U.S. Men's U21 Invites 30 to Training Weekend at Ohio State

Defender Quentin Matsui, a junior at Virginia, is one of 30 players competing at this weekend's U21 training event in Columbus, Ohio.

SPARKS, Md. — The U.S. men’s U21 team is set to hold its second training camp of the year in preparation for next summer’s World Lacrosse U21 World Championship in Limerick, Ireland. The championship was originally scheduled for 2020, but was postponed twice due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Head coach Nick Myers will invite 30 players to a training camp at Ohio State this weekend where the U.S. team will hold practices, compete in a controlled practice with Ohio State and play a regulation international game against North Carolina.

“It’s been almost two years since we have gotten together and played outside competition,” said Myers, the head coach at Ohio State who also led the 2016 U.S. U19 team to a gold medal. “This national team experience and overall process has truly been like no other. We are very grateful for all those at USA Lacrosse and World Lacrosse for making this U21 championship possible. 

“This weekend will be critical in making final evaluations and building on what we have been able to establish at previous camps. We are excited about this 30-man training roster that will be coming to Columbus. We have included men from previous camps and our player pool. This will be a competitive group and provide the staff quality time with the men prior to making our decisions on the final 23 heading into next summer’s World Lacrosse Championships in Ireland.”

In addition to the 24 players on the current training team, the additional players invited to the camp include Kenny Brower (Duke), Greg Campisi (Harvard), Shane Knobloch (Rutgers), Peter Lehman (Lafayette), Charlie O’Connor (Duke) and Danny Parker (Virginia).

Here is the full list of players invited to the camp:

2022 U.S. Men's U21 Training Camp Roster

Name Pos High School HS Grad College
Michael Alexander D West Islip (N.Y.) 2019 Yale
Jackson Bonitz D McDonogh (Md.) 2020 Navy
Kenny Brower D Massapequa (N.Y.) 2019 Duke
Graham Bundy Jr. M MICS (Mo.) 2019 Georgetown
BJ Burlace D St. Mary's (Md.) 2019 Maryland
Connor Calderone FO Smithtown West (N.Y.) 2019 Boston U.
Greg Campisi LSM/D St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 2019 Harvard
Jake Caputo M Middle Creek (N.C.) 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
Cole Kirst A Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 2018 Lehigh
Shane Knobloch M Moorestown (N.J.) 2020 Rutgers
Peter Lehman A Council Rock North (Pa.) 2020 Lafayette
Quentin Matsui D Eden Prairie (Minn.) 2019 Virginia
Grant Mitchell M Calvert Hall (Md.) 2019 Duke
Connor Mitchell M Calvert Hall (Md.) 2019 Ohio State
Jack Monfort M Syosset (N.Y.) 2019 Yale
Jake Naso FO St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 2020 Duke
Charlie O'Connor M Paul VI 2020 Duke
Brennan O'Neill A St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 2020 Duke
Jared Paquette G West Islip (N.Y.) 2019 Yale
Danny Parker M St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 2019 Virginia
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

There is no live coverage of this weekend’s training camp, but additional coverage will be available on www.usalaxmagazine.com and the team’s social media channels (Instagram & Twitter).

The U.S. National Team trains and plays using best-in-class products from Nike (apparel and footwear), Game On Mouthguards, Gilman Gear (goals), Pearl Lacrosse (balls) and DJO (sports bracing) and best-in-class equipment from Maverik, Warrior and Cascade Lacrosse.

In addition to these partners, Hudl, MedStar Health and Stryker are official sponsors of the U.S. national team program. Team training is also aided by products from Athletic Republic.

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