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SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has announced that 32 players have been named to the 2020 U.S. Men’s U19 Training Team.
Head coach Nick Myers and his staff made the selections following a three-day tryout weekend involving 50 players that concluded at US Lacrosse headquarters on Sunday.
“It was an incredible three days, more than we could have asked for as coaches,” said Myers, the head coach at Ohio State who also led the 2016 U.S. U19 team to a gold medal at the last world championship. “The men gave an outstanding effort and they all really helped cement the foundation of this team. We, as staff, are grateful for how open the men were to being coached and challenged to chase Team USA standards.
“The process of narrowing the roster gets tougher and tougher every time we get together. We impressed upon the men that this 50 would truly play a big role in developing our team identity and they most certainly did. We feel strongly that the training roster selected is a talented group of men that understand the mission and appreciate the work that lies ahead. We are excited to get back after in in November and take on our first outside competition.”
A total of 104 players attended the initial tryout for the team in June and 50 players were invited to the most recent round of tryouts. The roster will eventually be pared to 23, the maximum number allowed for international competition under World Lacrosse rules.
The training team will hold a camp at Ohio State in November for its final event in 2019. There will be additional training camps in 2020 leading up to the World Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship from July 9-18 in Limerick, Ireland.
The 32 players on the training team come from high schools in 12 different states and represent 16 different college programs (enrollment and verbal commitments).
The United States is the only nation to have won the World Lacrosse Men’s U19 Championship, having rallied to beat Canada 13-12 in 2016 on Ryan Conrad’s game-winning goal with just eight seconds remaining. That was the eighth straight world championship for the U.S., which also won gold medals in 1988, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2008 and 2012.
The U.S. men’s national team trains and plays using best-in-class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), Cascade (helmets), Warrior (equipment), SISU Guard (mouthguards), The Pearl by Guardian (balls) and DJO (sports braces).
In addition to these partners, Greenfields, Krossover, MedStar Sports Medicine and Sports Performance Tracking are officials sponsors of Team USA. Team training is also aided by products from Motive Pure, NormaTec Recovery and Athletic Republic.
2020 U.S. Men's U19 Training Team
|Name||Pos||High School||HS Grad||College Commitment|
|Michael Alexander||D||West Islip (N.Y.)||2019||Yale|
|Emmett Barger||M||St. Anne's Belfield (Va.)||2019||Notre Dame|
|Edward Sutton Boland||D||Victor (N.Y.)||2019||Penn State|
|Jackson Bonitz||D||McDonogh (Md.)||2020||Navy|
|Graham Bundy Jr.||M||MICS (Mo.)||2019||Georgetown|
|BJ Burlace||D||St. Mary's (Md.)||2019||Yale|
|Connor Calderone||FO||Smithtown West (N.Y.)||2019||Maryland|
|Gregory Campisi||D||St. Anthony's (N.Y.)||2019||Harvard|
|Jake Caputo||M||Middle Creek (N.C.)||2019||Duke|
|Connor Drake||M||Salisbury School (Conn.)||2019||Duke|
|Liam Entenmann||G||Chaminade (N.Y.)||2019||Notre Dame|
|Brendan Grimes||M||Boys' Latin (Md.)||2020||Johns Hopkins|
|Patrick Hackler||M||Skaneateles (N.Y.)||2019||Yale|
|Cole Herbert||M||Calvert Hall (Md.)||2020||North Carolina|
|Patrick Kavanagh||A||Chaminade (N.Y.)||2019||Notre Dame|
|Daniel Kelly||A||Calvert Hall (Md.)||2020||North Carolina|
|Cole Kirst||A||Seton Hall Prep (N.J.)||2018||Lehigh|
|Cole Krauss||D||Delbarton (N.J.)||2020||Duke|
|Quentin Matsui||D||Eden Prairie (Minn.)||2019||Virginia|
|Grant Mitchell||M||Calvert Hall (Md.)||2019||Ohio State|
|Connor Mitchell||M||Calvert Hall (Md.)||2019||Ohio State|
|Jack Monfort||M||Syosset (N.Y.)||2019||Yale|
|Owen Murphy||A||Avon Old Farms (Conn.)||2019||Johns Hopkins|
|Jake Naso||FO||St. Anthony's (N.Y.)||2020||Virginia|
|Brennan O'Neill||A||St. Anthony's (N.Y.)||2020||Duke|
|Jared Paquette||G||West Islip (N.Y.)||2019||Yale|
|Ryan Schriber||D||Wilton (Conn.)||2019||Michigan|
|Alex Slusher||A||Oregon Episcopal School (Ore.)||2019||Princeton|
|Jacob Snyder||D||Calvert Hall (Md.)||2019||Ohio State|
|Alec Stathakis||FO||Culver Military (Ind.)||2019||Denver|
|Lance Tillman||A||Valor Christian (Colo.)||2019||North Carolina|
|Christian Tomei||G||Oxbridge Academy (Fla.)||2019||Ohio State|