Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/14/17
From US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse has announced the addition of 12 college players, and one additional goalie, to the pool of candidates trying out for the 2018 U.S. men’s national team. The tryouts will be held July 10-12 at the new U.S. national teams training center at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
“Initially, a group of 60 players were identified and selected from a large application pool,” said Kevin Ankrom, director of high performance for US Lacrosse. “After the completion of the 2017 college season, there was an opportunity to identify some additional collegiate athletes to invite to our player pool. I believe that we have added a number of outstanding players to our pool to give them a look and experience of a U.S. team tryout. This opportunity also gives us a mechanism to establish and identify our high performance athlete pathway, which will tie into our high performance strategy for the national team program moving forward.”
Following the initial round of tryouts, U.S. head coach John Danowski and his staff will follow up with additional tryouts and training weekends at US Lacrosse on the weekends of Sept. 1-4 and Oct. 6-9 in preparation for next summer’s Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship. 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) and SISU (mouthguards). In addition to these partners, Greenfields, MedStar Health, Nationwide, Sports Force Parks and SweatX 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 and YouTube.
The additional players invited to the tryout pool are listed below:
Connor Cannizzaro – Attack – Denver ‘17
Garrett Epple – Defense – Notre Dame ‘17
Scott Firman – Defense – Syracuse ‘17
Jake Froccaro – Attack/Midfield – Villanova ‘17
Adam Ghitelman – Goalie – Virginia ‘11
Connor Kelly – Midfield – Maryland ‘18
Larken Kemp – LSM – Brown ‘17
Nick Mariano – Midfield – Syracuse ‘17
Dylan Molloy – Attack – Brown ‘17
Tim Muller – Defense – Maryland ‘17
Matt Rambo (La Salle, Duke’s LC) – Attack – Maryland ‘17
Ben Reeves – Attack – Yale ‘18
Sergio Salcido – Midfield – Syracuse ‘17