The Ohio Machine’s top six scorers are set to go head-to-head at Thursday’s MLL All-Star Game in Boston, with three playing for the All-Stars and three for Team USA. The group includes all three of Ohio’s starting attackmen as well as the Machine’s entire first midfield line.
Midfielders Peter Baum and Tom Schreiber, as well as attackman Logan Schuss, will represent the MLL All-Stars while midfielder Kyle Harrison and attackmen Steele Stanwick and Marcus Holman will play for Team USA.
Baum and Schreiber made the All-Star Game in their first seasons in Major League Lacrosse while Schuss is making his first All-Star appearance in his second year. Harrison is a three-time All-Star and this will mark his second year as part of Team USA. Holman and Stanwick are both on the national team for the first time in their careers. Stanwick played in the 2013 MLL All-Star Game.
Holman leads the Machine with 26 points (17 goals, two 2-point goals, seven assists) in 2014, while Baum leads the club with 21 goals. Schuss has scored 18 goals with five assists while Stanwick has scored three goals while picking up a team-high 19 assists. Harrison and Schreiber round out the team’s top-six scorers with 16 and nine goals, respectively.
Ohio’s six players competing in the game is a club-record after four Machine players took part in the 2012 All-Star Game and two played in 2013.
Attackman Jim Connolly played for the Young Guns team in 2012 while defensemen Greg Bice and Kyle Hartzell, as well as attackman Chazz Woodson, were on the Old School roster. Along with Stanwick, Hartzell was also a 2013 All-Star. Of that group, Bice and Stanwick are still key contributors for the Machine.
The All-Star Game will face off at 7:30 p.m. at Harvard Stadium in Boston. It will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network. The Machine returns to action on Saturday, June 28 when the team travels to New York for a match up against the Lizards. The game can be seen live on the MLL YouTube Channel at 7 p.m.