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Harris Names Men’s 2024 Junior Pan American Championship Roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following evaluation at training camps and the recent Holland Tour, U.S. U-21 Men’s National Team Head Coach Pat Harris has named the 18-athlete roster that will compete in the men’s 2024 Junior Pan American Championship (JPAC). Taking place July 2 to 12 at the Tamanawis Park in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, the men’s and women’s event is a qualifier for the 2025 FIH Hockey Junior World Cup.

“With much of the group having now participated in multiple junior Pan American events, the team has a considerable amount of experience,” commented Harris, on the selected squad. “There is a lot of anticipation and energy within the group to continue growing. All qualities within the team that have the potential to see us succeed come July.”

Eleven athletes who represented USA in last year’s edition of JPAC were renamed to this squad. Four athletes were also on the squad in 2021 including Brett Eisner (Lafayette, Calif.), Mehtab Grewal (Somis, Calif.), Wyatt Katz (Santa Rosa Valley, Calif.) and Tyler Kim (Arlington, Mass.). This is a veteran squad anchored by those juniors who also share time with the senior group.

The goalkeepers for the tournament are Tom Curtis (London, U.K.) and Amar Singh (Santa Clara, Calif.).

Leo Baumgardner (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Rory Bleeker (Leiden, Netherlands), Sekayi Charasika (Louisville, Ky.), Luca Civetta (Key Biscayne, Fla.), Tom Curtis (London, U.K.), Corey Dykema (Newport News, Va.), Brett Eisner (Lafayette, Calif.), Mehtab Grewal (Somis, Calif.), Wyatt Katz (Santa Rosa Valley, Calif.), Tyler Kim (Arlington, Mass.), Mees Kloen (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Namit Mangat (Glendale, Ariz.), Noah Mendoza (Camarillo, Calif.), Bennet Nobereit (Koenigstein, Germany), Lasse Nobereit (Koenigstein, Germany), Jasper Pouw (Santa Rosa Valley, Calif.), Amar Singh (Santa Clara, Calif.), Leo Zarnekow (Saint Petersburg, Fla.)

The reserves are Jovan Bains (San Jose, Calif.) and Jack Weitzman (Fulton, Md.).

Harris will lead the squad, with Jun Kentwell as the assistant coach. Kathy Schiller will be the team manager, Robbie Bowers the athletic trainer and Joep van der Coelen the video analyst.

Date

Time

Teams

Weds., July 3

7:00 PM

Chile vs. USA

Thurs., July 4

11:00 PM

Canada vs. USA

Sat., July 6

7:00 PM

USA vs. Brazil

Sun., July 7

7:00 PM

USA vs. Mexico

Tues., July 9

1:00 PM

Argentina vs. USA

*All Times in Eastern Time Zone

In 2023, the squad finished fourth after falling to Chile, 4-1, in the bronze medal game. The lost meant they narrowly missed out on FIH Hockey Junior World Cup qualification.

There will be a holding camp from June 26 to 29 in Charlotte, N.C., before departing for Vancouver, Canada to get acclimated and train onsite for the event.

The top three men’s teams at the JPAC round-robin event will qualify for the 2025 FIH Hockey Junior World Cup.

For more information regarding the 2024 Junior Pan American Championship, visit the event page.

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