Of the 39 invitees, 36 will compete for a spot of the final 22-man roster, while three players were named as alternates.
The Pacific-10 Conference had a total of eight student-athletes selected to the trials roster, while both Oregon and Cal State Fullerton led the way with three selections apiece from the respective programs.
Boer finished his sophomore season on the mound for the Ducks with a 3-1 record, 2.44 ERA and staff-high five saves while tossing a total of 51 and 2/3 innings in 23 appearances and four starts. Late in the season, the right-hander made the move to Oregon’s go-to closer. The Eden Prairie, Minn., native recorded five saves in the Ducks’ final five wins of 2010, including two saves at the Norwich Regional.
In his final five appearances on the mound in save situations, Boer posted a 1.29 ERA in seven innings of work while completing all five saves. He dealt six strikeouts and walked no one, while allowing just one earned run to cross the plate and leaving all five of his inherited runners stranded.
Boer appeared to get stronger as the season came to a close. In his final 11 appearances (one start) on the mound, Boer was 1-0 with a 0.95 ERA. He tossed a total of 19 innings, surrendering just two earned runs while striking out 17 and issuing only three walks.
Following the trials and training period in Cary, the U.S. will play a five-game series against Korea before squaring off against a Japanese Collegiate All-Star Team in a one-game, international friendship competition in Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium on July 21.
From there, the team will travel to Taipei, Taiwan for a four-game series against Chinese Taipei at Tien-Mu Stadium beginning July 25.
Team USA will close its summer season at the FISU World University Championships in Tokyo, Japan, from July 30-Aug. 7. The U.S. has won the last three FISU Worlds (2004, '06, '08), while host nation Japan will be looking for its first title.