Commentary and Theory with a yinzer slant #year9

Was the 2012 USA U19 Roster the Worst Ever?

Don’t recognize over 79% of these names.

Connor Buczek, Matt Kavanagh, maybe Stephen Jahelka, and maybe Charlie Raffa are the top names. Very few MLL players. Keep in mind this was a team lost pool games for the first time ever so it stands to reason that this was the worst USA U19 team ever. Still surprising to see this roster of essentially no names at the college level.

4 Brent Armstrong Midfield Falls Church, Va. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes ’12 North Carolina
12 Tyler Barbarich Midfield Martinsville, N.J. Bridgewater-Raritan ’11 Delaware
19 Connor Buczek Attack Cincinnati, Ohio St. Xavier High School ’11 Cornell
33 Ralph D’Agostino Defense Tewksbury, N.J. Immaculata ’11 Syracuse
20 Greg Danseglio Defense Islip Terrace, N.Y. St. Anthony’s ’11 Maryland (via Virginia)
22 Daniel Eipp Attack Groton, Mass. Groton Dunstable ’10 Harvard
38 Rob Enright Defense Massapequa, N.Y. Massapequa ’11 Johns Hopkins
9 Matt Florence Midfield Greenwood Village, Colo. Kent Denver ’12 Penn State (via Virginia)
35 Luke Howard Defense Potomac, Md. Landon School ’11 Ohio State
42 Stephen Jahelka * Defense Garden City, N.Y. Garden City ’11 Harvard
25 Matt Kavanagh Attack Rockville Centre, N.Y. Chaminade ’11 Notre Dame
16 Kyle Keenan Attack Smithtown, N.Y. Smithtown West ’11 Duke
24 Stephen Kelly Midfield Lutherville, Md. Calvert Hall ’13 North Carolina
7 Joey Leonard Attack Hicksville, N.Y. Hicksville ’11 Molloy
3 Sean Mahon Midfield Garden City, N.Y. Chaminade ’11 Harvard
29 Zach Oliveri * Goalie Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Connetquot ’11 Stony Brook (via UMass)
23 Tanner Ottenbreit Defense Aurora, Colo. Regis Jesuit ’11 Virginia
21 Steve Pontrello Midfield Marlton, N.J. St. Augustine Prep ’12 North Carolina
6 Charlie Raffa Midfield Syosset, N.Y. St. Anthony’s ’11 Maryland
14 Mike Tagliaferri Midfield Danville, Calif. San Ramon Valley ’12 North Carolina
2 Ryan Tucker Midfield Towson, Md. Gilman ’11 Virginia
1 Kyle Turri Goalie West Islip, N.Y. West Islip ’11 Duke
15 Rob Zoppo * Midfield Baltimore, Md. Calvert Hall ’10 Towson

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