton alums on MLL rosters. The New Jersey Pride, winner of its last two games after an 0-4 start, features former Tigers Jesse Hubbard ’98, Ryan Mollett ’01, Oliver Barry ’05 and Jason Doneger ’05, as well as current Tiger assistant coach Greg Raymond, a member of the 2005 Johns Hopkins NCAA championship team.

Christian Cook ’98 is a member of the Washington Bayhawks, who relocated from Baltimore prior to this season. Joining Tierney and Sims on the Denver roster are 2007 grads Zachary Jungers and Scott Sowanick, who have yet to play for the Outlaws. Peter Trombino ’07 has likewise yet to play with the Barrage.

Damien Davis is on the Chicago Machine.

Boyle is tied for the league scoring lead with 31 points. He needs seven assists to reach 100 for his career, which would make him the sixth MLL player to do so and which would tie him with now-retired Jon Hess ’98.

Hubbard, who had three for the Pride in New Jersey's win over Boston last Saturday, ranks second all-time in MLL history in goals scored with 215, 19 shy of tying Mark Millon's career record.
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