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36 Jesse Bernhardt

2023 U.S. Men's Senior Team Roster




Longwood, Fla.


Lake Brantley


Maryland '13

Three-time U.S. team player brings calming influence.

Jesse Bernhardt, playing on his third U.S. team in a world championship event, is one of the leaders of the 2023 U.S. men's team. A collegiate coach at the University of Maryland, Bernhardt has played at the highest levels of the game for the last decade.

An All-American at the University of Maryland, Bernhardt joined Major League Lacrosse in 2013, helping the Bayhawks win two league championships. Since 2020, he has played with Chrome LC in the Premier Lacrosse League.

His brother, Jake, was a teammate with him on the gold-medal winning 2018 U.S. team, and their younger brother, Jared, won gold with the 2016 U.S. U19 team.

U.S. Team
  • Playing on third U.S. senior team in a world championship
  • Won gold with the 2018 U.S. team
  • Won silver with the 2014 U.S. team
  • 1st team All-American in 2013 and 2nd team in 2012 at Maryland
  • ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
  • All-ACC (2012, 2013)
  • 2x captain
  • Defensive coordinator at Maryland since 2018, helping Terps to 2022 NCAA championship
  • 4x All-Star in Major League Lacrosse
  • Helped Bayhawks to 2013 and 2019 MLL championships
  • Played with PLL's Chrome since 2020
  • No. 2 pick in PLL's 2020 entry draft