U.S. Makes Roster Adjustments Ahead of World Indoor Championship

PHOTO BY MASON PERRICONE

David Emala will join the U.S. indoor national team ahead of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Langley, British Columbia.


Regy Thorpe and the U.S. indoor national team coaching staff have made adjustments to the official roster ahead of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Langley, British Columbia. Thorpe added two names — David Emala and Adam Osika — to the 23-man roster that will kick off play in the world championship on Thursday night against host Canada at Langley Events Centre. The U.S. can dress 18 runners and two goalies for each individual game.

Both Emala and Osika were members of the U.S. indoor training team and participated in training camps over the last calendar year. They were named alternates when the roster was announced this summer. Now, each will make his world championship debut with the U.S. national team.

Emala made his NLL debut in the 2018-19 season with the New England Black Wolves, scoring seven goals and adding six assists in seven games. The North Carolina graduate played five seasons in the MLL before moving to the PLL, where he appeared in a game and scored a goal with Archers.

Osika, too, made his NLL debut last season. The transition player joined the Philadelphia Wings in 2018, playing in eight games and tallying four assists and 17 loose balls. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2015 Entry Draft. Osika graduated from Albany in 2015 and played in eight games with the Dallas Rattlers this summer.

The 23-man roster will look to make the medal stand for the fifth consecutive time since the events debut in 2003. The U.S. indoor team has finished with bronze in each of the previous four world championship.

Here is the official roster:

U.S. Men’s Indoor Roster

Gowah Abrams – G – Philadelphia Wings
Trevor Baptiste – T – Philadelphia Wings
Connor Buczek – T
Greg Downing – T – New England Black Wolves
Matt Dunn – D – Georgia Swarm
Tim Edwards – T – Colorado Mammoth
David Emala – F – New England Black Wolves
Anthony Kelly - T
Connor Kelly – F – New York Riptide
Jacob Lazore – G
Brett Manney – D – New England Black Wolves
David Mather – G – Onondaga Redhawks
Kieran McArdle – F – New York Riptide
Chris O’Dougherty – D – Vancouver Warriors
Adam Osika – T – Philadelphia Wings
Cody Radziewicz – T
Matt Rambo – F – Philadelphia Wings
John Ranagan – D – New York Riptide
Joe Resetarits – F – New England Black Wolves
Blaze Riorden – F – Philadelphia Wings
Taylor Stuart – T – Colorado Mammoth
Gale Thorpe – F – Akwesasne Hawks
Joel White - T – Georgia Swarm







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