Indoor USMNT Names Roster for 2023 Nkosi Cup in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Following the naming of the Junior and Senior U.S. Men’s National Indoor Teams, Head Coach Jason Mulder has named the squad that will travel to Cape Town, South Africa for the 2023 Nkosi Cup from December 15 to 19.

“We are excited to start the indoor season off in Cape Town, South Africa this year,” said Mulder. “As mentioned before, this group is the start of us building capacity within the indoor program. The squad is dynamic and is made up of some of our most experienced indoor players as well as a few U-21 athletes who are starting their transition into the senior division."

“I have no doubt that this will be a challenging tour for us, but we welcome those challenges as they are steps toward growth.”

The No. 8 USA will play No. 7 South Africa, No. 11 Kazakhstan and No. 13 Namibia. The Wolves faced both South Africa and Namibia at the 2023 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in February. USA topped South Africa 5-2 but narrowly defeated to Namibia 3-2..

Nkosi Cup Roster

Gavin Chung (Glen Ridge, N.J.), Koehl Comiskey (Dallas, Pa.), Christian DeAngelis (Doylestown, Pa.), Alex Grassi (Brookeville, Md.), Pat Harris (Moorpark, Calif.), Luke Jackson (Brentwood, Tenn.), Aki Kaeppeler (New York City, N.Y.), Barry Merriman (Washington, D.C.), Lasse Nobereit (Koenigstein, Germany), Dean Schiller (Alexandria, Va.), Jack Weitzman (Fulton, Md.)

Nkosi Cup Schedule

Friday, December 15 5:30 PM USA vs. Namibia

Saturday, December 16 5:30 PM USA vs. Kazakhstan

Sunday, December 17 7:00 PM USA vs. South Africa

Monday, December 18 Semifinals

Tuesday, December 19 Finals

All times in Eastern Time Zone

“As a program we have fond memories of South Africa. We are thankful to be returning and want to thank the South African hockey federation and PSi for inviting us to be a part of the Nkosi Cup.

For more information regarding the upcoming Nkosi Cup, including the full schedule, visit the event page by clicking here.