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3 Rob Pannell

2023 U.S. Men's Senior Team Roster




Smithtown, N.Y.


Smithtown West


Cornell '13

A veteran leader and prolific scorer

Pannell, one of two three-time national team players on this year's U.S. team, is a tri-captain alongside Jesse Bernhardt and Michael Ehrhardt. Pannell has experienced the pain of losing in the gold medal match along with the elation of triumph and that experience will be counted on heavily by the coaching staff.

An all-world selection at the 2014 and 2018 world championships, Pannell could become the all-time leading scorer in U.S. men's team history. Pannell has 53 career points in his first two world championships, just 14 away from tying Mark Millon's career record of 67. Pannell's 32 points in 2014 was the second best tournament in U.S. team history, training only Millon's 41 in the 1994 world championship.

Scoring is nothing new for Pannell. He set a school record at Smithtown West High School with 130 points and then set Deerfield's single-season record with 99 points during a postgraduate stint.

At Cornell, he won the Tewaaraton Award as a senior in 2013 and finished his career with the Big Red school record of 354 points, at the time the NCAA Division I record.

In his MLL and PLL career he has been an eight-time all-star and entered the 2023 season with 541 career points, fourth all-time in pro field lacrosse history behind Paul Rabil (657), John Grant Jr. (643) and Joe Walters (565).

U.S. Team
  • Captain (2023)
  • Third time on U.S. (2014, 2018, 2023)
  • Outstanding Attackman (2014)
  • All-World (2014, 2018)
  • Had 32 points (17g, 15a) at 2014 world championship, second highest point total in a tournament in U.S. history
  • Second on team in scoring with 21 points (10g, 11a) at 2018 world championship, helping U.S. win gold
  • Tewaaraton Award (2013)
  • USILA Player of the Year (2011, 2013)
  • USILA Attackman of the Year (2010, 2011)
  • Four-time USILA All-American (1st team in 2010, 2011 and 2013 and 3rd team in 2009)
  • Ivy League Player of the Year (2010, 2011, 2013)
  • First team All-Ivy (2010, 2011, 2013)
  • Ivy League Rookie of the Year (2009)
  • Set Cornell school records with 204 career assists and 354 career point.s The points total was the NCAA Division I record at the time of his graduation.
  • No. 1 overall pick in 2012 MLL Draft, but did not join league until 2013 after injuring his knee in college in 2012 and playing one more year at Cornell
  • MLL Rookie of the Year (2013)
  • Helped Long Island to 2015 MLL championship by leading the league in scoring with 68 points
  • MLL Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 when he set league record with 74 points scored
  • MLL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 2018 when he broke his own league record with 78 points
  • Joined PLL in 2020 with Atlas
  • Now in his third PLL season with Redwoods
  • Entered 2023 with 541 career pro points, third in field history
  • Eight-time pro all-star