June 4, 2015
WASHINGTON - All-American defensive end Alec May (Wrentham, Mass./King Phillip), was selected to the 2015 U.S. Men's National Football Team roster when it was announced by USA Football on Tuesday afternoon. May earned a spot on the 45-man roster that will compete in the fifth International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championships in Canton, Ohio from July 9-18.
May, who graduated from the College in May, joins a U.S. team attempting to capture its third consecutive gold medal. Current Hoya assistant coach Maurice Banks and former quarterback Matt Bassuener helped lead the U.S. to a gold medal in Vienna, Austria in 2011.
"It's a huge honor to be selected for the team and to represent the United States," May said. "I've been in contact with the coaches and I think we're going to have a great team. I'm excited to get to Ohio and get started working."
During his senior season, May set a single-season Georgetown program record and led the NCAA with 16.5 sacks. He also led all Division I FCS defensive linemen with 89 total tackles and his 142 tackle for loss yards was among the top totals in the nation. May became the 25th All-America selection in Georgetown football history, while also earning First Team All-ECAC and First Team All-Patriot League honors following his senior season. He was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, given to the Division I FCS Most Valuable Defensive Player, and the William V. Campbell Trophy considered the "Academic Heisman."
All IFAF World Championship games will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and available via live stream or ESPN3. Matchups are July 9, 12 and 15 with consolation games and the medal round on Saturday, July 18. Kickoffs are noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on July 9, 12, 15 and 18 to determine gold, silver and bronze medal winners. Learn more about the tournament, including ticket information, at http://ifafworldchampionship.org. USA Football is the sport's national governing body in the United States.