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Andrew (Drew) Donlin

2018 IHF Beach Handball World Championships - 12th (Kazan, Russia) 2016 IHF Beach Handball World Championships – 11th (Budapest, Hungary)

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    Drew Donlin of the U.S. Men's National Beach Handball Team in action




    Oct 9, 1992


    Plymouth, MN


    Wayzata High School United States Air Force Academy

    Played football, basketball, and baseball growing up in Minnesota…Started his handball career at the U.S. Air Force Academy after attending a walk-on tryout for the football team and getting encouraged to transfer his skillset to the sport of handball…Graduated in 2015 and his first assignment on active duty was Los Angeles AFB where he continued training as a member of the USA Beach and Indoor National teams…Was selected for the Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) in 2018, which allowed him to train full time for the U.S. handball team…Played for the German club, TSV Bayer Dormagen during the 2018-2019 season…Is playing for Abanca Ademar León in the Spanish Asobal (first division) league and in the EHF Cup during the 2019-2020 season…Hobbies include spending time with friends, coaching basketball, surfing, snowboarding, and activities with his church…Is the oldest of his siblings…Enjoys spending time with his family in Minnesota on the lake during the holidays and the summer.

    Career Highlights
    • 2020: 1st American handball player to score a goal in European Handball Cup competition
    • 2019: 1st North American handball player to score in the Spanish Asobal League
    • 2019 Kama Games Tri-Nations Tournament- 1st (Dublin, Ireland)
    • 2019 ANOC World Beach Games - 11th, Top-10 scorer, Team USA's leading scorer (Doha, Qatar)
    • 2019 Pan American Games - 6th (Lima, Peru)
    • 2019 North American & Caribbean Handball Confederation (NORCA) Championships - 1st (Trinidad & Tobago)
    • 2019 IHF Emerging Nations Championships - 5th Place, Man of Match (USA vs. Colombia)
    • 2018 Beach Handball World Championships - 6th overall scorer in tournament, Team USA's leading scorer (Kazan, Russia)
    • 2018 Pan American Games Qualifier - 1st (Montreal, Canada)
    • 2018 Pan American Beach Handball Championships – 3rd, Top Scorer (Oceanside, California)
    • 2016 Beach Handball World Championships - Team USA's leading scorer (Budapest, Hungary)
    • 2016 Pan American Championships - 7th (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    • 2015 World University Games - 11th, Team USA's leading scorer (Gwangju, South Korea)
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