June 13, 2012
BOSTON, Mass. – Former Notre Dame men’s lacrosse All-American and current Hamilton National standout David Earl has been named a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Star. The 2012 MLL All-Star Game Presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill will be held June 30 at FAU Stadium in Palm Beach County, Fla. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 HD at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
For the first time in league history, MLL allowed fans to vote for their favorite players, which counted for one third of the overall voting process. The game will feature a Young Guns vs. Old School format. Players who joined the league between 2001 and 2008 will compete for the Old School team while players who joined between 2009 and 2012 will compete for the Young Guns. Earl will play for the Young Guns squad.
Steve Duffy of the Boston Cannons will serve as the head coach of the Young Guns while Ted Garber, who was a coach in the MLL Summer Showcase during the league’s inaugural year, will coach the Old School team.
Earl, a 2011 Notre Dame graduate, is in his second season with the Nationals. He has seven goals and three assists in three games played this season. Earl recorded 20 goals and four assists during his rookie campaign. The Nationals were the 2011 MLL runner-up.
Earl played in 62 contests with the Fighting Irish, totaling 73 points on 51 goals and 22 assists. He was a two-time All-America honoree, including a first-team selection during his senior season. Earl also was named the 2011 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year.