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Danowski Making His Debut as U.S. Head Coach Sunday

0 Comments 07 January 2016

John Danowski Duke Lacrosse

DURHAM, N.C.—Duke men’s lacrosse head coach John Danowski will be making his debut as the U.S. Lacrosse Men’s National Team head coach Sunday when the national team takes on 2015 NCAA Champion Denver at the inaugural Team USA Spring Premiere.

The game will be played in Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. The game will be streamed live on

Familiar Faces for Danowski
The roster for the game features some very familiar faces for Danowski. Included on 24-player roster are six former Blue Devils, all of whom Danowski coached for at least two seasons. His son, Matt Danowski and Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year Jordan Wolf are two of the five attackmen selected, while Ned Crotty, David Lawson and Justin Turri make up one third of the midfield. Faceoff specialist Brendan Fowler rounds out the Duke contingency. Lawson and Crotty both were members of the 2014 team that took silver at the FIL World Championship.
Bissette Named Equipment Manager
Duke men’s lacrosse equipment manager Jay Bissette was selected to join the Team USA staff as the head equipment manager. Bissette has been with the Blue Devils lacrosse squad for each of its three NCAA Championships and served as the equipment manager for the U-19 U.S. team that won the 2012 world title. He also is serving in the same capacity for the current under-19 squad.
Danowski and DeLuca Together Again
Among the seven person staff Danowski and U.S. Lacrosse has put together is former Duke assistant coach Ben DeLuca. He will serve as the assistant general manager for Team USA. DeLuca, in his first season as associate head coach at Harvard, helped guide the Blue Devils to the 2014 title.
Other Blue Devils Ties
Team USA goaltender John Galloway also has Duke ties after serving as an assistant coach for a season with the Blue Devils. Galloway, the current assistant coach at Providence College, was a standout at Syracuse as a four year starter. At Duke, Galloway mentored the goaltenders in helping lead Duke to an ACC title and to the NCAA semifinals.

Team USA Roster by Position  


Matt Danowski, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Duke
Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine, North Carolina *
Rob Pannell, New York Lizards, Cornell *
Casey Powell, Florida Launch, Syracuse +#
Jordan Wolf, Rochester Rattlers, Duke


Brent Adams, Boston Cannons, Fairfield
Jake Bernhardt, Ohio Machine, Maryland
Ned Crotty, Rochester Rattlers, Duke *^
John Haus, Charlotte Hounds, Maryland
David Lawson, New York Lizards, Duke *
Paul Rabil, New York Lizards, Johns Hopkins *^ (injured and unable to participate)
Tom Schreiber, Ohio Machine, Princeton
Jeremy Sieverts, Denver Outlaws, Maryland
Drew Snider, Denver Outlaws, Maryland
Justin Turri, Atlanta Blaze, Duke


Tucker Durkin, Florida Launch, Johns Hopkins *
Michael Evans, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Johns Hopkins *
Ryan Flanagan, Charlotte Hounds, North Carolina
Joe Fletcher, New York Lizards, Loyola
Kyle Hartzell, New York Lizards, Salisbury *
Scott Ratliff, Boston Cannons, Loyola


Brendan Fowler, Charlotte Hounds, Duke
Greg Gurenlian, New York Lizards, Penn State *


Drew Adams, New York Lizards, Penn State *
John Galloway, Rochester Rattlers, Syracuse

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