#Seawolves well represented at World Lacrosse Championships

Sophomore goalie Hayden Johnstone will suit up for Team Finland

July 9, 2014


Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team will be well represented at the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver this week.

Rising sophomore Hayden Johnstone will be one of two goalies for Team Finland, which is in the Turquoise Division with Colombia, Mexico and Spain. Johnstone, an America East all-rookie selection, started 10 games and finished with a goals against average of 11.97 and a .490 save percentage.

Tom Compitello '11, Kevin Crowley '11 and Jordan McBride '11, who were key members of Stony Brook's memorable season of 2010, also will be in action.

Compitello, who recently finished his first season as an assistant coach at Sacred Heart, will serve as an assistant coach for Team Poland. An All-American in 2010, Compitello finished his #Seawolves career with 68 goals and 78 assists.

Crowley will be a key component for Team Canada, which will challenge Team USA and the Iroquois Nationals for Gold. Crowley, who was recently traded from the Florida Launch to the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, is Stony Brook's all-time leading scorer with 131 goals and 101 assists.

As he did in 2010, McBride will be a part of Team Scotland. The Scots will compete in the White Division against Latvia, Switzerland and Thailand. McBride, who was one of the leading scorers at the 2010 World Championships, is the #Seawolves all-time leading goal scorer with 175 goals. He's also the only player in school history with four seasons of 40+ goals.

Sean Chamberlain '07 will serve as Team Poland's head coach. Poland is in the Grey Division and will compete against Costa Rica, Czech Republic and Turkey. Chamberlain totaled 55 goals and 24 assists in 50 games from 2004-07.



Playing under Chamberlain and Compitello will be Michael Poch '05 and Larry Cerasi '07.  As one of Stony Brook's primary face-off specialists from 2002-05, Poch was 242 of 470 (.515) to go along with 143 ground balls.  Poch added five goals and five assists.  Cerasi, whose brother, Dominic, also played for the #Seawolves, tallied 28 goals and 17 assists in 59 career games.

A majority of the games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks, including Thursday's opening game between Team USA and Canada at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.