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| Jun 13, 2022

Tryout Candidates Named for 2023 U.S. Men's Team

By Brian Logue | Photo by John Strohsacker

SPARKS, Md. — Four years ago this summer, the U.S. men’s team nipped Canada 9-8 on Tom Schreiber’s last-second goal in Netanya, Israel to win the 2018 men’s world championship. Since then, the U.S. men’s team has reconvened under head coach John Danowski for a handful of events, but the leadup to the next world championship was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, the preparation for the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship begins in earnest. Danowski and his staff will welcome 67 of the nation’s top men’s lacrosse players to USA Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., for the opening round of the tryout process this week from Tuesday through Thursday.

The list of invitees includes seven gold medalists from 2018 — Trevor Baptiste, Jesse Bernhardt, Michael Ehrhardt, Marcus Holman, Jack Kelly, Rob Pannell and Schreiber. Bernhardt, Holman and Pannell are bidding to make their third U.S. senior team.

The list of invites includes numerous other players with national team experience on the international level: Liam Byrnes (World Games Sixes, 2022), Ryan Conrad (U19, 2016 and World Games Sixes, 2022), Bryan Costabile (U19, 2016), Matthew Dunn (Box, 2019), Adam Ghitelman (U19, 2012 and World Games Sixes, 2022), Zach Goodrich (World Games Sixes, 2022), Justin Guterding (World Games Sixes, 2022), Connor Kelly (Box, 2019), Stephen Kelly (U19, 2012), Connor Kirst (World Games Sixes, 2022), Mac O’Keefe (U19, 2016), Matt Rambo (Box, 2019), Blaze Riorden (Box, 2019), Jack Rowlett (U19, 2016), Brad Smith (U19, 2016 and World Games Sixes, 2022) and Michael Sowers (U19, 2016 and World Games Sixes, 2022).

Following the tryout, an initial training roster of approximately 46 players will be named to participant in upcoming team activities this fall.

The 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship will be held from June 21 through July 1, 2023 in San Diego on the campuses of San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. A total of 30 nations are expected to compete as the U.S. looks to win its record 11th championship since the event was first held in 1967. Canada is the only other country to have won the quadrennial event, winning in 1978, 2006 and 2014. No team has repeated as champion since the U.S. won six straight championships from 1982 through 2002.

Here’s the full list of U.S. team players invited to the opening tryout:

Name Pos College Pro Team(s)
Dominique Alexander M Ohio State '13 Archers
Trevor Baptiste FO Denver '18 Atlas/Philadelphia
Jesse Bernhardt D Maryland '13 Chrome
Charlie Bertrand M Merrimack '20/Virginia (Gr.) Redwoods
Will Bowen D North Carolina '21/Georgetown (Gr.)  
Liam Byrnes D Marquette '16 Waterdogs/Panther City
Jack Concannon G Hofstra '18 Atlas
Jared Conners LSM Virginia '21 Archers
Ryan Conrad M Virginia '19 Waterdogs
Bryan Costabile M Notre Dame '20 Atlas
John Crawley M Johs Hopkins '17 Atlas
Peter Dearth M Syracuse '21 Atlas
Romar Dennis M Loyola '17 Atlas
Matthew Dunn D Maryland '16 Whipsnakes
Michael Ehrhardt LSM Maryland '14 Whipsnakes
Garrett Epple D Notre Dame '17 Redwoods
Ryder Garnsey A Notre Dame '19 Redwoods
Adam Ghitelman G Virginia '11 Archers
JT Giles-Harris D Duke '21 Chrome
Eddy Glazener D Notre Dame '16 Redwoods
Mark Glicini M Yale '16 Chaos/San Diego
Eli Gobrecht D Ithaca '16 Waterdogs/San Diego
Zach Goodrich M Towson '19 Cannons
Justin Guterding A Duke '18 Whipsnakes
Sam Handley M Penn '22  
Colin Heacock M Maryland '17 Chrome
Jules Heningburg M Rutgers '18 Redwoods
Marcus Holman A North Carolina '13 Archers
TD Ierlan FO Yale '20/Denver (Gr.) Redwoods
Myles Jones M Duke '16 Redwoods
Connor Kelly M Maryland '18 Waterdogs
Jack Kelly G Brown '16 Redwoods
Stephen Kelly FO North Carolina '17 Cannons
Jack Kielty D Notre Dame '21 Cannons
Connor Kirst M Villanova '20/Rutgers (Gr.) Whipsnakes/Georgia
Danny Logan M Denver '21 Atlas
Brett Makar D Maryland '22  
Will Manny A Massachusetts '13 Archers
Tim Muller D Maryland '17 Whipsnakes
Joseph Nardella FO Rutgers '15 Whipsnakes/Albany
Jack Near M Notre Dame '15 Redwoods
Jarrod Neumann D Providence '17 Chaos
Brendan Nichtern A Army '22 Chrome
Asher Nolting A High Point '22 Cannons
Mac O'Keefe A Penn State '21 Chaos
Rob Pannell A Cornell '13 Redwoods
Brian Phipps G Maryland '10 Whipsnakes
Matt Rambo A Maryland '17 Whipsnakes/Philadelphia
Ben Randall D Ohio State '18 Waterdogs
Patrick Resch M Dartmouth '15 Chaos
Michael Rexrode D Rutgers '18 Atlas
Troy Reh LSM Albany '18 Chaos
Payton Rezanka M Loyola '22  
Jacob Richard M Marquette '16 Atlas
Blaze Riorden G Albany '16 Chaos/Philadelphia
Kevin Rogers M Lynchburg '20/High Point (Gr.) Chrome
Jack Rowlett D North Carolina '19 Chaos
Mikie Schlosser M Michigan '17 Waterdogs
Tom Schreiber M Princeton '14 Archers/Toronto
Connor Shellenberger A Virginia '24  
Michael Sisselberger FO Lehigh '22  
Brad Smith M Duke '19 Whipsnakes/Albany
Michael Sowers A Princeton '20/Duke (Gr.) Waterdogs
Ryan Terefenko M Ohio State '21 Chrome/Halifax
Tim Troutner G High Point '19 Redwoods
Cade van Raaphorst D Duke '19 Atlas
Logan Wisnauskas A Maryland '22 Chrome