Indoor USMNT Names Roster for 2023 Rohrmax Cup in Austria
by USA Field Hockey
VIENNA, Austria – Following a training camp held December 7 to 9 in Charlotte, N.C., the U.S. Men’s National Indoor Team Staff has named the roster that will travel to Vienna, Austria for the 2023 Rohrmax Cup from January 5 to 8.
The Indoor USMNT will compete in Pool B with Czech Republic, Switzerland U-21 and SV Arminen (Austria). Pool A consists of Austria, Belgium, HANK Mladost and Indonesia.
“This was a hard selection on many fronts,” said Jason Mulder, Indoor USMNT Head Coach. “I’d like to congratulate all those selected for the Rohrmax Cup. Our goal was to select a group of players that will be competitive in Vienna as well as speak to the culture of our indoor program.”
“I know every player is excited for the next phase as we prepare for the Indoor World Cup in South Africa. I want to thank all staff, players and USA Field Hockey for their support and efforts. A lot of what we do isn’t possible without their involvement.”
The last time the Indoor USMNT participated in the Rohrmax Cup was in 2020. USA finished 8th after going 1-0-3.
Mohan Gandhi (Ventura, Calif.), Pat Harris (Moorpark, Calif.), Jack Heldens (Hamburg, Germany), Vincent Heller (Stuttgart, Germany), Aki Kaeppeler (New York, N.Y.), Kei Kaeppeler (Stuttgart, Germany), Stuart Kentwell (Spring City, Pa.), Jonathan Klages (Berlin, Germany), Kai Kokolakis (Melbourne, Fla.), Marius Leser (Mannheim, Germany), Adam Miller (Panama City, Fla.), Nick Richardson (Sunapee, N.H.), Kevin Segeren (The Hague, Netherlands)
The two traveling reserves are JaJa Kentwell (Spring City, Pa.) and Christopher Pothier (Shrewsbury, Mass).
Mulder also added Adi Pasarakonda to the staff as an assistant coach.
“We are extremely grateful to have Adi as part of our Indoor World Cup staff” commented Mulder. “Adi will be our assistant coach over the preparation period and at the Indoor World Cup. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience at the international level and I have no doubt he will add immense value to our team during preparation and make us even more competitive at the Indoor World Cup.”
“First of all, I want to thank Pat Harris and Jason Mulder for reaching out and including me to this interesting Indoor World Cup project,” said Pasarakonda. “I am really looking forward to meeting the team in Vienna [at the Rohrmax Cup]. I know a few Europe based USA players and I am excited to see how they work together as a team. To be part of a team that competes on the highest level is a privilege and I am excited to be able to experience another Indoor World Cup!”
USA Field Hockey would like to thank the United States Men’s Field Hockey Foundation for their support in providing a grant for the Rohrmax Cup in preparation of the FIH Hockey Indoor World Cup.
For more information regarding the upcoming Rohrmax Cup, including the full schedule, visit the event page by clicking here.