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By Lane Errington | @Lane_Errington
BALTIMORE — Following a three-day training camp that culminated in Sunday’s Blue-White exhibition, US Lacrosse and head coach Nick Myers have announced the 30-man training roster for the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team.
The 30 players were selected from a pool of 51 athletes who attended training camp Aug. 7-9 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. The training pool was narrowed to 51 following a 105-player tryout June 29-July 1 at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md. The roster includes players from 10 states that have signed with or committed to 12 different universities.
Team USA will next convene for training camp Nov. 13-15 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Ultimately, 23 players will be named to the final roster for the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 World Championship, July 7-16, 2016, in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
“The coaching staff is extremely pleased with what we were able to accomplish in our second training camp with the men,” Myers said. “We are grateful for all that US Lacrosse did to make this an incredible experience for the all those involved and for the fans that came out Sunday to see a great game. The toughest part of this process so far has been making very challenging decisions with respect to our roster of players after each camp.
“Each one of these men is worthy, and what drove our process was selecting the right pieces for us to be successful next July. We want to congratulate the men who will be moving on and thank those of you that made it as far as this past weekend. The effort and buy-in we have received from the men in our first two camps was special. We are excited to get back together in November and for our first exhibition with The Hill Academy (Canada).”
The player selection committee was composed of the U.S. U19 coaching staff, the US Lacrosse Men’s National Team Subcommittee Chair and four top-level high school coaches who participated as field coaches throughout the weekend.
The 30-player training roster, by position with high school, high school graduation year and college commitment noted:
Grant Ament, Haverford (Pa.) 2015, Penn State
Tyler Dunn, Manhasset (N.Y.) 2015, Penn
Timmy Kelly, Calvert Hall (Md.) 2015, North Carolina
Mac O'Keefe, Syosset (N.Y.) 2016, Penn State
Alex Roesner, Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 2015, Penn
Michael Sowers, Upper Dublin (Pa.) 2016, Princeton
Dox Aitken, Haverford (Pa.) 2016, Virginia
Jared Bernhardt, Lake Brantley (Fla.) 2016, Maryland
Ryan Conrad, Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 2015, Virginia
Bryan Costabile, Mount St. Joseph (Md.) 2016, Notre Dame
Jack Jasinski, Oak Mountain (Ala.) 2015, Ohio State
Joe Licciardi, St Anthony's (N.Y.) 2015, Penn
Terry Lindsay, Georgetown Prep (Md.) 2016, Duke
Austin Sims, Fairfield Prep (Conn.) 2014, Princeton
Brad Smith, Mountain Lakes (N.J.) 2015, Duke
Drew Supinski, Haverford (Pa.) 2015, Johns Hopkins
Matthew Borges, Garden City (N.Y.) 2015, Ohio State
Jared Conners, Pittsford Sutherland (N.Y.) 2016, Virginia
Hugh Crance, Corona Del Mar (Calif.) 2015, Notre Dame
Patrick Foley, St. John's Prep (Mass.) 2015, Johns Hopkins
Noah Lejman, Haverford (Pa.) 2015, Penn
Jack Rowlett, Robinson (Va.) 2015, North Carolina
Thomas Wright, Garden City (N.Y.) 2015, Penn State
Philip Goss, Deerfield Academy (Mass.) 2016, Brown
Willie Klan, Penfield (N.Y.) 2015, Ohio State
Jack Pezzulla, Boys’ Latin (Md.) 2016, North Carolina
Gerard Arceri, Smithtown East (N.Y.) 2016, Penn State
Christian Feliziani, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 2016, Ohio State
Austin Henningsen, Northport (N.Y.) 2015, Maryland
James Sullivan, Garden City (N.Y.) 2015, Harvard
The U.S. Men’s U19 team has amassed a 41-2 all-time record in international play, claiming gold in each of the seven U19 World Championship events to date (1988, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2012). Team USA defeated Canada 10-8 in the gold medal game to capture the 2012 FIL World Championship in Turku, Finland.
The world champion U.S. Men’s National U19 Team trains and plays using best-in-class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), STX (equipment), and Cascade (helmets). Nationwide and Marriott International are official sponsors of Team USA.
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