COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior Jake Snyder, a close defenseman, has been named to the final 23-player roster that will represent the United States in the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship.
Snyder has played in and started all 18 games over his first two seasons with the Buckeyes, including 11 last spring and seven in a COVID-shortened freshman season in 2020. He has 14 career caused turnovers and 12 ground balls.
The championship, originally a U19 event scheduled for 2020, has been postponed twice due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. World Lacrosse has since increased the age grouping to U20 permanently with a one-year exception to U21 for the 2022 championship due to the postponements.
The United States will be coached by Ohio State’s Nick Myers, who guided the 2016 U.S. U19 team to a gold medal. The U.S. has won all eight previous men’s championships at the U19 age grouping, winning in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012 and 2016. The 2016 championship saw the U.S. rally from an 8-2 halftime deficit against rival Canada, winning 13-12 on a last-second goal in the gold medal game.
The U.S. had 30 players attend a training weekend in Columbus, Ohio from Nov. 5-7 where it faced competition against North Carolina and Ohio State before making its final roster decisions.
The 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship will take place Aug. 10-20, 2022 in Limerick, Ireland.