Dec. 21, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Providence College men's lacrosse Assistant Coach John Galloway will be playing in an exhibition game with the U.S. Men's Lacrosse Team versus the defending NCAA champion, Loyola College, on Sunday, Jan. 27 as part of its ninth annual Champion Challenge. The game will be played at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (1:30 p.m.).
Galloway is one of 38 players being evaluated by U.S. Head Coach Richie Meade and his staff. Galloway will be competing with two other goalies in the Champion Challenge. The Challenge serves as an evaluation of prospective players prior to the official tryouts for the U.S. team, which will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2013.
"I think that it is a wonderful example for our current players to witness John chasing his dream of becoming a member of the U.S. National Team," said Providence College Head Lacrosse Coach Chris Gabrielli. "Representing the United States is a unique and prestigious honor that only the most talented and dedicated athletes have the opportunity to experience. Also, John can relate to the daily struggles of our athletes because he still competes and prepares everyday to reach his goals. There is no better way to lead, than by leading by example."
Galloway was the 20th overall pick in the 2011 MLL draft by the Rochester Rattlers. This Summer (2013) will mark his third season with the Rattlers. In his first two seasons with Rochester, Galloway logged over 1,312 minutes between the pipes, posting an 8-13 record and 318 saves. In 2011, Galloway was named the Rochester Rattlers Rookie of the Year.
Galloway graduated from Syracuse University, in 2011, where he was a four year starter for the Orange. He finished his career as Syracuse's all-time leader in wins (59), minutes played by a goalie (3,776), goals against average (7.33) and NCAA Tournament career goals-against average (7.20).
Galloway is the only starting goalie in NCAA history to win two national championships (2008 and 2009). He was the first goalie in Syracuse's history to be named First-Team All-American, twice, and the programs first two-time recipient of the national academic All-American accolades.