CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Virginia men’s lacrosse standouts Charlie Bertrand and Ryan Conrad have been named to the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship final 23-man roster, USA Lacrosse announced Tuesday (Dec. 20). The United States is the reigning world champion and will be the No. 1 seed for the 30-team event which runs June 21 through July 1 in San Diego, California.
Bertrand completed his second season with the Redwoods Lacrosse Club in 2022 after being drafted 24th overall in the 2021 PLL Draft. Bertrand transferred to UVA from Merrimack College to compete in his final collegiate season in the spring of 2021. He appeared in all 18 games of the UVA’s championship run, scoring 26 goals and recording seven assists in the process. Prior to his arrival at UVA, Bertrand won back-to-back NCAA Division-II titles at Merrimack in 2018 and 2019.
At The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama this past summer, Conrad guided the U.S. to a runner-up finish in the 6-on-6 format. Most recently, Conrad scored three goals in the 2022 PLL Championship game to help the Waterdogs secure their first-ever championship. Originally drafted by the Atlas, Conrad guided UVA to the program’s sixth NCAA championship at Lincoln Financial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2019. He finished the 2019 season with 31 goals, 18 assists and 95 ground balls, earning him USILA First Team All-American honors. Conrad was also crowned MVP of the 2019 ACC Tournament, which UVA won at Klöckner Stadium. He was Virginia Athletics’ second-ever Senior CLASS Award recipient – also the first recipient in UVA men’s lacrosse program history.
The U.S. roster was selected following a 50-player training camp in Florida, held in conjunction with the IMLCA Winter Summit, earlier this month. It was the fourth training opportunity USA Lacrosse coaches held with the players since June.
The United States has won a record 10 world championships since the first international competition in 1967, but will face numerous challengers, including three-time champion Canada. The U.S. is looking to become the first nation to repeat as champion at this event in more than two decades. The U.S. and Canada have alternated championships since the U.S. won its sixth straight world championship in 2002. Canada won in 2006 and 2014 while the U.S. won in 2010 and 2018.
2023 U.S. Men’s Team
|Trevor Baptiste||FO||Atlas/Philadelphia||Denver ’18|
|Jesse Bernhardt||D||Chrome||Maryland ’13|
|Charlie Bertrand||A/M||Redwoods/Las Vegas||Merrimack ’20/Virginia (Gr.)|
|Liam Byrnes||LSM||Waterdogs/Panther City||Marquette ’16|
|Ryan Conrad||M||Waterdogs||Virginia ’19|
|Matthew Dunn||D||Whipsnakes||Maryland ’16|
|Michael Ehrhardt||LSM||Whipsnakes||Maryland ’14|
|JT Giles-Harris||D||Chrome||Duke ’21|
|Zach Goodrich||SSDM||Cannons||Towson ’19|
|TD Ierlan||FO||Redwoods/Toronto||Yale ’20/Denver (Gr.)|
|Connor Kelly||M||Waterdogs/Albany||Maryland ’18|
|Jack Kelly||G||Redwoods||Brown ’16|
|Danny Logan||SSDM||Atlas/San Diego||Denver ’21|
|Kieran McArdle||A||Waterdogs/Albany||St. John’s 14|
|Brennan O’Neill||A/M||Duke ’24|
|Rob Pannell||A||Redwoods||Cornell ’13|
|Matt Rambo||A||Whipsnakes/Philadelphia||Maryland ’17|
|Jacob Richard||SSDM||Atlas||Marquette ’16|
|Blaze Riorden||G||Chaos/Philadelphia||Albany ’16|
|Jack Rowlett||D||Chaos||North Carolina ’19|
|Tom Schreiber||M||Archers/Toronto||Princeton ’14|
|Michael Sowers||A/M||Waterdogs||Princeton ’20/Duke (Gr.)|
|Ryan Terefenko||SSDM||Chrome/Halifax||Ohio State ’21|