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SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has named 23 players and seven alternates to the roster for the U.S. men’s team that will compete in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Langley, British Columbia from Sept. 19-28, 2019.
“I want to thank all of the players that have participated in our events over the last two and a half years,” said head coach Regy Thorpe. “We had great enthusiasm throughout the process and for the last few spots we had some really tough decisions. At the end of the day, it come down to what we were looking for and who we thought could fill those roles the best.”
The U.S. has captured the bronze medal at each of the four previous World Indoor Lacrosse Championships — 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.
Thorpe was the captain of the 2007 team and says that this year’s U.S. team will have more players with professional box experience than any other previous U.S. team. Sixteen of the 23 players competed during the 2018-19 National Lacrosse League season.
Three U.S. players received postseason awards from the NLL. John Ranagan, since selected by New York in the NLL Expansion Draft, was named the Teammate of the Year while playing with Georgia. Philadelphia’s Trevor Baptiste and Matt Rambo were named to the All-Rookie team. Additionally, Toronto’s Tom Schrieber was tied for seventh in the league in scoring with 94 points and New England’s Greg Downing was seventh in caused turnovers with 26.
Downing, Brett Manney, David Mather, Chris O’Dougherty, Joe Resetarits, Blaze Riorden and Joel White were all members of the 2015 U.S. indoor team.
Thorpe and his staff named seven alternates due to potential conflicts with outdoor professional lacrosse league schedules that may necessitate final roster movement. The U.S. team opens its schedule on Sept. 19 against Canada and has pool play games against Israel on Sept. 20 and the Iroquois Nationals on Sept. 21. The Premier Lacrosse League has its championship game on Sept. 21 and six Major League Lacrosse teams will be playing that weekend.
Gowah Abrams – Goalie – Philadelphia Wings
Trevor Baptiste – Transition – Philadelphia Wings
Connor Buczek – Transition
Greg Downing – Transition – New England Blackwolves
Matt Dunn – Defense – Georgia Swarm
Tim Edwards – Transition – Colorado Mammoth
Anthony Kelly - Transition
Connor Kelly – Forward – New York Riptide
Jacob Lazore – Goalie
Brett Manney – Defense – New England Blackwolves
David Mather – Goalie
Kieran McArdle – Forward – New York Riptide
Ethan O’Connor – Defense – Buffalo Bandits
Chris O’Dougherty – Defense – Vancouver Warriors
Cody Radziewicz – Transition
Matt Rambo – Forward – Philadelphia Wings
John Ranagan – Defense – New York Riptide
Joe Resetarits – Forward – New England Blackwolves
Blaze Riorden – Forward – Philadelphia Wings
Tom Schrieber – Forward – Toronto Rock
Taylor Stuart – Transition – Colorado Mammoth
Gale Thorpe – Forward
Joel White - Transition
Brent Adams – Transition – Colorado Mammoth
Kevin Buchanan – Forward – New England Blackwolves
David Emala – Forward – New England Blackwolves
Eli Gobrecht – Defense
Marcus Holman – Forward
Nick Mariano – Forward
Adam Osika – Transition – Philadelphia Wings