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US Lacrosse Announces “2011 Champion Challenge” Featuring Team USA Men’s And Women’s Lacrosse, Notre Dame, Maryland And Virginia On Jan. 29-30 At Lake Buena Vista, FL

The sixth annual Champion® Challenge will take place Jan. 29 – 30, 2011 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The event, organized by US Lacrosse, will feature the U.S. men’s national lacrosse team, the U.S. women’s national senior and U19 teams, the Notre Dame University’s men’s lacrosse team, the Maryland University women’s lacrosse team, the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team, the University of Jacksonville (Fla.) women’s lacrosse team and Rollins (Fla.) College women’s lacrosse team. 

College Men’s Lacrosse: Duke Men’s Lacrosse Defeats US Men’s National Team 9-8 And Validates Preseason #1 Ranking

Duke Lacrosse attackman Max Quinzani is a preseason Second Team All-America pick and exlempifies the true student-athlete after earning both All-America (3rd Team) and Academic All-America (3rd Team) honors in 2008.

Senior attackman Max Quinzani scored with 5.8 seconds remaining in the game to lift Duke to a 9-8 exhibition victory over the U.S. men’s national on Sunday afternoon at the fifth annual Champion Challenge in Orlando, Fla.

“This was a great experience for our guys,” Blue Devil head coach John Danowski said.  “You never really know how the players are going to react in their first competition of the year, but I was certainly pleased with the effort.  Obviously, the national team is really, really talented.  Where we had a leg up on them was having practiced together, and that paid off.”

After the U.S. team scored the game’s first five goals, the Blue Devils responded in the second quarter with five tallies of their own.  Rookie attackman Josh Offit found the back of the net three times in the period while Will McKee and Stephen Coyle added markers to send the teams into halftime with the scored knotted, 5-5.

Team USA scored the only two goals of the third period to claim a 7-5 advantage.  Duke’s Zach Howell netted a pair of goals to tie the game at 7-7, but the U.S. squad countered with a marker for a one-goal lead with just under nine minutes left on the clock.  Robert Rotanz then scored for Duke with five minutes remaining to tie the game at 8-8, setting the stage for Quinzani’s game-winning tally.

While Offit paced the Blue Devil offense with three goals, the Duke defense limited Team USA to just three goals over the final three quarters.

“I was pleased with our defensive effort,” Danowski noted.  “Tom Montelli, Dan Theodoridis and Parker McKee gave us good performances.  Sam Payton and Terrence Molinari really battled at the X.  We were fortunate to get contributions from a lot of different guys today.”

Duke opens the season on February 13 against Bucknell in Atlanta, Ga.


Saturday’s Results

U.S. Elite 23, Notre Dame 7
U.S. Men 15, Army 7
U.S. Developmental 17, Florida 8

Sunday’s Results

U.S. Developmental 9, Duke 5
U.S. Developmental 17, Notre Dame 11
U.S. Elite 17, Duke 8
Duke 9, U.S. Men 8


Lacrosse On Television: “2010 Champion Challenge” Lacrosse Matches Feature US Men’s And Women’s National Lacrosse Teams Vs. Duke On ESPNU, Sunday, January 31


Unable to make it to Disney’s Wide World of Sports® Complex in sunny Lake Buena Vista, Fla. for this weekend’s 2010 Champion® Challenge – A US Lacrosse Event? US Lacrosse is proud to announce that for the first time ever, we’re bringing the action to your TV! Tune in to ESPNU on Sunday, Jan. 31 to catch the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams take on Duke!

The U.S. men’s vs. Duke game will air on Jan. 31 at 10 p.m., and the U.S. women’s vs. Duke game will air on Feb. 1 at 12 a.m. Tthe women’s and men’s games will re-air on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m and 4 p.m.

Read about US Lacrosse and ESPNU’s announcement and be sure to check out Lacrosse Magazine Online’s preview of the event!

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Lacrosse On Television: ESPNU To Air “2010 Champion Challenge” Lacrosse Games Between U.S. Men’s And Women’s National Lacrosse Teams And Duke On Jan. 30-31 At Disney World

ESPNU and US Lacrosse announced today that the sports network will air the U.S. men’s national team vs. Duke and the U.S. women’s national team vs. Duke games, part of the 2010 Champion Challenge at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The U.S. men’s national team game will air on Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. with an encore presentation on Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. The U.S. women’s national team game will air on Feb. 1 at 12 a.m. with a re-air on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.

The fifth annual Champion Challenge will take place Jan. 30 – 31. The event, organized by US Lacrosse and sponsored by Champion Athleticwear, will feature the U.S. men’s and women’s national lacrosse teams as well as Duke University men’s and women’s teams, the United States Military Academy’s men’s team, the University of Notre Dame and University of Florida women’s programs.

“US Lacrosse is dedicated to bringing more lacrosse to television and we’re pleased that ESPNU will air two Team USA games,” said Bill Schoonmaker, US Lacrosse’s chief operating officer. “The U.S. national teams feature the best men’s and women’s lacrosse players in the world and the Duke men’s and women’s teams are two of the best college lacrosse programs in the country. These will be two very exciting match-ups.”

ESPNU recently announced that the network will lead ESPN’s college lacrosse coverage with more games than ever before in 2010, including 40 men’s and women’s regular-season contests combined, in addition to one live game each on ESPN2 and ESPN360.com. The networks will televise 59 games overall, including the two Champion Challenge games, 42 regular-season contests (up from 30 in 2009) and 15 NCAA Tournament games across ESPNU, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN360.com.

US Lacrosse is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, and is the parent organization of the U.S. men’s and women’s national lacrosse teams. Warrior Lacrosse is the official exclusive equipment and apparel supplier to the U.S. men’s national teams program. deBeer Lacrosse is the official exclusive equipment and apparel supplier to the U.S. women’s national teams program.

For more information regarding the event schedule, tickets, youth clinics and to make travel arrangements, please visit http://www.uslacrosse.org/events/champchallenge2010.phtml.

About US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000 members in 62 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.


ESPNU launched March 4, 2005. The 24-hour college sports television network televises more than 600 live events annually, including college football, college basketball and Olympic sports from more than 25 Division I conferences, as well as premier high school content. The network also has a wide-ranging, long-term agreement with the NCAA for enhanced coverage of 22 NCAA Championships.

ESPNU also offers comprehensive studio programming, including live simulcasts of ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, and replays the best games of the week from ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Regional Television. The brand is also available in high definition on ESPNU HD and online at ESPNU.com. In addition, ESPNU Campus Connection, a multi-platform student-generated content initiative, was introduced in August 2007.

ESPNU is available in more than 66 million households and has long-term carriage agreements with nine of the top 10 providers – Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV (Channel 614), DISH Network (Channel 148), Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse.

About Champion

Since 1919 Champion has offered a full line of innovative athletic apparel for men and women including sport bras, activewear, team uniforms, sweats and accessories. Champion can be purchased at most sporting goods and department stores. For more information please contact us at 1-800-999-2249 or visit www.championusa.com. Champion is a brand of Hanesbrands Inc.

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Note to media:

12/4/09 press release regarding Champion Challenge event: http://www.uslacrosse.org/news/2009/championchallenge2010.phtml