Sept. 30, 2013
OTTAWA, Ontario - Recent Loyola University Maryland graduate Reid Acton '13 was one of 51 players named to the Canadian National Men's Field Lacrosse Training Roster and will vie for a spot to represent his country at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships next July in Denver.
Acton and his teammates will compete in a training came October 11-14, at Canisius College in Buffalo.
The two-time All-American defender at Loyola was recently selected in the third round of the National Lacrosse League draft by the Minnesota Swarm. He completed his first season of competition in Major League Lacrosse in August where he played for the Hamilton Nationals.
Acton was a three-year starter on defense for the Greyhounds, playing in 53 games over four seasons. He helped the Greyhounds win 46 games, advance to three NCAA Tournaments and win the 2012 NCAA Championship. The Toronto native tallied 85 ground balls and 53 caused turnovers, to go with two goals and an assist.
He is one of two Loyola's starting defenders from the past two seasons to be on a training roster for the FIL Championships. Current senior Joe Fletcher is one of 52 players - and the only collegiate player - who will vie for a spot on the United States National Team.