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2006 World Championship Flashback: UVa v. UVa. Former University of Virginia standout Jay Jalbert shoots on former University of Virginia goalie Chris Sanderson. Sanderson took this round, making the save.

The 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships kick off in just a week in Manchester, England, as Team USA seeks redemption following a 15??10 loss to Canada in 2006 for their first silver medal in 28 years. Once again, a number of players participating in the Championships are from Charlottesville, or once called Charlottesville home.

For the US Team, UVa standout Kyle Dixon will see time as a midfielder. Dixon, who scored 55 goals and 57 assists at Virginia, is a three-time MLL All-Star, and currently plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks. This will be Dixon’s second time in international play, scoring 5 goals and 6 assists as he helped the US bring home the Gold in the 2003 U-19 championships.

All-World goalie Chris Sanderson, who saved 493 shots as Virginia’s keeper, returns for his fourth World Championship tournament as a player-coach for Canada. Chris’s road to Manchester is easily one of the most difficult of any player, as Sanderson has endured many rounds of brutal chemotherapy as he has battled back against brain cancer which was diagnosed in 2008.

New Zealand bolsters its defense for a third run at the World Championships with the addition of John Pritzlaff to the team. Pritzlaff played at Hampden-Sydney College and is a member of the Charlottesville Herd club team. He is one of the captains for the New Zealand team.

Poland moves on to the world stage as a lacrosse nation at the Manchester games. Charlottesville Herd member and Lynchburg College alum Chris Perzinski will help lead the Polish defense. Perzinski was named to the 2008 Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Conference team and is sure to be an impact player for Poland.

Once again, cville-lax.com will be covering the games, with scores, photos, interviews, and commentary. Additionally, cville-lax.com will be providing special web content for NBC-29 (WVIR-TV).

For a complete round-up of cville-lax.com’s coverage of the 2006 World Lacrosse Games, visit the World Championships archive.

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