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Two McCallions (Haverford High) to represent Sweden Lacrosse U21 for Men’s Championships in Ireland

Saturday, 4th June 2022

Categories Boy's/Men's, International, Posted 6/4/22

Sweden Lacrosse is proud to announce the 21 men who will represent their country at the U21 Men’s Lacrosse Championships in Limerick, Ireland from Aug. 10-20:

Erik McCallion

Name D.O.B Position Club Number
Åkesson, Alex 18/05/2004 Attack Lund, Sweden 22
Blomqvist, William 28/12/2003 Midfield Göteborg, Sweden 7
Ekman, Gustav 06/06/2001 Defense Göteborg, Sweden 15
Hunter, Jonas 21/06/2001 Attack Vermont (UVM), USA 25
Isberg, Elias 23/04/2003 Defense Lund, Sweden 2
Jägerborg, David 06/10/2001 Midfield Linköping, Sweden 33
Johnsson, Joseph 20/05/2000 LSM Cal Poly, USA 26
Kristofersson, Hugo 28/06/2000 Defense Florida, USA 18
Martin, Blake 18/06/2003 Midfield Queens U of Charlotte, USA 5
McCallion, Erik (Haverford High) 06/03/2001 Midfield Luleå, Sweden 9
McCrea, Lukas 16/05/2000 Attack Exeter, England 54
McCrea, William 27/12/2001 Midfield Lund, Sweden 8
Ringström, William 10/12/2003 Attack/Goalie Farsta, Sweden 30
Scheuer, Adrian 25/02/2004 Goalie Lund, Sweden 1
Shmulevich, Uri 10/10/2004 Midfield Lund, Sweden 31
Svensson, Phillip 07/04/1999 Midfield Sheffield, England 12
Thomsson, Gustav 20/02/2003 Defense Lund, Sweden 23
Thomsson, Ludvig 03/07/2005 Midfield Lund, Sweden 6
Rubin, Zack 23/06/2005 Attack San Francisco (Marin Academy), USA 34
Berg, Anton 12/02/2005 Goalie True Carolina, USA 11
Backlund, Kristofer 26/08/2002 Midfield Stockholm, Sweden 4

The 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship will be take place from August 10-20 at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland. A record 23 teams will compete in the Championship and it will be the largest ever age group World Championship staged by World Lacrosse.

This Swedish team features 13 young men who have been training in Swedish lacrosse hotbed
programs such as Lund, Farsta, Göteborg, Luleå and Linköping. They are all members of
the Swedish National Team Development Program (SNTDP). The SNTDP works with all
lacrosse players in Sweden under the age of 21 to help them improve their game and get to
the next level. The SNTDP runs youth lacrosse camps for all U21 players in Sweden, and has the ultimate goal of fielding a competitive roster for the 2022 U21 World Championships in

Link to Sweden’s donor page


Ed McCallion

Niels Schnieder has been an important figure in Swedish lacrosse for the past 3 seasons. He has been instrumental in helping to rebuild the program in Göteborg, and has been coaching in the
SNTDP for the past 2 years. In October 2021, Niels travelled with some members of the SNTDP to compete in the Scheider cup in Germany, coaching a shorthanded squad to a bronze medal. Niels
will be the defensive coach of the 2022 squad in Ireland.

Ed McCallion of Haverford has coached boys lacrosse for the past 17 years, and girls lacrosse for 13 in his home State of Pennsylvania. He has won 3 straight league championships, and brings a wealth of experience to our coaching staff. Ed will be the offensive coach of the 2022 squad in Ireland.

Anton Johansson begins his head coaching career after a successful playing career in the US college ranks at programs in Springfield and Cazenovia, NY. Now back home in Sweden, Anton is a vital figure in developing lacrosse on Swedish soil.



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