Tryout Candidates Named for 2023 U.S. Men's Team

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER

Jesse Bernhardt is aiming to make his third U.S. men's senior team. He's one of 67 players that will be trying out out this week.


SPARKS, Md. — Four years ago this summer, the U.S. men’s team nipped Canada 9-8 on Tom Schreiber’s last-second goal in Netanya, Israel to win the 2018 men’s world championship. Since then, the U.S. men’s team has reconvened under head coach John Danowski for a handful of events, but the leadup to the next world championship was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, the preparation for the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship begins in earnest. Danowski and his staff will welcome 67 of the nation’s top men’s lacrosse players to USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., for the opening round of the tryout process this week from Tuesday through Thursday.

The list of invitees includes seven gold medalists from 2018 — Trevor Baptiste, Jesse Bernhardt, Michael Ehrhardt, Marcus Holman, Jack Kelly, Rob Pannell and Schreiber. Bernhardt, Holman and Pannell are bidding to make their third U.S. senior team.

The list of invites includes numerous other players with national team experience on the international level: Liam Byrnes (World Games Sixes, 2022), Ryan Conrad (U19, 2016 and World Games Sixes, 2022), Bryan Costabile (U19, 2016), Matthew Dunn (Box, 2019), Adam Ghitelman (U19, 2012 and World Games Sixes, 2022), Zach Goodrich (World Games Sixes, 2022), Justin Guterding (World Games Sixes, 2022), Connor Kelly (Box, 2019), Stephen Kelly (U19, 2012), Connor Kirst (World Games Sixes, 2022), Mac O’Keefe (U19, 2016), Matt Rambo (Box, 2019), Blaze Riorden (Box, 2019), Jack Rowlett (U19, 2016), Brad Smith (U19, 2016 and World Games Sixes, 2022) and Michael Sowers (U19, 2016 and World Games Sixes, 2022).

Following the tryout, an initial training roster of approximately 46 players will be named to participant in upcoming team activities this fall.

The 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship will be held from June 21 through July 1, 2023 in San Diego on the campuses of San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. A total of 30 nations are expected to compete as the U.S. looks to win its record 11th championship since the event was first held in 1967. Canada is the only other country to have won the quadrennial event, winning in 1978, 2006 and 2014. No team has repeated as champion since the U.S. won six straight championships from 1982 through 2002.

Here’s the full list of U.S. team players invited to the opening tryout:







Name

Pos

College

Pro Team(s)

Dominique Alexander

M

Ohio State '13

Archers

Trevor Baptiste

FO

Denver '18

Atlas/Philadelphia

Jesse Bernhardt

D

Maryland '13

Chrome

Charlie Bertrand

M

Merrimack '20/Virginia (Gr.)

Redwoods

Will Bowen

D

North Carolina '21/Georgetown (Gr.)

 

Liam Byrnes

D

Marquette '16

Waterdogs/Panther City

Jack Concannon

G

Hofstra '18

Atlas

Jared Conners

LSM

Virginia '21

Archers

Ryan Conrad

M

Virginia '19

Waterdogs

Bryan Costabile

M

Notre Dame '20

Atlas

John Crawley

M

Johs Hopkins '17

Atlas

Peter Dearth

M

Syracuse '21

Atlas

Romar Dennis

M

Loyola '17

Atlas

Matthew Dunn

D

Maryland '16

Whipsnakes

Michael Ehrhardt

LSM

Maryland '14

Whipsnakes

Garrett Epple

D

Notre Dame '17

Redwoods

Ryder Garnsey

A

Notre Dame '19

Redwoods

Adam Ghitelman

G

Virginia '11

Archers

JT Giles-Harris

D

Duke '21

Chrome

Eddy Glazener

D

Notre Dame '16

Redwoods

Mark Glicini

M

Yale '16

Chaos/San Diego

Eli Gobrecht

D

Ithaca '16

Waterdogs/San Diego

Zach Goodrich

M

Towson '19

Cannons

Justin Guterding

A

Duke '18

Whipsnakes

Sam Handley

M

Penn '22

 

Colin Heacock

M

Maryland '17

Chrome

Jules Heningburg

M

Rutgers '18

Redwoods

Marcus Holman

A

North Carolina '13

Archers

TD Ierlan

FO

Yale '20/Denver (Gr.)

Redwoods

Myles Jones

M

Duke '16

Redwoods

Connor Kelly

M

Maryland '18

Waterdogs

Jack Kelly

G

Brown '16

Redwoods

Stephen Kelly

FO

North Carolina '17

Cannons

Jack Kielty

D

Notre Dame '21

Cannons

Connor Kirst

M

Villanova '20/Rutgers (Gr.)

Whipsnakes/Georgia

Danny Logan

M

Denver '21

Atlas

Brett Makar

D

Maryland '22

 

Will Manny

A

Massachusetts '13

Archers

Tim Muller

D

Maryland '17

Whipsnakes

Joseph Nardella

FO

Rutgers '15

Whipsnakes/Albany

Jack Near

M

Notre Dame '15

Redwoods

Jarrod Neumann

D

Providence '17

Chaos

Brendan Nichtern

A

Army '22

Chrome

Asher Nolting

A

High Point '22

Cannons

Mac O'Keefe

A

Penn State '21

Chaos

Rob Pannell

A

Cornell '13

Redwoods

Brian Phipps

G

Maryland '10

Whipsnakes

Matt Rambo

A

Maryland '17

Whipsnakes/Philadelphia

Ben Randall

D

Ohio State '18

Waterdogs

Patrick Resch

M

Dartmouth '15

Chaos

Michael Rexrode

D

Rutgers '18

Atlas

Troy Reh

LSM

Albany '18

Chaos

Payton Rezanka

M

Loyola '22

 

Jacob Richard

M

Marquette '16

Atlas

Blaze Riorden

G

Albany '16

Chaos/Philadelphia

Kevin Rogers

M

Lynchburg '20/High Point (Gr.)

Chrome

Jack Rowlett

D

North Carolina '19

Chaos

Mikie Schlosser

M

Michigan '17

Waterdogs

Tom Schreiber

M

Princeton '14

Archers/Toronto

Connor Shellenberger

A

Virginia '24

 

Michael Sisselberger

FO

Lehigh '22

 

Brad Smith

M

Duke '19

Whipsnakes/Albany

Michael Sowers

A

Princeton '20/Duke (Gr.)

Waterdogs

Ryan Terefenko

M

Ohio State '21

Chrome/Halifax

Tim Troutner

G

High Point '19

Redwoods

Cade van Raaphorst

D

Duke '19

Atlas

Logan Wisnauskas

A

Maryland '22

Chrome

 

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