Hempstead, NY – In an announcement by USA Lacrosse this afternoon, current professional lacrosse player and former Hofstra men’s lacrosse star Ryan Tierney has been named as one of 23 men’s lacrosse players chosen to participate in the latest World Lacrosse Sixes evaluation camp from August 2-4 during the Lake Placed Summit Classic in Lake Placid, New York.
Sixes is a new discipline of lacrosse that will be utilized for The World Games, a multi-sport, Olympic-style event held in Birmingham, Alabama in July 2022. This camp is the second of three events hosted by USA Lacrosse prior for naming a team for The World Games. Tierney was named to the first camp held earlier this month at USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Maryland. A third event is planned for October at USA Lacrosse headquarters.
Tierney, who graduated from Hofstra University in 2021, was a five-year member of the men’s lacrosse program and concluded his illustrious career as one of the top players in the history of Hofstra men’s lacrosse. The Massapequa, New York native became the program’s all-time leader for points and goals scored in a career with 251 and 164, respectively. Tierney eclipsed the goals record originally set by Tom Kessler (1999-01) before overtaking Jerry Simandl (1952-55) for the school’s points record. He also became the Colonial Athletic Association record-holder for goals and points in a career, passing Curtis Dickson of Delaware (2007-10).
The high-scoring attackman finished his electrifying career with 65 points in 2021 with 43 goals and 22 assists, in addition to 27 ground balls and seven caused turnovers as he helped the Pride to an appearance in the CAA Championship Game. For his terrific senior season, he received All-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (Second Team), Inside Lacrosse (Third Team), and USA Lacrosse Magazine (Third Team), and he was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Year.
Tierney is currently playing in his first season of professional lacrosse with Whipsnakes LC of the Premier Lacrosse League after being drafted in the second round of the 2021 PLL College Entry Draft. He has played in five games and has recorded one assist and five ground balls.