Aug. 11, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three incoming freshmen on the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team – defensemen Matthew Borges, midfielder Jack Jasinski and goalie Willie Klan – have been named to the 30-man training roster for the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team. Ohio State head coach Nick Myers is also the head coach for the U.S. squad, which will compete in the FIL Under-19 World Championship July 7-16, 2016, in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
Borges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City H.S.), Jasinski (Birmingham, Ala./Oak Mountain H.S.) and Klan (Rochester, N.Y./Penfield H.S.) were selected from a pool of 51 athletes who attended a training camp in Baltimore, Md., last weekend. The training pool was narrowed to 51 following a 105-player tryout June 29-July 1 in Owings Mills, Md.
Team USA will next convene for training camp Nov. 13-15 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Ultimately, 23 players will be named to the final roster for the 2016 World Championship. Team USA is looking to win its eighth consecutive world title.
The player selection committee was composed of the U.S. U19 coaching staff, the US Lacrosse Men’s National Team Subcommittee Chair and four top-level high school coaches who participated as field coaches throughout the weekend.