By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The National Lacrosse League announced its full rosters for the 2012 All-Star game on Wednesday. Washington Stealth forward Rhys Duch and transition player Paul Rabil were selected to play for the West Division team.
The All-Star game will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 in Buffalo.
Duch has nine goals and 11 assists in four games this season. He scored four goals, including the overtime game-winner, in last Saturday’s victory over Buffalo. It was the Stealth’s first victory of the season.
]Rabil has tallied eight points (three goals, five assists) and collected 25 loose balls this season. He collected six loose balls, scored a goal and had two assists in the Stealth’s victory over the Bandits.
Duch and Rabil were also named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week and Transition Player of the Week, respectively, on Wednesday.
Stealth head coach Chris Hall is scheduled to be the coach of the West All-Star’s and said in the league’s weekly conference call on Wednesday that he expects to be on the sideline to coach that game. Hall has missed all of the Stealth’s games this season as he recovers from treatment for throat cancer.
Buffalo forward Luke Wiles and Toronto goalkeeper Matt Roik, both former Stealth players, were named to the East Division team. Roik was also named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday.
The entire All-Star Lineups are as follows:
West All-Star Team
(Player, Team and # of times player has now been selected to All-Star Game)
Starter: John Grant Jr. (Colorado Mammoth – 8th)
Starter: Adam Jones (Colorado Mammoth – 1st)
Gavin Prout (Colorado Mammoth – 8th)
Rhys Duch (Washington Stealth – 2nd)
Ryan Benesch (Minnesota Swarm – 2nd)
Callum Crawford (Minnesota Swarm – 2nd)
Shawn Williams (Edmonton Rush – 7th)
Jeff Shattler (Calgary Roughnecks – 4th)
Starter: Andrew Suitor (Minnesota Swarm – 1st)
Geoff Snider (Calgary Roughnecks – 5th)
Curtis Manning (Calgary Roughnecks – 1st)
Paul Rabil (Washington Stealth – 2nd)
Jordan MacIntosh (Minnesota Swarm – 1st)
Starter: Rory Smith (Colorado Mammoth – 1st)
Starter: Kyle Rubisch (Edmonton Rush – 2nd)
Chris Corbeil (Edmonton Rush – 1st)
Starter: Goaltender – Chris Levis (Colorado Mammoth – 2nd)
Goaltender – Aaron Bold (Edmonton Rush – 1st)
East All-Star Team
Starter: John Tavares (Buffalo Bandits – 10th)
Starter: Cody Jamieson (Rochester Knighthawks – 2nd)
Luke Wiles (Buffalo Bandits – 2nd)
Dan Dawson (Philadelphia Wings – 6th)
Garrett Billings (Toronto Rock – 2nd)
Kevin Crowley (Philadelphia Wings – 1st)
Josh Sanderson (Toronto Rock – 7th)
Colin Doyle (Toronto Rock – 10th)
Johnny Powless (Rochester Knighthawks – 1st)
Starter: Brodie Merrill (Philadelphia Wings – 6th)
Max Seibald – (Philadelphia Wings – 2nd)
Starter: Billy Dee Smith (Buffalo Bandits – 1st)
Starter: Pat McCready (Rochester Knighthawks – 3rd)
Chris White (Buffalo Bandits – 4th)
Sandy Chapman (Toronto Rock – 2nd)
Mike Kirk (Rochester Knighthawks – 1st)
Starter: Mike Thompson (Buffalo Bandits – 1st)
Matt Roik (Toronto Rock – 2nd)