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By Lane Errington | @Lane_Errington
BALTIMORE – Following a series of four training camps over eight months, US Lacrosse and head coach Nick Myers have announced the 25-man final roster for the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team that will travel to the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, July 7-16 in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
The 25 players were selected from a 30-man squad that attended Team USA training camps in November (Columbus, Ohio) and January (Bradenton, Fla.). The 30 players were originally narrowed from a pool of 51 athletes that attended an August training camp in Baltimore, Md., following a 105-player tryout in June, also in Baltimore. Two of the 25 will be named alternates in the lead-up to the World Championship, at which point 23 players will be eligible to compete for Team USA.
The 2016 U.S. men’s under-19 team will convene for training June 4-5 in the Baltimore area, followed by another training camp July 2-5 in Seattle before crossing the border for Canada and the FIL World Championship.
“This was certainly the most challenging part of the process so far,” said Team USA Head Coach Nick Myers. “We are very grateful for the effort that we received from all involved in the process. Calls were made this week and we have selected a special group of young men to represent Team USA this summer. I am certain they have an understanding of the responsibility and challenge that lies ahead of us. We are all looking forward to the opportunity that awaits us in Coquitlam this July.”
The 25-man roster, by position with high school, high school graduation year and college noted:
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 *
Tyler Dunn, Manhasset (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
Matt Borges, Garden City (N.Y.) 2015, Ohio State
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
Phil 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
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, GreenFields and Sweat X are official sponsors of Team USA.
For more information on the U.S. Men’s National Team, visit uslacrosse.org/teamusa. Follow the team on Facebook at fb.com/uslacrosse, on Twitter and Instagram at @uslacrosse and use #USAMLAX.
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