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| Aug 30, 2021

Forty-Four Players Named to USA Select Boys' Rosters

By USA Lacrosse Staff | Photo by John Strohsacker

SPARKS, Md. — Forty-four of the nation’s top high school boys’ lacrosse players have been named to the 2021 USA Select U16 and U18 teams. The players were selected following a national combine at USA Lacrosse headquarters earlier this month that included more than 130 candidates.

The 44 players come from high schools from 15 states and represent 31 different club programs around the nation.

“We’re very excited to announce the players for this year’s USA Select teams,” said Natalie Wills, senior manager of the National Team Development Program. “We had some tremendous talent participate in the tryouts this year, leading to some difficult decisions, but we’re proud to have these players moving forward in the NTDP process and representing us against international competition.”

The USA Select teams will compete against teams from Ontario and the Iroquois Nation during the Brogden Cup in mid-October. The event is run in conjunction with the Fall Classic, which features the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams. 

The National Team Development Program (NTDP) launched in 2019 before being suspended last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides high-level training to players, introduces them to the U.S. national team program and offers competitive opportunities.

The National Team Development Program is supported by partners invested in the growth of the sport, including Cascade, Maverik, First Scout, Hudl, NCSA (Next College Student Athlete), Squad Locker & STX.

Here are the 2021 USA Select Men’s Rosters:

U16 Players
Name High School Club
Luke Arrighi Bronxville School (N.Y.) Predators
Justin Brown St. Paul's (Md.) Crabs
Hayden Celio Loyola Blakefield (Md.) True National Atlantic / Annapolis Hawks
Gavin Cooper Haverford School (Pa.) Big 4 HHH
Francisco Cortes Shoreham Wading River (N.Y.) Legacy
Sean Creter Hunterdon Central (N.J.) Leading Edge Elite
Ben Firlie McDonogh (Md.) Team 91 Maryland
John Fisher Battlefield (Va.) VLC
Alex Fredrich Cherry Creek (Colo.) Team 91 Colorado
Alex Gatto Roslyn (N.Y.) Long Island Rebels
George Guyton Gilman (Md.) Crabs
Matthew Han Paul VI Catholic (Va.) Madlax DC Dogs
Peter Laake Loyola Blakefield (Md.) Crabs
Talan Livingston Severna Park (Md.) Koopers
Parker Love Paul VI Catholic (Va.) Blackwolf
Luke Miller McDonogh (Md.) Annapolis Hawks
Joshua Peluse Shawnee (N.J.) Freedom
Elliott Schaller The Hill School (Pa.) Team 91 Maryland
Connor Sydnor Boys' Latin (Md.) Crabs
Jake Vana St. John's Prep (Mass.) Gorilla Lax
Nigel Vital Pine Crest (Fla.) Sweetlax
Luke Warrington Culver Military Academy (Ind.) Team 91 Maryland

U18 Players
Name High School Club
Aidan Aitken Salisbury School (Conn.) Sweetlax
Matthew Barraco Parkland (Pa.) Dukes / Headstrong
Jabril Belle-Walker The Pennington School (N.Y.) Harlem Lacrosse
Wells Bergstrom Manheim Township (Pa.) Big 4 HHH
Trevor Busch Marin Academy (Calif.) Alcatraz Outlaws
Collin Campbell Sanford (Del.) Team 91 Maryland
Mark Cheng Miramonte (Calif.) Dukes Elite / West Coast Starz
Brody Coleman Cazenovia (N.Y.) Orange Crush
Cameron Connolly Seaford (N.Y.) True Blue Force
Andrew Greenspan Brunswich (N.Y.) Prime Time
Triston Jewell Mater Dei (Calif.) West Coast Starz
Zander Johnson Downers Grove South (Ill.) Team Illinois
Nate Kabiri Georgetown Prep (Md.) Madlax DC Dogs
Carter Kempney Carthage (N.Y.) Orange Crush
Nikolas Leahan Methacton (Pa.) Dukes Elite
Griffin Liedel Hudson (Ohio) Burning River
Jimmy McCool New Hampton (Mass.) 3d New England
Chad Palumbo Noble and Greenough (Mass.)  
Hunter Panzik Manhasset (N.Y.) Igloo
Collin Rovere Wayne Valley (N.J.) Tri State
Tate Seeman Noble and Greenough (Mass.) Fighting Clams
Evan Sharp Ridgepoint (Texas) Team 91 Texas
Zach White Columbus Academy (Ohio) Resolute