June 3, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Former Providence College lacrosse player Jak Wawrzyniak `14 (Manchester, England) was recently named to the 23-man roster that will compete for England in this summers 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship in Denver, Colorado. Wawrzyniak completed his eligibility with the Friars at the conclusion of the 2014 season. He played two seasons at Providence (2013- 2014), after transferring from Stony Brook.
During his career with the Friars, Wawrzyniak played 31 games, recorded 12 caused turnovers and collected 43 groundballs.
The England National Team features players from the eight different English clubs, including a number of returning players from the 2010 World Championships and the 2012 European Championships, where England won the gold medal.
This year's team will consist of both experience and youth. Team England will travel to Colorado on July 3rd to begin their final training camp before the tournament begins on July 11th with their opening game against the Iroquois Nationals.
Team England will be holding an open training session and scrimmage as part on the Manchester Challenge which will take place on Sunday, June 8 at the University of Manchester Armitage Centre.
In addition to Wawrzyniak, current Providence College Assistant Coach John Galloway also is looking to secure a roster spot to compete at the FIL World Championships, representing the United States. Galloway is currently one of three goaltenders on the 30-man squad. Team USA will commence training camp in Connecticut on June 22. Upon the completion of the camp Team USA will play against a squad of MLL All-Stars in the MLL All-Star Game on June 26 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The team's second training camp will take place from July 6-9 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The 30-man roster will be narrowed down to 23 players prior to the start of the 2014 FIL World Championship. Team USA will begin its quest for a second-consecutive World Championship.
Galloway currently plays professionally for the Rochester Rattlers (MLL). He has played all five games and owns a 3-2 record. In 300 minutes of action, Galloway owns a 0.528 save percentage and a 11.60 goals against average.
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