Burke, Eck to Compete with Team USA

1/23/13 3:51 PM

Burke, Eck to Compete with Team USA

BALTIMORE, MD - Jan. 23, 2013 -Team USA will be in action this weekend for the2013 Champion Challenge, with the U.S. Men's National Team taking on defending NCAA champions Loyola (MD) on ESPN3.

This eighth annual event will be the first in which the Team USA men take on the defending NCAA champion.

Boston Cannons goalie Jordan Burke as well as face-off specialist Chris Eck will both be in action for team USA. Burke and Eck join a long list of talented Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and LXM Pro Tour athletes as they face off in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this Sunday.


The contest is part of a full slate of games set to take place Jan. 25-27 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The broadcast schedule is as follows:

U.S. Men's National Team vs. Loyola University

Sunday, Jan 27 - 1:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)

Sunday, Jan. 27 - 10 p.m. ET (ESPNU)*

Monday, Jan. 28 - 1 p.m. ET (ESPNU)*

* Game to be re-aired on ESPNU following live ESPN3 broadcast

Team USA also will square off against 2012 NCAA semifinalist Notre Dame on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The reigning world champion U.S. men's national team, which defeated Canada to win the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, will bring 38 players to evaluate prior to tryouts for the 2014 U.S. men's national team, to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2013. At the 2012 Champion Challenge, Team USA defeated the University of Denver 16-15 in overtime.

For more information about The Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event,
including Team USA rosters and the full event schedule, visit:

For more information about the U.S. national teams, visit

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