United States men's national lacrosse team

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United States
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Association US Lacrosse
Head coach John Danowski
World Championship
Appearances 12 (first in 1967)
Best result Champions (1967, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2018)
Team USA vs. MLL All-Stars in 2006.

The United States men's national lacrosse team has won ten of thirteen World Lacrosse Championships, the most recent being 2018. Team USA finished second in the other three field lacrosse tournaments, losing to Canada in 1978, 2006, and 2014.

The team is organized by US Lacrosse, the national governing body. The roster usually consists of professional lacrosse players who play in Major League Lacrosse.

2018 team[edit]

US Lacrosse announced the final 23-man roster for the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship on January 7, 2018.[1]

Number Name Position MLL Team College Graduation Year
9 Trevor Baptiste FO Boston Cannons University of Denver 2018
12 Jake Bernhardt SSDM Ohio Machine University of Maryland 2012
36 Jesse Bernhardt D Chesapeake Bayhawks University of Maryland 2015
4 Ryan Brown A Charlotte Hounds Johns Hopkins University 2016
22 Ned Crotty A/M Dallas Rattlers Duke University 2010
40 Matt Danowski A/M Chesapeake Bayhawks Duke University 2008
7 Steve DeNapoli SSDM New York Lizards Hofstra University 2011
51 Tucker Durkin D Florida Launch Johns Hopkins University 2013
28 Michael Ehrhardt LSM Charlotte Hounds University of Maryland 2014
17 Joe Fletcher D New York Lizards Loyola University Maryland 2014
15 John Galloway G Dallas Rattlers Syracuse University 2011
32 Greg Gurenlian FO New York Lizards Penn State University 2006
81 Kyle Hartzell LSM New York Lizards Salisbury University 2008
26 John Haus M Charlotte Hounds University of Maryland 2013
6 Will Haus M Charlotte Hounds Duke University 2015
1 Marcus Holman A Ohio Machine University of North Carolina 2013
91 Jack Kelly G Denver Outlaws Brown University 2016
3 Rob Pannell A New York Lizards Cornell University 2013
99 Paul Rabil M New York Lizards Johns Hopkins University 2008
13 Tom Schreiber M Ohio Machine Princeton University 2014
23 Drew Snider M Denver Outlaws University of Maryland 2012
33 Kevin Unterstein SSDM New York Lizards Hofstra University 2008
11 Joel White LSM Dallas Rattlers Syracuse University 2011
31 Jordan Wolf A Dallas Rattlers Duke University 2014

2014 team[edit]

US Lacrosse finalized its 23-man roster on June 30, 2014 by cutting eight players that were on the roster for the Team USA versus MLL All Star game on June 26, 2014.[2]

Starting attack[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters 2014 MLL team Note
Ned Crotty Duke 2010 2010 New York Won NCAA championship in 2010, 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy winner, 1st team All-American in 2009 and 2010
Brendan Mundorf UMBC 2006 2010 Chesapeake Played for Australia in the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship, 2012 MLL MVP
Rob Pannell Cornell 2013 New York Won Tewaaraton in 2013, will run attack from behind the cage[3]

Other attackmen[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters 2014 MLL team Note
Marcus Holman UNC 2013 Ohio 1st team All-American in 2013
Kevin Leveille Massachusetts 2003 Rochester His younger brother Mike Leveille (Syracuse 2008) was on the 2010 team, alternate on 2010 team
Garrett Thul Army 2013 Florida

Starting midfield[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters 2014 MLL team Note
Kevin Buchanan Ohio State 2008 Boston
Paul Rabil Johns Hopkins 2008 2010 Boston Won NCAA championship in 2005 and 2007; 1st team All-American in 2006, 2007 and 2008
Max Seibald Cornell 2009 2010 New York Won Tewaaraton in 2009

Other midfielders[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters 2014 MLL team Note
Matt Abbott Syracuse 2009 Chesapeake Won two NCAA championship (2008 and 2009), 1st team All-American in 2009, his father and grandfather played lax at Syracuse,[4] assistant coach with his brother Mike at Colgate,[4] second on USA team with four groundballs in win versus MLL All Starts in on June 26, 2014
Dan Burns Maryland 2011 Chesapeake Walk-on in college[3]
Kyle Harrison Johns Hopkins 2005 2006 Ohio Won NCAA championship in 2005, won Tewaaraton in 2005
David Lawson Duke 2013 Rochester Won NCAA championship in 2010 and 2013, 1st team All-American in 2013

Faceoff[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters 2014 MLL team Note
Chris Eck Colgate '08 Boston Graduated from Duke MBA in 2014, has job at Google,[5] won 60% of faceoffs in 2014 MLL season[6]
Greg Gurenlian Penn State '06 New York

Starting defense[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters 2014 MLL team Note
Tucker Durkin Johns Hopkins 2013 Chesapeake 1st team All-American in 2012 and 2013
Michael Evans Johns Hopkins 2009 Chesapeake Won NCAA championship in 2007, 1st team All-American in 2009
Lee Zink Maryland 2004 Denver Outlaws MLL Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013,[7] 1st team All-American in 2004, alternate on 2010 team

Other defensemen[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters 2014 MLL team Note
Mitch Belisle (D/LSM/SSDM) Cornell 2007 Boston 1st team All-American in 2007, plays with both a short- and long-stick in the MLL[3]
Jesse Bernhardt (D/LSM) Maryland 2013 Chesapeake 1st team All-American in 2013, led USA team with six groundballs versus MLL All Star team on June 26, 2014
Kyle Hartzell (D/LSM) Salisbury 2007 New York

Goalkeepers[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters 2014 MLL team Note
Drew Adams Penn State 2009 New York Played behind 2010 goalie Brian Dougherty as a rookie[8]
Jesse Schwartzman Johns Hopkins 2007 Denver Won NCAA championship in 2005 and 2007

2010 team[edit]

Attackmen[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters Note
Ryan Boyle Princeton 2004 2002, 2006 Played in 2014 MLL season with Boston. Withdrew from 2014 USA tryout pool.[9]
Ned Crotty Duke 2010
Mike Leveille Syracuse 2008 Sat out the 2011, 2012 and 2014 MLL seasons due to full-time job at NBC[10]
Brendan Mundorf UMBC 2008
Ryan Powell Syracuse 2000 2006 2010 US team captain, runs Rhino Lacrosse in Portland, Oregon
Drew Westervelt USMB 2008 In MLL All-Star game in 2014 versus the US national team, on practice roster for 2014 US team

Midfielders[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters Note
Kevin Cassese Duke 2003 2002, 2006 Lehigh lax coach, assistant coach of 2014 US nat'l team
Kyle Dixon Virginia 2006
Stephen Peyser Johns Hopkins 2008
Paul Rabil Johns Hopkins 2008
Chris Schiller Penn State 1999
Max Seibald Cornell 2009
Alex Smith Delaware 2007
Matt Striebel Princeton 2001 2002, 2006
Matt Zash Duke 2006

Defense[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters Note
Joe Cinosky Maryland 2009 Assistant lacrosse coach at Mount St. Mary's, volunteer assistant lax coach at Duke in 2013
DJ Driscoll Notre Dame 2006
Eric Martin Salisbury 2004
Ryan McClay Cornell 2003 2002
Shawn Nadelen Johns Hopkins 2001 Lax head coach at Towson
Kyle Sweeney (LSM) Georgetown 2003 2006 In MLL All-Star game in 2014 versus the US national team, on practice roster for 2014 US team

Goalkeepers[edit]

Name College Previous US rosters
Brian Dougherty Maryland 1996 1998
Adam Fullerton Army 2008

Four-time national team member[edit]

Player Position College US rosters
John DeTommaso Defense Johns Hopkins 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998
Vinnie Sombrotto Midfield Hofstra 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994

Three-time national team member[edit]

Players are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Player Position College US rosters
Ryan Boyle Attack Princeton 2002, 2006, 2010
Jim Burke Defense Cortland 1982, 1986, 1990
Kevin Cassese Midfield Duke 2002, 2006, 2010
Zack Colburn Defense Pennsylvania 1990, 1994, 1998
Ned Crotty Attack Duke 2010, 2014, 2018
Jim Darcangelo Midfield Towson 1978, 1982, 1986
Norm Engelke Midfield Cornell 1982, 1986, 1990
Sal LoCascio Goalie Massachusetts 1990, 1994, 1998
Larry Quinn Goalie Johns Hopkins 1986, 1990, 1994
Paul Rabil Midfield Johns Hopkins 2010, 2014, 2018
Matt Striebel Midfield Princeton 2002, 2006, 2010

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Lacrosse Announces Roster for FIL Men's World Championship". US Lacrosse. 2018-01-07. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  2. ^ "Team USA World Championships Roster Selected". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Team USA Rapid Reaction: Ultimate X-Factors". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b "American Hustle: Team USA's Matt Abbott". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Chris Eck Ready for Team USA Shot in Denver". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Boston Cannons - Major League Lacrosse - on Pointstreak Sports Technologies". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  7. ^ Lacrosse, Major League. "404 - Major League Lacrosse". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Team USA's Great Goalie Battle for '14". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Boyle Retires from Team USA with 'No Regrets'". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  10. ^ Lacrosse, Major League. "A Family Affair: The Leveille Brothers - Major League Lacrosse". Retrieved 9 December 2016.

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