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Tagliaferri makes national lacrosse team

San Ramon Valley senior-to-be Michael Tagliaferri on Monday became the first Californian ever to make the U.S. men’s under-19 national lacrosse team.

Tagliaferri survived a rigorous four-day tryout at the University of Maryland among 123 candidates to make the 23-man squad as a middie. The U.S. team will participate next summer in the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 World Championships in Turku, Finland.

Tagliaferri, one of just five high school players on the national team that is selected ever four years, will return as a member on the San Ramon Valley football team next season. He will play safety/running back and slot receiver. He has orally committed to North Carolina for lacrosse

Matt Schwab

  • Prep Fan

    Congratulations to Michael on making the national team, and good luck at the world championships. That is a great accomplishment. I assume this means he won’t be playing football for SRV this season, which is too bad as he would be one of their top returnees.

  • Matt Schwab

    Hey Prep Fan. Just talked to Michael on the phone, and he says he’s definitely going to play football again. He says the world lacrosse deal in Finland is next summer, and the national team, save for some random matches, won’t start training in earnest for it
    until next June. He sounds jacked up. Great young guy.

  • Prep Fan

    That is great for the Wolves. He sure has a exciting time ahead of him next summer.