USA Lacrosse Names Navy’s Bonitz to U21 Team – Naval Academy Athletics – NavySports.com

BALTIMORE, Md. —  Navy men’s lacrosse standout Jackson Bonitz (So / Shrewbury, Pa.) has been named to the 23-player roster that will represent the United States in the 2022 U21 World Lacrosse Championships held in Limerick, Ireland on August 10-20, 2022. Bonitz is the first Navy player to be named to the final roster for the U.S. Men’s U21 Team since it was established in 1988 (1988, ’92, ’96, ’99, ’03, ’08, ’12, ’16, ’20/22).

Originally a U19 event scheduled for 2020, the championship was twice postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. World Lacrosse has since increased the age grouping to U20 permanently with a one-year exception to U21 for the 2022 championship due to the postponements. The U.S. has won all eight world titles since the inaugural championship in 1988 and has compiled a 47-2 record.

A year ago, Bonitz became just the third freshman in program history (Basil Daratsos in 2007, Brady Dove in 2014) and only defenseman to garner All-Patriot League honors when he was named to the second team. A starter in all nine contests a year ago, he was part of a defensive unit that closed out the year ranked #11 in the country and #3 in the Patriot League in scoring defense (10.00) and #23 nationally (#2 in the PL) in man-down defense (20 of 29, 69.0). He finished his rookie campaign second on the team in caused turnovers (10) and fourth in ground balls. In Navy’s regular-season victory at Loyola on April 17, Bonitz scored his first-collegiate goal, while recording a career-high four caused turnovers and three ground balls.

Bonitz is among six defenseman named to U21 team by head coach Nick Myers and his staff, and is one of just two players overall from the Patriot League (Cole Kirst, Lehigh). The final 23 players represent 14 different colleges and come from high schools in 10 different states. Bonitz is one of six players to earn a spot on the team who graduated from high school in 2020, while 16 were among the Class of ’19 and one from the class of ’18.

The next team event will be a training weekend at USA Lacrosse headquarters in June.

Attack

Player / High School / HS Grad Yr / College

Patrick Kavanagh / Chaminade (N.Y.) / 2019 / Notre Dame

Cole Kirst / Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) / 2018 / Lehigh

Brennan O’Neill / St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)     / 2020 / Duke

Alex Slusher / Oregon Episcopal School (Ore.) / 2019 / Princeton

Lance Tillman / Valor Christian (Colo.) / 2019 / North Carolina

Midfield

Graham Bundy Jr. / MICDS (Mo.) / 2019 / Georgetown

Jake Caputo / Middle Creek (N.C.) / 2019 / Duke

Brendan Grimes / Boys’ Latin (Md.) / 2020 / Johns Hopkins

Patrick Hackler / Skaneateles (N.Y.) / 2019 / Yale

Cole Herbert / Calvert Hall (Md.) / 2020 / North Carolina

Shane Knobloch / Moorestown (N.J.) / 2020 / Rutgers

Jack Monfort / Syosset (N.Y.) / 2019 / Yale

Danny Parker / St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) / 2019 / Virginia

Defense

Michael Alexander / West Islip (N.Y.) / 2019 / Yale

Jackson Bonitz / McDonogh (Md.) / 2020 / Navy

Kenny Brower / Massapequa (N.Y.) / 2019 / Duke

Quentin Matsui / Eden Prairie (Minn.) / 2019 / Virginia

Ryan Schriber / Wilton (Conn.) / 2019 / Michigan

Jacob Snyder / Calvert Hall (Md.) / 2019 / Ohio State

In Goal

Liam Entenmann / Chaminade (N.Y.) / 2019 / Notre Dame

Jared Paquette / West Islip (N.Y.) / 2019 / Yale

Faceoff

Jake Naso / St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) / 2020 / Duke

Alec Stathakis / Culver Military (Ind.) / 2019 / Denver

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