Delaware Men’s Lacrosse Assistant Peet Poillon, Former Great Alex Smith, to Play with USA Team Sunday on ESPN3
January 26, 2013
NEWARK, Del. -- University of Delaware men’s lacrosse fans will get the chance to see new assistant coach Peet Poillon and former Blue Hen All-American Alex Smith in action this Sunday, Jan. 26, as they will lead the U.S. National Team against defending NCAA champion Loyola (Md.) at 1:30 p.m.
The exhibition game will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at DisneyWorld at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The exhibition will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com with Mark Dixon (play-by-play), Quint Kessenich (color), and Paul Carcaterra (sideline) providing the commentary. The telecast will be aired twice in a tape-delayed basis on ESPNU. Those broadcasts will take place at Monday, January 28, at 12 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The team was scheduled to play both Notre Dame and Jacksonville on Saturday, Jan. 26 in other exhibition action. However those games will not be televised.
Poillon, who joined the UD staff as a volunteer assistant in December, is a midfielder who currently plays professionally for the Charlotte Hounds in Major League Lacrosse.
Smith, who led the Blue Hens to the NCAA Final Four in 2007 as a senior and was inducted into the UD Athletics Hall of Fame this past November, is a faceoff specialist who currently plays professionally with the defending MLL champion Chesapeake Bayhawks.
A native of Cranberry Township, Pa., Poillon earned All-American honors at both Ohio State and UMBC and earned his degree from UMBC in 2010. Since graduation, he has coacheds at the high school and college level and played for the US Team and professionally.
He is one of the top midfielders in the professional game and has earned MLL All-Star honors three times in four seasons. A first-year member of the Charlotte Hounds in 2013, he played two seasons each with the Chesapeake Bayhawks and Denver Outlaws and led Denver to a MLL runner-up finish in 2012 when he scored 24 goals and 13 assists on the season.
A native of Timonium, Md., Smith revolutionized th faceoff position while setting records and leading the University of Delaware to national prominence under coach Bob Shillinglaw. Smith rewrote the records books as he led the NCAA in faceoff winning percentage each of his final three seasons and led the nation in groundballs as a senior.
He was a three-time All-American and the 2007 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year. He has enjoyed an outstanding professional lacrosse career in both the National Lacrosse League (indoors) and MLL (outdoors) and led the Chesapeake Bayhawks to the MLL title this past summer. He also was a member of the United States team that captured the gold medal at the FILA World Games in Manchester, England in 2010.
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