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Stathakis CMA '19 one of 32 remaining in USA U-19 Lacrosse Training Team tryouts

The U.S. Under-19 training roster has been trimmed to 32 players following another round of tryouts at US Lacrosse headquarters this weekend. 

“It was an incredible three days, more than we could have asked for as coaches,” said head coach Nick Myers, in a news release. “The men gave an outstanding effort and they all really helped cement the foundation of this team. We, as staff, are grateful for how open the men were to being coached and challenged to chase Team USA standards.

“The process of narrowing the roster gets tougher and tougher every time we get together. We impressed upon the men that this 50 would truly play a big role in developing our team identity and they most certainly did. We feel strongly that the training roster selected is a talented group of men that understand the mission and appreciate the work that lies ahead. We are excited to get back after in in November and take on our first outside competition.”

The tryout process began with a pool of 104 players and will eventually be trimmed to 23 ahead of the FIL World Championships in Limerick, Ireland in July 2020.

Yale is the college program with the most commits on the 32- man roster, with five. Ohio State and Duke each have four players.

Michael Alexander D West Islip (N.Y.) 2019 Yale
Emmett Barger M St. Anne's Belfield (Va.) 2019 Notre Dame
Edward Sutton Boland D Victor (N.Y.) 2019 Penn State
Jackson Bonitz D McDonogh (Md.) 2020 Navy
Graham Bundy Jr. M MICS (Mo.) 2019 Georgetown
BJ Burlace D St. Mary's (Md.) 2019 Yale
Connor Calderone FO Smithtown West (N.Y.) 2019 Maryland
Gregory Campisi D St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 2019 Harvard
Jake Caputo M Middle Creek (N.C.) 2019 Duke
Connor Drake M Salisbury School (Conn.) 2019 Duke
Liam Entenmann G Chaminade (N.Y.) 2019 Notre Dame
Brendan Grimes M Boys' Latin (Md.) 2020 Johns Hopkins
Patrick Hackler M Skaneateles (N.Y.) 2019 Yale
Cole Herbert M Calvert Hall (Md.) 2020 North Carolina
Patrick Kavanagh A Taft School (Conn.) 2019 Notre Dame
Daniel Kelly A Calvert Hall (Md.) 2020 North Carolina
Cole Kirst A Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 2018 Lehigh
Cole Krauss D Delbarton (N.J.) 2020 Duke
Quentin Matsui D Eden Prairie (Minn.) 2019 Virginia
Grant Mitchell M Calvert Hall (Md.) 2019 Ohio State
Connor Mitchell M Calvert Hall (Md.) 2019 Ohio State
Jack Monfort M Syosset (N.Y.) 2019 Yale
Owen Murphy A Avon Old Farms (Conn.) 2019 Johns Hopkins
Jake Naso FO St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 2020 Virginia
Brennan O'Neill A St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 2020 Duke
Jared Paquette G West Islip (N.Y.) 2019 Yale
Ryan Schriber D Wilton (Conn.) 2019 Michigan
Alex Slusher A Oregon Episcopal School (Ore.) 2019 Princeton
Jacob Snyder D Calvert Hall (Md.) 2019 Ohio State
Alec Stathakis FO Culver Military (Ind.) 2019 Denver
Lance Tillman A Valor Christian (Colo.) 2019 North Carolina
Christian Tomei G Oxbridge Academy (Fla.) 2019 Ohio State

For the original Inside Lacrosse article, click HERE.