USA Lacrosse Names Final Roster for U21 Men's World Championship

PHOTO BY JOE MAIORANA

Jackson Bonitz leads the U.S. U21 team out onto the field prior to a scrimmage game against North Carolina earlier this month.


SPARKS, Md. — United States head coach Nick Myers and his staff have named the final 23-player roster that will represent the country in the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship, which will take place Aug. 10-20, 2022 in Limerick, Ireland.

Much has changed since tryouts were held for the team in the summer of 2019. The championship, originally a U19 event scheduled for 2020, has been postponed twice due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. World Lacrosse has since increased the age grouping to U20 permanently with a one-year exception to U21 for the 2022 championship due to the postponements.

The U.S. had 30 players attend a training weekend in Columbus, Ohio from Nov. 5-7 where it faced competition against North Carolina and Ohio State before making its final roster decisions.

“This national team process has been like no other,” said Myers, who guided the 2016 U.S. U19 team to a gold medal. “We are grateful for the opportunity we had to compete against outside competition. It had been almost two years since we saw another colored jersey. It was a great step in our team building process. We feel strongly about the pool of men that have been in this USA process in different ways for the past three years. More than just these 23 men have made this team what it is today, and we will be playing for them as well as many others next summer.”

The U.S. has won all eight previous men’s championships at the U19 age grouping, winning in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012 and 2016. The 2016 championship saw the U.S. rally from an 8-2 halftime deficit against rival Canada, winning 13-12 on Ryan Conrad’s last-second goal in the gold medal game.

The final 23 players represent 14 different colleges and come from high schools in 10 different states. The next event for the team will be training weekend at USA Lacrosse headquarters in June.







2022 U.S. MEN'S U21 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 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

MICDS (Mo.)

2019

Georgetown

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

Quentin Matsui

D

Eden Prairie (Minn.)

2019

Virginia

Jack Monfort

M

Syosset (N.Y.)

2019

Yale

Jake Naso

FO

St. Anthony's (N.Y.)

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

The U.S. Men’s National Team trains and plays using best-in-class products from Nike Lacrosse (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, National Center for Safety Initiatives 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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