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MNT Roster Announced for Upcoming NACHC Senior Men's Championship

by Matthew Collins

USA Team Handball's Men's National Team is set to compete at the 2024 North America and Carribean Handball Confederation (NACHC) Senior Men's Championship in Mexico City, Mexico from May 5th to 13th.

Sixteen athletes have been selected to represent the United States at the tournament.

The selected athletes are:

Goalkeepers - Grayson Wide, Benjamin Pedersen

Backs - Amar Amitovic, Martin Brunvold, Adham El Gharabawy, Matisse Walker, Benjamin Edwards, Benjamin Briffe, Maximillian Olesen, Ben Liberty

Wings - Oliver Edwards, Abdelrahman Awad, Ty Reed, Gary Phillips

Line Players - Alexander Binderis, Maksim McCauley

Alternates - Mohamed Balti, Mustafa El-Farra, Rodrigo Campos, Omar Ali

The United States will be joined at the tournament by Canada, Cuba, Greenland, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

The last visit to Mexico for the Men's National Team saw them claim first place at the 2022 North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation (NACHC) Championship, with Amitovic and Reed claiming the Gold Medal with that squad.

In additon, four athletes play their club handball in the US, with Briffe and Elgharabawy representing NYC Handball Club, Reed playing for New York Athletic Club, and Phillips out of the United States Military Academy at West Point's program.

Although the tournament serves as the qualifier for the 2025 IHF World Championship, the United States has already secured a slot, designated as a Wild Card. One additional team from the North America and Caribbean Handball Confederation will book their place in the World Championship, set to be held by Croatia, Denmark, and Norway, from January 14th to February 2nd of next year.

"This upcoming NACHC is the opportunity to give our current and former US Junior Men’s National Team players, as well as athletes who currently make the broader Sr. team, the space and time they need. We have been recently blessed with the emergence of many young talents, who aspire to compete and represent Team USA on the international scene. LA28 is right around the corner, but we want to look way beyond and establish a much larger pipeline of athletes.”
Danilo Rojevic, Head Coach