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Courtesy: Duke Athletics
8 Blue Devils Selected to U.S. Training Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/13/2017
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DURHAM, N.C.—Eight former Blue Devil men’s lacrosse standouts were among the 49 selected by United States head coach John Danowski and staff to the US Lacrosse training team that will prepare to compete in the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship. The 49 players were selected out of a pool of 71 following tryouts from July 10-12 at US Lacrosse headquarters.

CJ Costabile ’12, Ned Crotty ’10, Matt Danowski ’07, Brendan Fowler ’14, Will Haus ’15, Myles Jones ’16, Michael Manley ’12 and Jordan Wolf ’14 will vie for spots on the final roster. Crotty is the lone Blue Devil out of the group of eight to have competed for the United States at a FIL World Championship, doing so in 2010 and 2014.

Duke’s eight selections trail Maryland’s 10 as the Blue Devils and Terrapins are the only two programs to have more than four representatives. Matt Danowski is one of the elder statesmen of the group with only Greg Gurenlian (Penn State ’06) and Joe Walters (Maryland ’06) being the most veteran.

The FIL Men’s World Championship will be held in Netanya, Israel from July 12-21, 2018.

Since 1967, the U.S. has won gold or silver medal at every men’s international world championship in field lacrosse. The U.S. won gold in 1967, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010. The U.S. finished as the runner-up to Canada in 1978, 2006 and 2014.

The U.S. men’s national team trains and plays using best-in class products provided by Nike (apparel and footwear), Cascade (helmets), STX (equipment), Warrior (equipment), SISU Guard (mouthguards) DJO Global and MotivePure. Team training is also aided by products from NormaTec Recovery and Athletic Republic. In addition to these partners, MedStar Sports Medicine, Greenfields, Nationwide, Sports Force Parks and SweatX are official sponsors of Team USA.

For more information on the U.S. men’s national team, visit Follow the team on social media @uslacrosse and use #USAMLAX on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and and YouTube.

Syracuse (4) – Matt Abbott (M), John Galloway (G), JoJo Marasco (M), Joel White (LSM)
Penn State (2) – Drew Adams (G), Greg Gurenlian (FO)
Denver (1) – Trevor Baptiste (FO)
Maryland (10) – Jake Bernhardt ( SSDM), Jesse Bernhardt (D), Mike Chanenchuk (M), Michael Ehrhardt (LSM), John Haus (M), Connor Kelly (M), Tim Muller (D), Brian Phipps (G), Drew Snider (M), Joe Walters (M)
Johns Hopkins (4) – Ryan Brown (A), Tucker Durkin (D), Michael Evans (D), Paul Rabil (M)
Cornell (2) – Connor Buczek (M), Rob Pannell (A)
Marquette (3) – Liam Byrnes (LSM), B.J. Grill (D), Jacob Richard (SSDM)
Duke (8) – CJ Costabile (LSM), Ned Crotty (A), Matt Danowski (A), Brendan Fowler (FO), Will Haus (SSDM), Myles Jones (M), Michael Manley (D), Jordan Wolf (A)
Hofstra (2) – Steve DeNapoli (SSDM), Kevin Unterstein (SSDM)
Loyola (2) – Joe Fletcher (D), Scott Ratliff (LSM)
Villanova (1) – Jake Froccaro (M)
Salisbury (1) – Kyle Hartzell (LSM)
North Carolina (1) – Marcus Holman (A)
Notre Dame (1) – Matt Kavanagh (A)
Virginia (1) – Tom Kelly (FO)
Brown (1) – Jack Kelly (G), Dylan Molloy (A)
UMass (1) – Will Manny (A)
Rutgers (1) – Joe Nardella (FO)
Yale (1) – Ben Reeves (A)
Princeton (1) – Tom Schreiber (M)