U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team News

July 25, 2012
Buczek, Leonard U19 Blog: Mission Accomplished
The U.S. U19 men's team's rallying cry? “We can pack up our stuff and go home, or we can be the most dangerous team in the tournament."

July 24, 2012
Tucker Steps Up as Leader During Run to Gold
On a U.S. U19 team with no offensive player listed as captain, midfielder Ryan Tucker stepped up on that end of the field, without the title.

July 23, 2012
Kavanagh Caps U19 Tournament With MVP Award
Future Notre Dame attackman Matt Kavanagh proved his value for Team USA throughout the FIL U19 World Championships in Finland.

July 21, 2012
Photos: USA vs. Canada (FIL U19 Men's Final)
The U.S. U19 men's national team beat Canada 10-8 to keep alive the streak of winning each of the seven world competitions contested since 1988.

July 21, 2012
U.S. U19 Team Rebounds to Win World Title
Team USA downed Canada 10-8 in Saturday's U19 World Championship game to win its seventh straight gold medal.

July 19, 2012
Photo Gallery: U.S. U19 Men vs. Iroquois (Semi)
The U.S. avenged a pool play loss to the Iroquois Nationals by winning the rematch, 12-7, in the semifinals of the U19 World Championships.

July 19, 2012
Blog Replay: U.S. U19 Men vs. Iroquois (Semifinal)
Team USA beat the Iroquois, 12-7, to advance to Saturday's championship game of the FIL U19 World Championships in Finland.

July 19, 2012
U.S. U19 Men Win Rematch With Iroquois, 12-7
Steve Pontrello scored five goals and the U.S. won the ground ball battle to beat the Iroquois in the semifinals of the U19 World Championships.

July 18, 2012
U.S. U19 Men Look to Regroup for Gold Medal Run
With a players-only meeting behind them and a renewed focus, the U.S. U19 men's team is locked in on avenging losses to the Iroquois and Canada.

July 18, 2012
U.S. Beats Germany, Sets Up Iroquois Rematch
The U.S. U19 men's national team has a rematch with the Iroquois in the semifinals Thursday after beating Germany at the U19 World Championships.

July 17, 2012
Iroquois Beat Team USA For First Time Ever
The Iroquois Nationals defeated the U.S. U19 men, 15-13, in a pool play game Tuesday for its first international field win over any U.S. team.

July 15, 2012
Blog Replay: U.S. Under-19 Men vs. England (Prelims)
Team USA rebounded from a loss to Canada with a 20-1 win over England in a pool play game at the U19 World Championships on Sunday in Finland.

July 15, 2012
U.S. U19 Men Rebound With 20-1 Win Over England
The U.S. under-19 men's team rebounded from a loss Saturday to Canada with a 20-1 pool play victory over England on Sunday night in Finland.

July 14, 2012
Photo Gallery: U.S. U19 Men vs. Canada (Prelims)
Canada became the first to ever beat the U.S. in U19 world competition in a back-and-forth overtime thriller in Finland. Photos by Tero Wester.

July 14, 2012
Canada Makes History, Downs U.S. U19 Men in OT
In a back-and-forth overtime thriller in Finland, Canada became the first team to beat the U.S. since under-19 international competition began.

July 14, 2012
Blog Replay: Canada Downs U.S. U19 Team, 11-9
Canada became the first team to beat the U.S. in U19 international competition, winning 11-9 in an OT thriller in Finland.

July 13, 2012
Photo Gallery: US U19 Men vs. Australia (Prelims)
The U.S. under-19 men's national team opened U19 world play with a 24-6 win over Australia. Photos by Tero Wester.

July 13, 2012
Blog Replay: U.S. Under-19 Men Beat Australia, 24-6
The U.S. under-19 men's national team opened world championship play with a 24-6 win over Australia on Friday night in Turku, Finland.

July 13, 2012
Rob Zoppo's 'Different Road' to U.S. U19 Captaincy
For a guy who is a captain of the U.S. under-19 men's national team, Rob Zoppo sure has had an unheralded lacrosse career - until now.

July 13, 2012
U.S. Opens U19s With 24-6 Win Over Australia
Matt Kavanagh had three goals and three assists, with five points coming in the first half, in Team USA's first game of the U19 World Championships in Finland.

July 12, 2012
Opening Ceremony Kicks Off U19 Men's Games
Twelve countries were represented Thursday evening in Turku, Finland, where the 2012 FIL Under-19 World Championships officially opened.

July 11, 2012
Video: U.S. Under-19 Team's Finland Cribs
Midfielder Danny Eipp and goalie Kyle Turri give you a video tour of the building where the U.S. U19 team is living during two weeks in Finland.

July 11, 2012
Buczek, Leonard U19 Player Blog: A Great Send Off
The U.S. under-19 men's team heard speeches from the staff at Bryant University before heading across the pond to Finland.

July 10, 2012
Greetings from Finland With U.S. U19 Team
After a long travel day to Finland, the U.S. under-19 men's national team went through a light practice Tuesday afternoon in Turku.

July 10, 2012
DJ Zoom Breaks Down U19 Team's Pre-Game Playlist
U.S. U19 goalie Zach Oliveri is Team USA's designated DJ during road trips and in the locker room. DJ Zoom breaks down the players' favorites.

July 10, 2012
Getting to Know Team USA Under-19 Goalies
Get to know Team USA's goalie tandem of Zach Oliveri and Kyle Turri in our final position preview before the FIL U19 World Championships begin Thursday.

July 9, 2012
Five Big Picture Thoughts for U19 World Games
The U.S. under-19 men's team goes for its seventh gold medal while the Canadians bring a talented team to Finland, looking for its first title.

July 6, 2012
Weekend Watch: MLL Week 9, U19 Training Camp
Is there really an offseason? It’s the first full weekend of July and there is still a lot of lacrosse to watch.

July 5, 2012
U19 Blog: Fun Trip to Coach's New Jersey Home
Connor Buczek and Joey Leonard shed light on the U.S. under-19 team's trip to USA coach Tim Flynn's home turf last weekend.

July 5, 2012
Give and Go: US U19 Assistant Coach Duquette
The former UVA and Team USA star, Hall of Famer and current U.S. Under-19 assistant coach talks Thomas Jefferson and unhealthy breakfasts.

July 4, 2012
Meet the Under-19 U.S. Men's National Team
Check out video interviews and more on and off field info on each of the 23 players who will represent the U.S. at the Under-19 World Championships.

July 3, 2012
Getting to Know Team USA Under-19 Defense
With the FIL World Championships just over a week away, Lacrosse Magazine continues its position-by-position look at the U.S. Under-19 team.

July 1, 2012
Photos: U.S. U19 Men vs. New Jersey All-Stars
In its final exhibition before leaving for Finland, the U.S. under-19 men's national team beat a group of New Jersey all-stars, 9-4.

July 1, 2012
U.S. U19 Team Prevails on Coach Flynn's Home Turf
The U.S. under-19 men's team beat a group of New Jersey all-stars, 9-4, on a day that had hometown flavor for Team USA head coach Tim Flynn.

June 27, 2012
U19 Player Blog: Philly Trip a Learning Experience
A group of Philadelphia all-stars beat the U.S. U19 team in overtime. It was a true learning experience, writes Connor Buczek and Joey Leonard.

June 27, 2012
Ottenbreit Bides Time at Virginia, Ready for U19s
U.S. Under-19 long-stick Tanner Ottenbreit waited his turn as a freshman at Virginia this spring, but is ready to make an impact going forward.

June 26, 2012
Getting to Know Team USA Under-19 Attack
With the FIL World Championships three weeks away, Lacrosse Magazine takes a closer look at the U.S. Under-19 attack group.

June 23, 2012
Photos: U.S. 19 Men vs. Philadelphia All-Stars
Team USA rallied to force overtime, but Philadelphia prevailed 15-14 in exhibition action on Matt Rambo's fourth goal. Photos by John Strohsacker.

June 23, 2012
Team USA Takes Lessons from Overtime Loss
The Philadelphia All-Stars edged the U.S. Men's U19 National Team 15-14 in overtime on Saturday night in Radnor, Pa.

June 20, 2012
Blog: U.S. U19 Trip to Long Island Time for Bonding
The U.S. U19 team had as many good experiences off the field as on it last weekend. And did you know Ryan Tucker can shoot 103 miles per hour?

June 19, 2012
Getting to Know U.S. U19 Throwback Midfielders
With the FIL Under-19 World Championships about a month away, Lacrosse Magazine takes a deeper, position-by-position look at the U.S. U19 squad.

June 17, 2012
U.S U19 Team Runs Past Long Island All-Stars
Team USA defeated a group of Long Island all-stars, 12-4, to start a three-game exhibition swing ahead of July's world championships.

June 16, 2012
Photos: U.S. U19 Men vs. Long Island All-Stars
The U.S. Under-19 men's national team defeated a group of Long Island all-stars, 12-4, in the first of three exhibition games ahead of July's FIL U19 World Championship. Photos by John Mecionis.

June 12, 2012
Photos: Brent Armstrong Cover Shoot (U19 Men)
“The Portrait of a Throwback” features Brent Armstrong, an old-school middie with a great sense of humor. Photos by John Strohsacker

June 8, 2012
Dispatch From Lacrosse Across the Pond in Scotland
Alex Guy, a former Division III player at Haverford, remembered what he missed about lacrosse while re-discovering the game in Scotland.

June 5, 2012
U.S. U19 GM Flatley Will Retire a Legend
Longtime U.S. Under-19 men's general manager Tom Flatley has been an indispensible behind-the-scenes force since the team's inception in 1988.

June 4, 2012
Lacrosse Takes Step Toward Olympic Dream
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) was recently accepted into SportAccord, a key step toward the "Olympic Dream."

May 15, 2012
Men's U19 Exhibitions and Clinics Announced
US Lacrosse has announced the summer exhibition and clinic schedule for the U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team.

March 1, 2012
Give & Go: Kent Denver, U.S. U19 Middie Florence
Kent Denver (Colo.) High, U.S. U19 team midfielder and Virginia recruit Matt Florence dishes on Dr. King, beef jerky and chemistry.

January 19, 2012
U.S. Men’s National Team Seeks Asst. Coaches
The U.S. Men's National Senior team, led by Richie Meade, is accepting applications for assistant coaches.

January 16, 2012
U.S U19 Team on Display During USL Convention
Members of the U.S. U19 men's team showed off transition skills and talked about the road to Finland for the world championships.

January 9, 2012
U.S. U19 Men's Team Visits NYC's Freedom Tower
As part of a team weekend, the U.S. U19 men's team traveled to New York City, where they visited the new Freedom Tower, the 9/11 Memorial and listened to a talk from former Army lacrosse player John Fernandez, who lost his legs serving in Iraq.

November 23, 2011
Photo Gallery: U.S. U19 Men Youth Clinic in Dallas
The U.S. U19 men's team held a youth clinic in the Dallas area Sunday morning. Photos by Jim Cowsert.

November 22, 2011
Photo Gallery: U.S. U19 Men vs. Dallas All-Stars
The U.S. U19 men's team defeated a group of Dallas all-stars, 26-4, at the Lone Star Shootout in The Colony, Texas. Photos by Ray Carlin.

November 20, 2011
Kavanagh, Defense Lead U19 Team in Texas Win
Matt Kavanagh had six goals and three assists and Team USA's defense clamped down Saturday night against a group of Dallas all-stars.

November 18, 2011
U.S. U19 Men Head to Texas to Build Chemistry
Since summer tryouts, USA head coach Tim Flynn has anxiously waited to gather his group. They'll play a team of Dallas All-Stars this weekend.

July 11, 2011
US Lacrosse Names 2012 U.S. Men's U19 Team
Following a four-day tryout with 123 of the nation's top lacrosse players, US Lacrosse has named the 23-member 2012 U.S. Men's U19 Team.

July 9, 2011
Notice Me: The U19 Defenseman's Dilemma
How do you stand out when part of your job is to not get noticed? That's the dilemma for the 36 defensemen trying out for the U.S. men's U19 team.

July 8, 2011
Goaltenders Face Shooting Gallery at U19 Tryouts
Twelve goalies are battling to earn a spot on the U.S U19 men's team while facing the nation's top offensive talent.

July 7, 2011
U.S. Men's U19 Tryouts: Opening Session
Clare Lochary checks in from UMBC and the first day of tryouts for the 2012 U.S. men's U19 team. Over 120 of the nation's top young players are gunning for a trip to Finland.

July 6, 2011
Finland Files: U.S. Men's U19 Tryouts Open
More than 120 of the nation's top young men's lacrosse players are headed to UMBC for tryouts for the 2012 U.S. men's U19 team.

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