IHF Trophy Continental Phase hosted in USA, Junior MNT Roster Released

Nov. 16, 2018, 9 a.m. (ET)

USA will host the IHF Trophy Continental Phase for Men’s Youth and Junior Levels in West Dundee, IL at The Team Handball Academy at LifeZone360.


Countries participating include Canada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Mexico for the Youth Division. For the Junior Division, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, and host, United States will compete.


Countries have arrived to the Windy City, with competition officially to begin tomorrow, November 17, 2018.


The United States Junior National Team will feature talented young men that competed at the senior Michael Lipov Memorial Tournament in Chicago last month, where Team Handball Academy took Silver. The roster is almost identical to the Youth National Team roster that competed at the Pan American Championships two years ago.


USA will be lead by head coach Pierre Binderis and Team Leader Mark Ortega. Binderis lead the Men’s Junior team to the Gold Medal over Canada as assistant coach to Julio Sainez during the First Phase of the IHF Trophy in May of this year. Binderis will be looking to lead his team of 8 juniors and 6 youth players to a qualification for the Men’s Junior World Championship. Senior National Team Assistant Coach, Mark Ortega will be the Team Leader for the Junior Men's National Team during this competition. 

 

The winners of the junior competition will qualify for the IHF Trophy Intercontinental Phase, where a place at the 2019 Men’s Junior World Championship will be decided.

 

All matches of the competition will be livestreamed on the International Handball Federation’s facebook page.


Roster for USA Men’s Junior National Team to compete this week:

No

Name

First name

Date of birth

Club

Height

Weight

Position*

Int. Matches

Goals

1

Zahour

Michael

7/7/1999

Lifezone THA

185

86

GK

5

0

12

Ingram

Rene

5/3/1999

Texas A&M Univ

200

131

GK

30

0

2

Reitz

Zachary

3/30/1998

Lifezone THA

193

108

L

13

20

3

Amitovic

Amar

1/16/2001

RK Kakanj

195

102

LB

45

60

4

Baltagi

Eleyes

7/22/2000

Lifezone THA

180

95

CB

0

0

5

Eriksson

Per Logan

9/31/2001

Eskilstuna Guif

175

72

LW

45

35

6

Kennedy

William

4/8/1998

Texas A&M Univ

190

86

RB

13

12

7

Reedy

Matt

12/19/2001

Lifezone THA

193

93

L

20

30

8

Koury

Austin

9/7/1998

Auburn Univ

178

82

RW

5

2

9

Hamm

Aaron

1/21/1998

Univ North Ca

185

81

RW

5

2

10

Dobrani

Giona

6/5/1999

SV64

185

77

CB

18

75

11

Zarikos

Nikolas

5/24/1998

TSV Elleberk

177

77

LW

5

19

13

Lacobucci

Alexander

6/20/1999

Texas A&M Unv

160

95

RB

0

0

14

Trost

Taighin

10/9/2002

Lifezone THA

175

70

CB

5

20