Friday, July 14, 2017
Michael Evans On US Lacrosse Team
Anne Arundel County products Michael Evans and Brian Phipps are among the 49 players named to the United States training team in preparation for the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships.
Evans, a Davidsonville native, was a member of the 2014 U.S. squad, which was upset by Canada in the championship game in Denver. The South River High and Johns Hopkins University graduate is in his ninth year of Major League Lacrosse – all with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The 2009 Schmeisser Award winner as the best defenseman in Division I is a perennial All-Star in MLL.
Phipps, an Annapolis native, is trying to make Team USA for the first time in his career. The former Severn School and University of Maryland standout has played seven seasons of Major League Lacrosse – four with the Ohio Machine and three with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The head coach at Archbishop Spalding joined Evans in representing the Bayhawks at the MLL All-Star Game last weekend.
Other Chesapeake Bayhawks chosen to the U.S. Men's National Training Team are midfielders Matt Abbott, Jake Froccaro and Myles Jones, attackman Matt Danowski and defenseman Jesse Bernhardt.Those 49 players will return to US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Maryland over Labor Day Wekend for a training camp. The Team USA Fall Classic will be held Oct. 6-9 while the Team USA Spring Premiere is slated for early January in Florida.