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Machine Roster Constructed for Season

4/24/12 9:52 AM

Machine Roster Constructed for Season


The Ohio Machine coaches had tough decisions to make coming out of the last week of training camp in order to cut the 40-man training camp roster down to 31 on final cut day.

“The first ever Ohio Machine training camp was extremely competitive and productive for everyone involved,” said Head Coach Ted Garber. “Based on how the players performed in all of the drills and scrimmage situations, we were able to identify and select a tremendous group of highly-skilled team players for the 2012 initial roster.”

With MLL veterans and up-and-coming talent all in the mix, Garber looked for what his main focus has been since day one – a team-first mentality.

“The chemistry is great on the team. They are excited and happy to play together,” said Garber. “They were able to start putting together the dots as a group and started playing team lacrosse during training camp these past few weekends.”

With training camp, Garber was finally able to see first-hand the talent he has been stock piling over the past several months. The diversity of talent of each player allowed the coaches to build a roster that will be able to develop and grow throughout the season.

“As an organization, it is very evident that our roster will give us the flexibility and strength to utilize all of our talent within the framework of successful team play as we head into the season,” said Garber.

The roster now consists of three goalies, nine defenders, 14 midfielders and five attackmen who will begin working towards the end goal of the 2012 MLL Championship, a journey which begins on May 5 when they take on the Chesapeake Bayhawks in Annapolis. That game will be aired live on ESPN3.com and on tape-delay at 11:30 p.m. on SportsTime Ohio.

To watch these players open up the season at home on May 19th against the Rochester Rattlers, call the Machine at (614) 754-1973 or visit www.theohiomachine.com/tickets to reserve your seats today!

2012 Ohio Machine Alphabetical Roster

Number

Player

College

Position

44

Greg Bice

Ohio State

D

23

Jim Borell

Maryland

M

41

Matt Cafarelli

Ohio State

D

26

Matt Casey

Ithaca

M

14

Buggs Combs

Maryland

A

21

Jim Connolly

Massachusetts

A

11

Sean Doyle

Bellarmine

A

3

Brett Garber

Massachusetts

M

4

Audi Glass

Bishop's

D

43

Nolan Godfrey

Merrimack

FO/M

2

Dan Groot

Maryland

M

81

Kyle Hartzell

Salisbury

D

6

Brett Hughes

Virginia

D

34

Anthony Kelly

Ohio State

FO/M

22

Jordan Levine

Albany

M

88

Connor Martin

Chapman

A

12

Ray Megill

Maryland

D

19

Matt Messina

NYIT

M

10

Eric O'Brien

Ohio State

FO/M

30

Brian Phipps

Maryland

GK

7

Josh Porcell

UMBC

M

35

Kevin Ridgway

Notre Dame

D

31

Johnny Rodriguez

Salisbury

GK

8

Max Schmidt

Maryland

D

9

Stefan Schroder

Ohio State

GK

24

Mario Ventiquattro

Ohio State

A

32

Brady Williams

Brown

A

16

Matt Witko

Tufts

M

1

Chazz Woodson

Brown

A

42

Brian Yontz

Ohio State

D

91

Joel Zalesky

Seton Hill

M




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