Syracuse, N.Y. - A local lacrosse star has made the U.S. national team. 

Matt Abbott graduated from Nottingham High School and Syracuse University. Abbott was with the the Orange when they won back-to-back national championships in 2008 and 2009

Abbott plays midfield for the Chesapeake Bayhawks after being drafted as the 9th overall pick in 2009. 

The World Championships will be played July 10th and 11th in Colorodo

Here are some highlights from Abbott’s professional career with the Bayhawks

Here are some highlights from Syracuse’s comeback win in the 2009 Championship