Crowley leads Team Canada to world lacrosse championship
July 21, 2014
Commerce City, Colo. -
Kevin Crowley '11 scored five goals to lead Team Canada to an 8-5 win over the United States in the gold medal game of the FIL World Championships Saturday.
Crowley, who scored three goals in the first six games, tallied Canada's first four goals. His marker with 9:05 left in the third quarter was the game winner.
It was the third title for Canada, which last won in 2006.
Jordan McBride '11 dominated competition en route to being named to the President's Team, consisting of the top 10 players not competing in the Blue Division (Canada, USA, Australia, Japan, England and Iroquois Nation). McBride totaled 28 goals and 10 assists in eight games to lead Scotland to a sixth-place finish.
Poland, coached by Stony Brook alums Sean Chamberlain '07 and Tom Compitello '11, finished 20th. Michael Poch was one of the top players for Poland, tallying nine goals and eight assists. As the team's primary face-off specialist, Poch was 64 of 83 (.771) and had 33 ground balls. Larry Cerasi '07 added 11 goals and three assists.
Rising sophomore Hayden Johnstone helped Team Finland to a top-15 finish. In eight games, Johnstone posted a 2-2 record with a .628 save percentage and a 5.93 goals against average.
The FIL World Championships will return to Manchester, England, the site of the 2010 Championships, in 2018.