8 Jackson Bonitz
2022 U.S. Men's U21 Team|
Perhaps no one epitomizes the red, white and blue better than Navy defenseman Jackson Bonitz.
U.S. team head coach Nick Myers is quick to point out the commitment shown to his country by Bonitz, but beyond that, he's also an outstanding player.
Bonitz is coming off of a college season in which he earned honorable mention All-America honors by the USILA and third-team honors from USA Lacrosse Magazine. As Navy's only returning starter on defense, he started all 14 games and led the team with 18 caused turnovers.
He also started all nine games his freshman year in 2021 and was a second team All-Patriot League selection.
- Named to U.S. team following tryouts in the summer of 2019
- COVID delays allowed him to avoid any potential conflicts with his plebe summer in 2020
- No. 8 overall recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
- Second team All-Metro in lacrosse
- Captain for football and lacrosse teams at McDonogh and also wrestled
- Honorable mention All-American by USILA and third team by USA Lacrosse Magazine (2022)
- First team All-Patriot League in 2022 and second team in 2021
- Has started all 23 games in his Navy career
- Has 28 career caused turnovers, including four in a game twice (vs. Manhattan, 2022 and vs. Loyola, 2021)