SPARKS, Md. – US Lacrosse and U.S. men’s senior team head coach John Danowski today announced the U.S. men’s national team roster for its exhibition against the University of Notre Dame at the annual Team USA Spring Premiere in Bradenton, Fla. The game is set for 1 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 15 at IMG Academy.
The 30-player roster includes eight players from the 2014 U.S. men’s national team that earned silver at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Denver, Colo. Danowski will lead Team USA in its pursuit for a record 10th gold medal at the 2018 FIL World Championship in Manchester, England.
“This is our third event [since the coaching staff has been named],” said Danowski. “The first two events have far exceeded the coaching staff's expectations in terms of individual focus and the creation of team culture. With that being said, we will continue to look at additional players to assess their fit. We are not necessarily looking for the most skilled players because they are all skilled, but the right players to create the best team possible at this time.”
The Team USA roster by position follows, with MLL and college teams noted:
Ryan Brown, Charlotte Hounds, Johns Hopkins 2016
Ned Crotty, Rochester Rattlers, Duke 2010 *^
Matt Danowski, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Duke 2008
Matt Kavanagh, Denver Outlaws, Notre Dame 2016
Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine, North Carolina 2013 *
Rob Pannell, New York Lizards, Cornell 2013 *
Mike Chanenchuk, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland 2014
Kyle Harrison, Ohio Machine, Johns Hopkins 2005 *#
John Haus, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland 2013
Paul Rabil, New York Lizards, Johns Hopkins 2008 *^
Drew Snider, Denver Outlaws, Maryland 2012
Joe Walters, New York Lizards, Maryland 2006 #
Short-Stick Defensive Midfield
Dominique Alexander, Ohio Machine, Ohio State 2013
Jake Bernhardt, Ohio Machine, Maryland 2013
Josh Hawkins, Boston Cannons, Loyola 2013
Kevin Unterstein, New York Lizards, Hofstra 2008
Long-Stick Defensive Midfield
Matt Bocklet, Denver Outlaws, Johns Hopkins 2008
Joel White, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse 2011
Jesse Bernhardt, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Maryland 2013 *
Tucker Durkin, Florida Launch, Johns Hopkins 2013 *
Mike Ehrhardt, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland 2014
Joe Fletcher, New York Lizards, Loyola 2014
Kyle Hartzell, New York Lizards, Salisbury 2007 *
Michael Simon, Denver Outlaws, Stevenson 2009
Trevor Baptiste, Denver 2018
Brendan Fowler, Charlotte Hounds, Duke 2014
Joe Nardella, Boston Cannons, Rutgers 2015
John Galloway, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse 2011
Adam Ghitelman, Atlanta Blaze, Virginia 2011
Jack Kelly, Denver Outlaws, Brown 2016
* Member of 2014 U.S. men’s national team
^ Member of 2010 U.S. men’s national team
# Member of 2006 U.S. men’s national team
The Team USA Spring Premiere also includes three U.S. women’s national team exhibitions against the University of Florida (3 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 14) and the University of Notre Dame (10 a.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 15).
The U.S. men’s national team has amassed a 59-4 all-time record in international play, claiming gold at nine World Championships (1967, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010).
The world champion U.S. men’s national team trains and plays using best-in-class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), STX (equipment), Cascade (helmets), SISU Guard (mouthguards) and The Pearl by Guardian (game day balls). In addition to these partners, Greenfields, Nationwide, Sports Force Parks and Sweat X are official sponsors of Team USA.
For more information on the U.S. men’s national team, visit uslacrosse.org/teamusa. Follow the team on social media @USLacrosse and use #USAMLAX on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.
Total Lacrosse Magazine