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9 Jake Caputo

2022 U.S. Men's U21 Team




Apex, N.C.


Middle Creek




Apex, N.C.

Lacrosse is in Jake Caputo's blood.

His father, Ron, is a longtime coach at Duke. His brother, Owen, also plays at Duke and his sister, Sam, plays at East Carolina. All of that knowledge has helped make him a key member of this U.S. U21 team.

With three years of experience playing defensive midfield at the NCAA Division I level, Caputo brings key experience to the U.S. team on the international stage. He also has the skills to put the ball in the net and that versatility will be important as the U.S. chases gold.

U.S. Team
  • Named to roster following tryouts in the summer of 2019
  • Father is the assistant manager for the U.S. U21 team
  • USA Lacrosse All-American
  • Had 107 points as a senior in 2019, including 71 goals
  • Had 176 goals and 272 points in his career
  • Helped Middle Creek to undefeated record and North Carolina state championship in 2017
  • Regular in Duke's defensive midfield unit his first three years
  • Had a career-best four goals this season
  • Has seven goals, 24 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers in his career