July 16, 2019

Four Buckeyes Advance in Team USA U19 Tryout Process

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COLUMBUS – Four incoming freshmen – Connor Mitchell, Grant Mitchell, Christian Tomei and Jake Snyder – have made the cut for the 32-man U.S. Men’s U19 training roster, U.S. Lacrosse announced today.

The Mitchell brothers, Snyder and Tomei earned their spots on the training roster following performances at last weekend’s training session at U.S. Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. They will participate in training weekends November 15-17 at Ohio State, January 2020 and June 2020 leading up to the naming of the final 23-player roster, the maximum number of players allowed under World Lacrosse regulations.

The U19 squad is coached by Nick Myers, who will lead the team in its quest for a ninth consecutive world title at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, July 9-18, 2020, in Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland. Myers and Team USA won a gold medal most recently in 2016.

Three of the four players were teammates at Calvert Hall High School in Baltimore. Together, they helped Cardinals make history in 2019 by becoming the first team to three-peat as Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champions. They finished ranked No. 2 in the nation and Grant Mitchell was the Varsity Sports Network Player of the Year. Snyder and Grant Mitchell were first team all-state selections while Connor Mitchell was a US Lacrosse Academic All-American. Connor had a team-high three points (2G, 1A) last Sunday in a Blue-White scrimmage to close our Team USA’s training weekend.

Both Grant Mitchell and Tomei played in the Under Armour All-America Game earlier this month. Tomei, a standout at Oxbridge Academy and a native of Jupiter, Fla., was named Mr. Florida Lacrosse by the Florida Coaches Association and totaled 235 saves as a senior. He made four saves in Sunday’s Blue-White scrimmage.