PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers men’s lacrosse midfielder Shane Knobloch was a breakout star for the Scarlet Knights in his first season ‘On the Banks’. As he prepares for his sophomore campaign, his talented were recognized by the staff for Team USA. Knobloch was invited to participate in a training camp this week with the USA Men’s Under-21 team this weekend.
Players will head to Columbus, Ohio this weekend as the U.S. men’s U21 team is set to hold its second training camp of the year in preparation for next summer’s World Lacrosse U21 World Championship in Limerick, Ireland. The championship was originally scheduled for 2020, but was postponed twice due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Knobloch is one of 30 invited players to a training camp this weekend where the U.S. team will hold practices, compete in a controlled practice with Ohio State and play a regulation international game against North Carolina.
Knobloch is the second Scarlet Knights to ever win Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the USILA. The Moorestown, N.J. native made an instant impact as a newcomer, starting 11 games. Knobloch scored 16 goals and had five assists for 21 points with 12 ground balls, recording five multi-goal games in his first six collegiate games. He was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week three times and was recognized by Inside Lacrosse as a Midseason All-American.
This is the second straight month where the Rutgers lacrosse program will be represented in a Team USA lacrosse event. Alumni Jules Heningburg, Joe Nardella and Michael Rexrode competed with Team USA in October at the USA Lacrosse Fall Classic.
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