June 2, 2008

Rutgers attackman Kory Kelly to Compete With U.S. Men’s U-19 Team

Rutgers Sports Information

BALTIMORE, Md. - Rutgers attackman Kory Kelly (Princeton, N.J.) will participate with the U.S. Men's U-19 lacrosse team during its first two exhibition games, US Lacrosse announced today.

Kelly, along with Grant Catalino of Maryland and Andrew Feinberg of Brown, will be competing as alternates to fill the final roster spot on the squad. All three players participated in the tryouts for the U.S. team last summer.

Kelly was named the ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year after leading Rutgers with 24 goals in his first season 'On the Banks'. The 6-foot-5 attackman had a season-high four goals in RU's season-ending 7-6 victory over Massachusetts and three other three-goal games during the season, including in the Scarlet Knights' 13-4 win over UMBC. Kelly was a US Lacrosse All-American at South Brunswick High School.

The U.S. team opens its exhibition schedule on Sunday, June 8 at Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) High School. The team will also play exhibitions at Bridgewater (N.J.) High School on June 14, at USTC in Downingtown, Pa., on June 21, at Georgetown (Md.) Prep on June 22 and at Mercer Island (Wash.) High School on June 29.

The 2008 International Lacrosse Federation U-19 World Championship will be held from July 3-12 in British Columbia, Canada. The U.S. has won each of the five previous ILF U-19 World Championships.