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Manney, Rambo on Team USA in World Indoor Championships; opener vs. Canada tonight in BC

Thursday, 19th September 2019

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, International, Posted 9/19/19
From US Lacrosse

Philly’s Brett Manney (New England Black Wolves, Univ. of Delaware, Holy Ghost Prep, NXT Director) and Matt Rambo (La Salle, Wings, Springside CHA assistant coach, Duke’s LC assistant) are on the 23-man roster for the United States, which meets Canada tonight (10:30 p.m. Eastern on Lax Sports Network) in the opener of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Langley, British Columbia.

The USA 23-man roster will look to make the medal stand for the fifth consecutive time since the events debut in 2003. The U.S. indoor team has finished with bronze in each of the previous four world championship.

“I kind of relate it to when you go and see your families at the holidays,” said veteran Manney to Lacrosse Magazine. “That’s how it is here. You bro hug and get back together to share some good memories and stories.

“Not only are you playing with very talented lacrosse players, but very talented lacrosse players that care about each other and their country. If you put those two things together, how can you not be pumped to play with the group of guys that we have here?”

Many headed to Langley in the midst of professional field seasons in the MLL and PLL. Some, like Joel White, John Ranagan and Blaze Riorden, saw their seasons end last weekend but made the trip to Canada for more lacrosse.

“I just challenge you guys to get your indoor twitch going right now,” said Chris Schiller, U.S. bronze medalist and current defensive coordinator. “Get all the outdoor [stuff] out of your system, right? Get that indoor mindset in you now.”

Their ability to do so will be put the test right away. Up first (Thursday night, 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Lax Sports Network) is a Canadian team that has won each of the previous four gold medals — this time playing on home turf in Langley, B.C. The U.S. national team dove into preparation for their rivals in Wednesday night’s practice at McLeod Athletic Park.

Here is the official USA roster:

Gowah Abrams – G – Philadelphia Wings
Trevor Baptiste – T – Philadelphia Wings

Connor Buczek – T
Greg Downing – T – New England Black Wolves
Matt Dunn – D – Georgia Swarm
Tim Edwards – T – Colorado Mammoth
David Emala – F – New England Black Wolves
Anthony Kelly – T
Connor Kelly – F – New York Riptide
Jacob Lazore – G
Brett Manney (Delaware, Holy Ghost Prep) – D – New England Black Wolves
David Mather – G – Onondaga Redhawks
Kieran McArdle – F – New York Riptide
Chris O’Dougherty – D – Vancouver Warriors
Adam Osika – T – Philadelphia Wings
Cody Radziewicz – T
Matt Rambo (La Salle) – F – Philadelphia Wings
John Ranagan – D – New York Riptide
Joe Resetarits – F – New England Black Wolves
Blaze Riorden – F – Philadelphia Wings
Taylor Stuart – T – Colorado Mammoth
Gale Thorpe – F – Akwesasne Hawks
Joel White – T – Georgia Swarm

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