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U.S. U20 Men

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Eight-time world champions.

One of the most dominant teams in the history of international lacrosse has been the U.S. U20* program. The U.S. has won all eight world titles since the inaugural championship in 1988. In eight world championships, the U.S. has compiled a record of 47-2.

The two losses came in 2012 as the U.S. fell to Canada and the Iroquois Nationals during pool play in Finland, but the U.S. avenged both losses in the medal round to win another championship.

In the most recent world championship in 2016, the U.S. staged a dramatic second half comeback to beat rival Canada 13-12 on Ryan Conrad's goal with eight seconds remaining.

The U19/U20 program has been a gateway to the senior national team for some of the top players in the history of the sport, including National Lacrosse Hall of Famers Pat McCabe and Roy Colsey, who played on the 1988 and 1992 U.S. U19 teams, respectively.

Other players who transitioned from the U.S. U19 teams to the U.S. senior team are Ryan Wade (1992), Ryan Curtis (1996), A.J. Haugen (1996), Tim Knowles (1996), Kevin Cassese (1999), Matt Danowski (2003), Matt Zash (2003) and Joel White (2008).

* - Prior to the 2022 world championship the age grouping for this championship was U19. For the 2022 event, which was postponed twice, the age grouping was raised to U21 as an exception due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Roster

The 24 players on the training team for the 2022 U.S. U20 team.

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Staff

Coaching and support staff members

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History

All-time results, rosters, records and honored players.

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Player Spotlight

Brennan O'Neill

No matter the hype, Brennan O'Neill has lived up to it. Now 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, O'Neill began turning heads as a youth player and made waves when he committed to college as an eighth grader. USA Lacrosse Magazine named him the National Player of the Year in 2019 and he was the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2020 according to Inside Lacrosse. O'Neill joined Duke in 2021, earning a starting role on attack as a freshman.

 

Fast Facts

  • Inside Lacrosse No. 1 recruit from Class of 2020
  • US Lacrosse Magazine National Player of the Year (2019)
  • US Lacrosse All-American (2019)
  • Newsday Long island Player of the Year (2019)
  • Starting attackman at Duke as a freshman in 2021
Brennan O'Neill

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