After a three-day tryout that hosted 105 players at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD, US Lacrosse announced on Thursday the 50 players who will be invited to training camp with the 2016 U.S. Men’s National U-19 Team.
The player selection committee was comprised of the U.S. U19 coaching staff, five elite high school coaches from around the country and the US Lacrosse Men’s National Team Subcommittee Chair. Additionally, four other top high school coaches were brought in as sideline coaches and assisted in player evaluation.
These 50 players will reconvene for a second training camp August 7-9 at Johns Hopkins University. The weekend will then conclude with a Team USA Blue-White exhibition game at Homewood Field, Sunday, August 9 at 1 p.m.
Ultimately, 23 players will be named to the final roster for the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U-19 World Championship, July 7-16, 2016, in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
In February, US Lacrosse named Ohio State head coach Nick Myers to the same position with the young squad. Alongside him are assistant coaches, Patrick Myers (UPENN), Chuck Ruebling (Delbarton School) and Peter Toner (Penn State).
“Expectations are high for this team, and the men certainly rose to the occasion over the past three days,” said head coach Nick Myers. “We got an incredible effort from all those involved at camp. We feel strongly that we laid the foundation for our team moving forward. We are grateful for the amazing support we received and excited to get back at it in August.”
Team USA – 2016 U-19 Men’s Lacrosse Roster:
Grant Ament, Haverford (PA) 2015, Penn State
Jared Bernhardt, Lake Brantley (FL) 2016, Maryland
Alex Concannon, Syosset (NY) 2015, Johns Hopkins
Tyler Dunn, Manhasset (NY) 2015, Penn
Henry Grass, Bronxville (NY) 2015, Johns Hopkins
Timothy Kelly, Calvert Hall (MD) 2015, North Carolina
Timothy Monahan, Gonzaga (MD) 2015, Maryland
Macaire O’Keefe, Syosset (NY) 2016, Penn State
Alexander Roesner, Loyola Blakefield (MD) 2015, Penn
Michael Sowers, Upper Dublin (PA) 2016, Princeton
Cole Williams, Loyola Blakefield (MD) 2016, Johns Hopkins
Dox Aitken, Haverford (PA) 2016, Virginia
Ryan Conrad, Loyola Blakefield (MD) 2015, Virginia
Bryan Costabile, Mount St. Joseph (MD) 2016, Notre Dame
Kevin Hill, Webster Thomas (NY) 2015, Penn State
Jack Jasinski, Oak Mountain (AL) 2015, Ohio State
Joseph Licciardi, St Anthony’s (NY) 2015, Penn
Edward Maloney, Lawrenceville (NJ) 2016, Virginia
Patrick McCormick, Hicksville (NY) 2014, North Carolina*
Matthew Moore, Garnett Valley (PA) 2017, Virginia
Bradley Smith, Mountain Lakes (NJ) 2015, Duke
Drew Supinski, Haverford (PA) 2015, Johns Hopkins
Jack Tigh, Chaminade (NY) 2015, Yale
Brandon Barker, Pittsford (NY) 2015, Ohio State
John Daniggelis, Smithtown East (NY) 2015, Yale
Terry Lindsay, Georgetown Prep (MD) 2016, Duke
Alex McGovern, St Paul’s (MD) 2015, North Carolina
Kevin Quigley, Ridge (NJ) 2016, Duke
Blake Carrara, Riverhead (NY) 2016, Maryland
Jared Conners, Pittsford Sutherland (NY) 2016, Virginia
Kane Randolph, St. Mary’s Annapolis (MD) 2016, Penn State
Thomas Wright, Garden City (NY) 2015, Penn State
Matthew Borges, Garden City (NY) 2015, Ohio State
Eddie Bouhall, Lynbrook (NY) 2015, Lehigh
Owen Colwell, Westfield (NJ) 2016, Johns Hopkins
Hugh Crance, Corona Del Mar (CA) 2015, Notre Dame
Patrick Foley, St. John’s Prep (MA) 2015, Johns Hopkins
Dylan Johnson, Cherry Creek (COL) 2015, Denver
Noah Lejman, Haverford (PA) 2015, Penn
Jack Rapine, Upper Dublin (PA) 2016, Johns Hopkins
Jack Rowlett, Robinson (VA) 2015, North Carolina
Philip Goss, Deerfield Academy (MA) 2016, Brown
Ryan Kern, Salesianum (DE) 2015, Navy
Willie Klan, Penfield (NY) 2015, Ohio State
Jack Zullo, Chaminade (NY) 2016, Notre Dame
Gerard Arceri, Smithtown East (NY) 2016, Penn State
Christian Feliziani, Episcopal Academy (PA) 2016, Ohio State
Austin Henningsen, Northport (NY) 2015, Maryland
Charles Kelly, Malvern Prep (PA) 2015, North Carolina
James Sullivan, Garden City (NY) 2015, Harvard
* Current college player
In addition, US Lacrosse has named Anthony Cordani (Douglas, MA), Dan Dlugozima (Lutz, FL), Kevin Forester (Arnold, MD) and Randy Milou (Springfield, MA) as officials who will represent the United States at next year’s tournament.
J.T. Noll (Harrisburg, PA), Matthew Davis (Stevensville, MD), Marty Joyner (Woodbridge, VA), Josh Blaisdell (Fairfield, ME), and William Hardy (Tully, NY) were selected as alternates.
The U.S. Men’s U-19 team has amassed a 41-2 all-time record in international play, claiming gold in each of the seven U-19 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.
Team USA is on a quest for an eighth consecutive world title at the FIL World Championship.
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