June 15, 2005
FAIRFIELD, CT (June 15, 2005) - Former Sacred Heart men's lacrosse standout Erick Perez is one of 120 players who have earned a tryout with the 2006 U.S. Men's National Team this week. Perez is currently playing as a member of the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse after making the team's roster back in May.
A total of 30 attackmen, 42 midfielders, 36 defensemen and 12 goalies were invited to participate by the 2006 U.S. Team Men's Player Selection Committee, chaired by three-time U.S. team player Larry Quinn. The players were selected from a field of approximately 200 applicants.
The tryouts, which are open to the public, will be held from June 13-16 at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and 23 players will be selected from those tryouts to represent the United States at the International Lacrosse Federation World Championships in July 2006 in London, Ontario.
Perez, who was signed by the Major League Lacrosse's Long Island Lizards in April, attended the club's 2005 Training Camp and was assigned to the team's practice squad.
Perez graduated from Sacred Heart in 2003 fourth on the school's all-time scoring list with 161 points. He finished his four year career with 106 goals (4th all-time) and 55 assists (7th all-time). He led the Pioneers in goals (34), assists (18), and points (52) in his senior season earning a spot on the All-Colonial Athletic Association team. He was also voted the 2003 Pioneer's Offensive MVP by his teammates.
Following his collegiate career, the Locust Valley native played two seasons of club lacrosse for Duke-Tobay, and was named All-Club team in 2004.
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