Jordan Houtby to join Team Canada for Duel in Denver

Sources indicate to GLS that Detroit long-stick midfielder Jordan Houtby will play for Team Canada in the Duel in Denver exhibition contest against the United States September 8.

Houtby played in all 15 games for the Titans as a junior this spring, leading the team with 39 caused turnovers and 66 ground balls. He also scored one goal on seven shots and recorded one assist. For his efforts, Houtby earned MAAC Long-Stick Midfielder of the Year honors.

Thus far, the Canadian Lacrosse Association has announced five other members of the team:

  • Attackman John Grant, Jr. – Delaware alumnus whose senior season points total of 110 is the second-most productive single season in NCAA history. He plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of the MLL and the Colorado Mammoth of the NLL.
  • Attackman Mark Matthews – Recent alumnus of Denver who notched 64 points in his senior year. He plays in the MLL for the Denver Outlaws.
  • Attack Jordan McBride – A 2011 graduate of Stony Brook, he produced 209 total points in his college career. He is Matthews’ teammate with the Denver Outlaws.
  • Defenseman Brodie Merrill – A 2005 Georgetown graduate, he was named the NCAA’s best defender as a senior. He plays with the Hamilton Nationals in the NLL, and is the head lacrosse coach at The Hill Academy in Ontario.
  • Midfielder Jeremy Noble – A rising junior at Denver, Noble was a third-team USILA All-American in 2012. He recorded 57 points for the Pioneers as a sophomore, and also picked up 54 ground balls.

Houtby’s selection to the team is obviously a great honor, especially considering some of the other players he’ll suit up alongside. Houtby has distinguished himself as one of the most dangerous defensive players in the MAAC, and has a chance to earn national recognition with a better team result during his final campaign as a Titan.

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