Roster Finalized for Youth MNT
by USA Team Handball
Final Roster for Youth Men's National Team
The team will be competing in the upcoming Youth IHF Trophy and NACHC World Championships Qualification in Mexico City, Mexico
The 14 athletes (and 5 alternates) that will represent the U.S.A. at the IHF Trophy North American & Caribbean Handball Confederation (NACHC) Youth Team Handball Championships have been selected.
Final Roster (name, club)
Mattia Cercola, Ambra Handball (Poland)
Ezekiel McClintock, SF CalHeat (CA)
Andrew Yoshioka, Cali Kings (CA)
John Gallittu, HSV Solingen-Gräfrath (Germany)
Aiden Bulow, Cali Kings (CA)
Ian Hodgson, SF CalHeat (CA)
Luis Delgado, Hurricanes HC (Mexico)
Sydney Robertson, Lödde Vikings HK (Sweden)
Benjamin Edwards, BFKA Veszprém (Hungary)
Chanwoo Lim, Cali Kings (CA)
Tristan Morawski, Flensburg (Germany)
Aaron Wolf-Bloom, SF CalHeat (CA)
Maksim McCauley, HF Mors (Estonia)
Samuel Coriat, PSG (France)
Grayson Wide, Skuru Herrer (Sweden) - Goalkeeper
Cooper Black, Milwaukee United (WI) - Wing
Paulo Barr-Gutierrez, SF CalHeat (CA) - Wing, Back
Nepomuk Grabner, UHK Krems (Austria) - Back
Joseph Kempler, Sportverein Pfeffersport e.V (Germany) - Back
The selection committee consisted of Youth Men’s National Team Coach, Martin Bilello, Sr Men’s National Team Coach, Julio Sainz, Athlete's Advisory Council (AAC) Representatives Julia Taylor and Cedar Bellows and High Performance Manager, Krista Austin.
Among the 14 selected athletes are 6 players (Ezekiel McClintock, Andrew Yoshioka, Aiden Bulow, Ian Hodgson, Chanwoo Lim and Aaron Wolf-Bloom) that competed at the 2022 USATH Youth National Championships where Cali Kings took home the title and SF CalHeat earned the silver medal. Plus having McClintock, Bulow and Hodgon included in the tournament All Star team, with Bulow as MVP, McClintock as MVG and Hodgson as Top Scorer.
Tristan Morawski is the only player with some experience playing for the National Team at friendly games with the Senior squad, all other players are newcomers to the U.S. Team and will be representing the Red, White and Blue for the first time on a Team Handball court.
The Youth IHF Trophy and NACHC Team Handball Championships will be taking place in Mexico City, Mexico from November 15-19. The USA Youth Men will be competing to advance into the Intercontinental face of the IHF Trophy in the case of winning the tournament, and qualifying for the IHF Youth World Championships if they finish in the top 2 positions.
“We are really excited to finally be able to compete at the continental level with the Youth team, it has been a long wait and it’s finally here. This is the beginning of the journey for all of the players with Team USA and we will try to make it a great experience for them. All the teams are coming as a mystery to this tournament as they are brand new young players competing for their first time, so we will analyze and adapt to the circumstances during the competition, but rest assured, we will do our best to place as high as possible and qualify for the next events.” - Martin Bilello, Head Coach.
Athletes interested in playing team handball can reach out to the coaches directly or use the Athlete Intake Form.
Head Coach, Martin Bilello: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Coach, Gary Hines
Medical, Dr. Kyle Allison