Tyler Dunn Selected For U19 Team USA Lax

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TylerDunn_021016AManhasset’s Tyler Dunn has been selected to represent the United States of America this July in the Federation of International Lacrosse U-19 World Championship Games. The games will take place in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. The FIL World Championships will include teams from Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Russia and South America. The USA U-19 men’s national lacrosse team has won seven world championships, including 1988, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2008 and 2012.
One hundred and five players were initially invited to the USA National Team tryouts this past summer in Baltimore. The player pool was narrowed to 51 after the tryout session. A second tryout session, which was held at John Hopkins University, further reduced the team to 30 players. Two additional tryouts and training sessions held at Ohio State University and in Bradenton, Florida produced the final team of 23, plus two reserves.
Tyler Dunn had a successful lacrosse career at Manhasset High School, helping the team win the Nassau County and Long Island Championships as well as advancing to the New York State finals. Dunn is a two-time US Lacrosse All-American and played in the UnderArmour All-American game this past summer. Dunn will be playing lacrosse this season at the University of Pennsylvania.
The 2016 U.S. men’s U-19 team will convene for training June 4 to 5 in the Baltimore area, followed by another training camp July 2-5 in Seattle. The FIL World Championships will be played starting on July 7 and concluding on July 16.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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