8 Long Islanders compete for the final 23 Spots on the USA U-19 roster

U.S. Men's U19 Exhibition Ohio State

The U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team will culminate its three-day fall training camp with a free exhibition game against The Hill Academy (Canada) at Ohio State University on Sunday, Nov. 15.

The 10 a.m. game marks a rare opportunity for fans to get free admission to Ohio Stadium, also known as “The Horseshoe,” as America’s top high school and college lacrosse players take on Canada’s top prep school team. Team USA is led by Nick Myers, head coach of Ohio State’s men’s lacrosse team. Myers guided the Buckeyes to the Big Ten tournament championship game and NCAA tournament quarterfinals in 2015.

Team USA, the seven-time defending Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men’s Under-19 World Champion, is preparing to compete for an eighth gold medal at the 2016 FIL World Championship, July 7-16 in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

“This exhibition will feature some of the most talented young men North America has to offer our game,” Myers said. “We are grateful to US Lacrosse, The Hill Academy and the Ohio State Department of Athletics for making this event possible. It will be an exciting morning of end-to-end action for fans to enjoy and another important step in our process of building Team USA.”

After holding a 108-player tryout in June and a 50-player training camp in August, the U.S. player pool has been narrowed to 30. Ultimately, 23 players will be selected to travel with Team USA to defend gold in Canada next summer.

Training sessions will be held at Ohio State University on Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14, prior to Sunday’s exhibition game.

Gates open at 9 a.m. for the exhibition, with entrance through gate 23. Admission is free, and parking is $5. The game will not be broadcast, but highlights will be available on the US Lacrosse YouTube channel in the following week. Follow Team USA at training camp on USLacrosse.org and LaxMagazine.com, and using #USAMLAX on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine and Snapchat.

Long Island is represented by:

James Sullivan Faceoff Garden City, N.Y. Garden City, 2015 Harvard
Austin Henningsen Faceoff Northport N.Y. Northport, 2015 Maryland
Matthew Borges Defense Garden City, N.Y. Garden City, 2015 Ohio State
Thomas Wright Defense Garden City, N.Y. Garden City, 2015 Penn State
Mac O’Keefe Attack Syosset, N.Y. Syosset, 2016 Penn State (committed)
Gerard Arceri Faceoff St. James, N.Y. Smithtown East, 2016 Penn State (committed)
Tyler Dunn Attack Manhasset, N.Y. Manhasset, 2016 Pennsylvania
Joe Licciardi Midfield Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. St. Anthony’s, 2015 Pennsylvania