7 Mar 2014

Finland Names Roster for World Championship

Finland Names Roster for World Championship

(from staff reports) Team Finland has announced its 23-man roster for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship, which takes place July 10-19, 2014 in Commerce City, Colo.

Finland will be playing in its third world championship after finishing ninth in 2006 and 12th in 2010. The roster includes five players that are currently playing at U.S. colleges, including Mercer sophomore midfielder Anssi Kaisalmi, who was named to the President’s Team (one of Top 10 players in Red and Yellow Divisions) at the 2012 FIL U19 World Championship in Finland.

The roster and staff follow:

Goalies:

Lauri Uusitalo – Turku Titans
Hayden Johnstone – Stony Brook Univeristy

Defenders:

Mika Uotila – Helsinki Chiefs
Jarno Alm – Helsinki Chiefs
Eric Cooley – Rutgers University
Pentti Pekkonen – Helsinki Chiefs
Joakim Miller – Turku Titans
Harri Turkki – Helsinki Chiefs

LSM´s:

Jani Viitanen – Vaasa Wishpooshs

Middies:

Anssi Kaisalmi – Mercer University
Samuli Harala – Helsinki Chiefs
Joni Jalvanti – Lahti Predators
Sami Gräsbeck – Vaasa Wishpooshs
Jukka-Pekka Janhonen – Vaasa Wishpooshs
Mikael Lindqvist – Helsinki Chiefs
Arttu Kettula – Hampurg Warriors
Nick Ranta – Furman University
Rick Sainthill – Bishop´s University
Treven Salminen – Lees-McRae College
Rob Griffith – Edmonton Triads

Attackers:

Jarno Aaltonen – Turku Titans
Roope Jokela – Turku Titans
Risto Worthington – Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club

Staff:

Head Coach: Connor Barhight
Assistant Coach: Jeff Lewandowski
Assistant Coach: Scott Barhight
General Manager: Mika Wickström
PR Manager: Mathias Roos

Original post: http://worldlacrosse2014.com/news/030714_finland_names_roster_for_world_championship

About the FIL

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 50 member nations and sanctions five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.

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