By Steve Danylyshyn | 6/24/13 9:11 PM
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, today announced the 38 players and the four Rochester Rattlers selected for the 2013 All-Star Game presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill July 13 at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Players were selected through balloting process by MLL coaches and general managers.
The 38 players will be divided into two teams as selected by the winners of the MLL Ultimate Fan Fantasy contest. Cameron MacKenzie and Frank Ranfone will pick their teams playground-style to form their very own All-Star squads to compete in the game. Several All-Stars will also participate in the Half-Time Skills competition which will include Fastest Shot, Accuracy and Freestyle contests. The All-Stars will be wearing specially designed jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game to benefit JDRF, the 2013 All-Star Game’s charity.
Below are the Rattlers’ four All-Stars:
Matt Striebel will make his ninth consecutive All-Star Game appearance. Striebel has 17 points on the season, including four two-point goals, tied for the most two-point goals in the League.
Ned Crotty will make his third All-Star Game appearance. Crotty leads the Rattlers in points this season with 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points while playing in seven games.
Mike Manley, Rochester’s 2012 Rookie of the Year, will make his first All-Star Game appearance. Manley has played in seven games this year with Rochester as the leader of the defensive unit, while also chipping in one goal and adding seven ground balls.
Jordan MacIntosh will also play in his first All-Star Game. Through seven games in his second year with Rochester, MacIntosh is the team leader in goals with 14, which is tied for 14th in the league.
The MLL All-Star Game, presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill, takes place on Saturday, July 13, at 7:00 pm in Charlotte, N.C., at American Legion Memorial Stadium, and will be broadcast live on ESPN2. If you don’t have your tickets for the event yet, be sure to check out the MajorLeagueLacrosse.com All-Star page for information.