US Lacrosse Names 2018 U.S. Men’s Training Team

SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has announced 49 players named to the training team that will prepare to compete in the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship. The selections were made following tryouts July 10-12 at US Lacrosse headquarters.

“I am really grateful for the opportunity and really grateful to these men,” said U.S. team head coach John Danowski. “It was beyond what my expectations were in terms of their effort, their energy, their collaborativeness, cheering for one another. It’s really hard to do. There’s a part of you that says, ‘Man, I want that guy to fail’ because it’s a tryout. These guys weren’t like that. You didn’t see any of that. It was truly an inspiring experience for me.“

The team will return to US Lacrosse for a training weekend over Labor Day Weekend in early September and then have two more competitions leading up the world championship. The Team USA Fall Classic will be held at US Lacrosse on the weekend of Oct. 6-9 and the team will play in the Team USA Spring Premiere in Florida in early January.

The FIL Men’s World Championship will be held in Netanya, Israel from July 12-21, 2018.

Since 1967, the U.S. has won gold or silver medal at every men’s international world championship in field lacrosse. The U.S. won gold in 1967, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010. The U.S. finished as the runner-up to Canada in 1978, 2006 and 2014.

The U.S. men’s national team trains and plays using best-in class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), Cascade (helmets), STX (equipment), Warrior (equipment), SISU Guard (mouthguards) DJO Global and MotivePure. Team training is also aided by products from NormaTec Recovery and Athletic Republic. In addition to these partners, MedStar Sports Medicine, Greenfields, Nationwide, Sports Force Parks and SweatX are official sponsors of Team USA.

For more information on the U.S. men’s national team, visit teamusa.uslacrosse.org. Follow the team on social media @uslacrosse and use #USAMLAX on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and and YouTube.

The 2018 U.S. Men’s Training Team:

Name – Position – MLL Team – College

Matt Abbott – M – Chesapeake – Syracuse ‘09
Drew Adams – G New York – Penn State ‘09
Trevor Baptiste – FO – None – Denver ‘18
Jake Bernhardt – SSDM – Ohio – Maryland ‘12
Jesse Bernhardt – D Chesapeake – Maryland ‘13
Ryan Brown – A – Charlotte – Johns Hopkins ‘16
Connor Buczek – M – Florida – Cornell ‘15
Liam Byrnes – LSM – Florida – Marquette ‘15
Mike Chanenchuk – M – Charlotte – Maryland ‘14
CJ Costabile – LSM – Chesapeake – Duke ‘12
Ned Crotty – A – Rochester – Duke ‘10
Matt Danowski – A – Chesapeake – Duke ‘07
Steve DeNapoli – SSDM – New York – Hofstra ‘11
Tucker Durkin – D – Florida – Johns Hopkins ‘13
Michael Ehrhardt – LSM – Charlotte – Maryland ‘14
Michael Evans – D – Chesapeake – Johns Hopkins ‘09
Joe Fletcher – D – New York – Loyola ‘14
Brendan Fowler – FO- Charlotte – Duke ‘14
Jake Froccaro – M – Chesapeake – Villanova ‘17
John Galloway – G – Rochester – Syracuse ‘11
B.J. Grill – D – Denver – Marquette ‘16
Greg Gurenlian – FO – New York – Penn State ‘06
Kyle Hartzell – LSM – New York – Salisbury ‘08
John Haus – M – Charlotte – Maryland ‘13
Will Haus – SSDM – Charlotte – Duke ‘15
Marcus Holman – A – Ohio – North Carolina ‘13
Myles Jones – M – Chesapeake – Duke ‘16
Matt Kavanagh – A – Denver – Notre Dame ‘16
Connor Kelly – M – None – Maryland ‘18
Tom Kelly – FO – Denver – Virginia
Jack Kelly – G – Denver – Brown ‘16
Michael Manley – D – Rochester – Duke ‘12
Will Manny – A – New York – Massachusetts ‘13
JoJo Marasco – M – New York – Syracuse ‘13
Dylan Molloy – A – Florida – Brown ‘17
Tim Muller – D – Florida – Maryland ‘17
Joe Nardella – FO – Boston – Rutgers ‘15
Rob Pannell – A – New York – Cornell ‘13
Brian Phipps – G – Chesapeake – Maryland ‘10
Paul Rabil – M – New York – Hopkins ‘08
Scott Ratliff – LSM – Atlanta – Loyola ‘13
Ben Reeves – A – None – Yale ‘18
Jacob Richard – SSDM – New York – Marquette ‘16
Tom Schreiber – M – Ohio – Princeton ‘14
Drew Snider – M – Denver – Maryland ‘12
Kevin Unterstein – SSDM – New York – Hofstra ‘08
Joe Walters – M – New York – Maryland ‘06
Joel White – LSM – Rochester – Syracuse ‘11
Jordan Wolf – A – Rochester – Duke ‘14