June 15, 2006
Jesse Hubbard, the second-leading goal scorer in Major League Lacrosse history, headlines a long list of players with Princeton connections who will be playing in the league's all-star game July 6 at Boston University's Nickerson Field.
The MLL all-stars will take on Team USA prior to the national team's trip one week later to the World Championships in London, Ontario.
In all, there will be seven players in the game who either played or coached at Princeton, as well as the older brothers of two other Princeton lacrosse alums. There are currently 16 Princeton alums playing in MLL.
Hubbard, of the New Jersey Pride, is the all-time leading goal scorer in Princeton history with 163. The second all-time leading scorer in the history of the NCAA tournament with 33 postseason goals, Hubbard led Princeton to the NCAA title in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Joining Hubbard on the MLL all-star team is Denver Outlaws midfielder Josh Sims, a three-time Division I midfielder of the year at Princeton who played on the NCAA championship teams of 1997 and 1998 and then carried a young Princeton team to the 2000 title game, setting the starge for another championship in 2001.
Hubbard and Sims both have an MLL teammate with a sibling who was a key part of Princeton's 2004 Final Four team, and both of those siblings are on the MLL all-star team. Pride midfielder Adam Doneger is the older brother of Jason Doneger, Princeton Class of 2005 and a member of the Long Island Lizards, and Outlaws middie Mike Law is the older brother of Dave Law, Princeton Class of 2006 and the goalie on the 2004 Final Four team.
Shawn Nadelen, a defenseman for the Baltimore Bayhawks and MLL all-star, was an assistant coach for the Tigers from 2002-04. He now is an assistant at Towson.
Ryan Boyle '04, who plays for the Philadelphia Barrage, Christian Cook '98, who plays for the Bayhawks, Matt Striebel '01, who plays for the Barrage, and Trevor Tierney '01, who plays for the Outlaws, are all members of Team USA.
The U.S. national team opens defense of its world championship on July 14 against Australia.
Josh Sims of the Denver Outlaws is one of the Princeton alums playing in the Major League Lacrosse all-star event July 6 in Boston.