Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Mount Hermon, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Mount Hermon, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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More than 130 athletes were named to the rosters in total.60 athletes were named to the U19 roster and 71 athletes were named to the U23 roster. Both squads will represent the United States in their respective World Championships in Varese, Italy.The 2022 World Rowing Under 19 Championships will be held July 27-31 and the 2022 World Rowing Under 23 Championships will be held July 25-30.Here is the list of athletes named to the two squads along with their coaches according to USRowing:2022 World Rowing Unde...
More than 130 athletes were named to the rosters in total.
60 athletes were named to the U19 roster and 71 athletes were named to the U23 roster. Both squads will represent the United States in their respective World Championships in Varese, Italy.
The 2022 World Rowing Under 19 Championships will be held July 27-31 and the 2022 World Rowing Under 23 Championships will be held July 25-30.
Here is the list of athletes named to the two squads along with their coaches according to USRowing:
2022 World Rowing Under 19 Championships Roster
Name (Boat Position) (Hometown/Affiliation)
(Lineups subject to change)
Men’s Single ScullsCharles Boldt (Zionsville, Ind./Indianapolis Rowing Center)
Women’s Single ScullsOlivia Petri (Brisbane, Calif./Redwood Scullers)
Men’s Double Sculls Nikhil Ramaraju (s) (Bettendorf, Iowa/Y Quad Cities Rowing)Tristan Wakefield (b) (Bettendorf, Iowa/Y Quad Cities Rowing)
Women’s Double ScullsCatherine Barry (s) (Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y./Friends Academy)Hannah Peters (b) (Newton, Mass./Noble and Greenough School/Cambridge Boat Club)
Men’s Quadruple Sculls Ashton Perlroth (s) (Palo Alto, Calif./Redwood Scullers)Walid Ghamra (3) (Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota Crew) Sam Dowd (2) (Omaha, Neb/Red Dog Rowing)Timothy Parsons (b) (Eugene, Ore./South Eugene Rowing Club)
Women’s Quadruple Sculls Heather Schmidt (s) (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna Rowing)Cillian Mullen (3) (Batavia, Ill./Chicago Rowing Foundation)Ava Schetlick (2) (Charlottesville, Va./Virginia Rowing Association)Alice Dommer (b) (San Carlos, Calif./Redwood Scullers/PACJC)
Men’s PairAlberto Lasso (s) (Los Gatos, Calif./Los Gatos Rowing Club)Jonas Thieme (b) (San Jose, Calif./Los Gatos Rowing Club)
Women’s Pair Shannon Kearney (s) (Sherman Oaks, Calif./Marina Aquatic Center) Rachel Lande (b) (Pacific Palisades, Calif./Marina Aquatic Center)
Men’s FourJosh Yin (s) (St. Louis, Mo./St. Louis Rowing Club)Oscar Patton (3) (Lincoln, Mass./Deerfield Academy)Jack Skinner (2) (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier Rowing Club)Davis Schroeder (b) (Costa Mesa, Calif./Newport Aquatic Center)
Women’s Four Kennedy Housley (s) (Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota Crew)Imogen Cabot (3) (Cambridge, Mass./The Winsor School)Elsa Hartman (2) (Roseville, Calif./Capital Crew)Samantha Smart (b) (Mill Valley, Calif./Marin Rowing Association)
Men’s Four with Coxswain Elenna Seguin (c) (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich Crew)William Deutchman (s) (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Aquatic Center)William Jett (3) (San Carlos, Calif./Norcal Crew)Charles Richards (2) (Winston Salem, N.C./Deerfield Academy Crew)Andrew Wilkinson (b) (Chicago, Ill./Chicago Rowing Foundation)
Women’s Four with Coxswain Ella Casano (c) (Fairfield, Conn./Saugatuck Rowing Club)Sophia Greco (s) (Norwalk, Conn./Connecticut Boat Club)Lindsey Brail (3) (New York, N.Y./ Pelham Community Rowing Association)Annika Jeffery (2) (Portland, Ore./Rose City Rowing Club)Ella Wheeler (b) (South Orange, N.J./Northfield Mount Hermon School)
Men’s EightAdam Casler (c) (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Aquatic Center)John Patton (s) (Houston, Texas/Deerfield Academy)Kian Aminian (7) (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Aquatic Center)Owen Finnerty (6) (Ardmore, Pa./St. Joseph’s Preparatory School)Jordan Dykema (5) (Seattle, Wash.)Travis O’Neil (4) (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Aquatic Center)Luke Smith (3) (Philadelphia, Pa./St. Joseph’s Preparatory School)Drew Cavanaugh (2) (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich Crew)Davis Kelly (b) (Vashon Island, Wash./Burton Beach Rowing Club)
Women’s EightFrances McKenzie (c) (Cos Cob, Ct./Greenwich Crew)Nora Goodwillie (s) (Chicago, Ill./Chicago Rowing Foundation)Sofia Simone (7) (Miami, Fla./Sarasota Crew)Phoebe Wise (6) (Greenwich, Ct./Greenwich Crew)Ellie Bijeau (5) (Washington, D.C./Wilson Crew)Quincy Stone (4) (San Francisco, Calif./Marin Rowing Association)Sarah Bradford (3) (Oconomowoc, Wis./Milwaukee Rowing Club)Lily Pember (2) (Chicago, Ill./Chicago Rowing Foundation)Eugenia Rodríguez-Vázquez (b) (A Coruña, Galicia, Spain/Princeton National Rowing Association/Mercer)
AlternatesEdward Achtner (Walton-on-Thames, England/Marin Rowing Association/Moseley Boat Club)Grant McCurdy (Nokomis, Fla./Sarasota Crew)Owen McKenna (Philadelphia, Pa./St. Joseph’s Preparatory School)Katherine Mote (Dallas, Texas/The Episcopal School of Dallas)Ellie Smith (Rye, N.Y./RowAmerica Rye)Hannah Smith (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids Crew)
CoachesZohar Abramovitz, Women’s PairBrian de Regt, Men’s Quadruple ScullsSkye Elliot, Women’s Four with CoxswainCasey Galvanek, Women’s Quadruple ScullsEric Gehrke, Men’s Lead Coach/Men’s Eight Andrew Hess, Men’s Four with Coxswain Monica Hilcu, Women’s Single ScullsCaitlin McClain, Women’s Lead Coach/Women’s Quadruple Sculls Amadeusz Pietrzak, Women’s Double ScullsChanning Walker, Men’s PairMike Wallin, Women’s Eight Cary Wasserman, Men’s FourJamie Whalen, Men’s Single Sculls/Men’s Double Sculls
Support Staff Chris Chase, U19 ChiefErin Berg, DieticianWill Daly, Team Leader Nicholas Haley, Team LeaderKaity Jackson, Physical Therapist Brett Johnson, Press Officer Hank Pelto, Team Physician
2022 World Rowing Under 23 Championships Roster
Name (Boat Position) (Hometown/University)
(Lineups subject to change)
Men’s Single ScullsIsaiah Harrison (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho)
Women’s Single Sculls Ella Barry (Oyster Bay, N.Y./Princeton University)
Lightweight Men’s Single ScullsNicholas Aronow (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Princeton University)
Lightweight Women’s Single ScullsIsabella Begley (Moorestown, N.J./University of Virginia)
Men’s Double Sculls Tucker Thomas (s) (Chicago, Ill./Princeton University)Thomas Foltz (b) (Richmond, Va./Virginia Tech)
Women’s Double ScullsSusan Cook (s) (Portland, Ore./Boston University)Simone Vorperian (b) (Madison, Wis./University of Pennsylvania)
Lightweight Men’s Double ScullsClay Rybus (s) (Newport Beach, Calif.)Sean Rybus (b) (Newport Beach, Calif./Georgetown University)
Lightweight Women’s Double ScullsBrooke Ruszkiewicz (s) (Middleton, Wis./Stanford University) Ruthie Lacy (b) (Edmond, Okla./Oklahoma City University)
Men’s PairFloyd Benedikter (s) (Dortmund, Germany/Princeton University)Nick Taylor (b) (Chicago, Ill./Princeton University)
Women’s Pair Sue Holderness (s) (Charlotte, N.C./University of Texas)Megan Lee (b) (Natick, Mass./Duke University)
Lightweight Men’s PairNathaniel Sass (s) (Buffalo, N.Y./University of Pennsylvania) Collin Hay (b) (Shrewsbury, Mass./University of Delaware)
Lightweight Women’s Pair Ava Sack (s) (Newport Beach, Calif./Georgetown University)Elsa Andrews (b) (Seattle, Wash./Harvard University)
Men’s Quadruple Sculls Isaac Spokes (s) (Baltimore, Md./Dartmouth College)Matthew Davis (3) (Malvern, Pa./University of Pennsylvania)Maxwell Kreutzelman (2) (Orinda, Calif./Cornell University)Cooper Tuckerman (b) (Bozeman, Mont./Dartmouth College)
Women’s Quadruple Sculls Katelin Gildersleeve (s) (Dallas, Texas/Stanford University)Lauren Benedict (3) (Reston, Va./University of Virginia) Sophia Calabrese (2) (Shaker Heights, Ohio/University of Texas)Ellen Ulitsky (b) (Sunnyvale, Calif./University of California, Los Angeles)
Lightweight Men’s Quadruple ScullsSimon Dubiel (s) (Seattle, Wash./University of Pennsylvania)Eli Rabinowitz (3) (Rye, N.Y./Georgetown University)Justin Schmidt (2) (Westport, Conn./University of Delaware)Troy Riesenberger (b) (Sarasota, Fla./University of Pennsylvania)
Lightweight Women’s Quadruple ScullsClaire Friedlander (s) (Narberth, Pa./University of Wisconsin)Caroline Burchette (3) (Wynnewood, Pa./Boston University)Kathleen Love (2) (Arlington, Va./Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Ava Gamble (b) (Yardley, Pa./Boston University)* Savanna Jacovini (Wayne, Pa./Boston University) * Injured, will not compete
Women’s Four Kaitlin Knifton (s) (Austin, Texas/University of Texas)Caitlin Esse (3) (Fairfield, Conn./University of Texas)Anna Jensen (2) (Midland, Mich./University of Texas)Fran Raggi (b) (Maitland, Fla./University of Texas)
Men’s Four with Coxswain William Dempsey (c) (Ocean Township, N.J./Northeastern University)Benjamin Dukes (s) (Morton Grove, Ill./Syracuse University)Nathan Phelps (3) (Ridgefield, Conn./Princeton University)Zachary Vachal (2) (San Francisco, Calif./Princeton University)Erik Spinka (b) (Southport, Conn./Princeton University)
Women’s Four with Coxswain Caroline Ricksen (c) Orinda, Calif./Stanford University)Katherine Kelly (s) (Vashon Island, Wash./University of Virginia)Elena Collier-Hezel (3) (Buffalo, N.Y.)Greta Filor (2) (Rye, N.Y./Brown University)Angela Szabo (b) (Sarasota, Fla./University of California)
Men’s EightJack DiGiovanni (c) (Pittsford, N.Y./Brown University)William Legenzowski (s) (Vista, N.Y./Brown University)Adam Campain (7) (Ann Arbor, Mich./Cornell University)Charles Fargo (6) (Winnetka, Ill./Brown University)James Wright (5) (Philadelphia, Pa./Stanford University)Jacob Hudgins (4) (Andover, Mass./Dartmouth College)Miles Hudgins (3) (Andover, Mass./Dartmouth College)Alexander Abuhoff (2) (Montclair, N.J./Northeastern University)Kai Hoite (b) (Berkeley, Calif./Brown University)
Women’s EightRachel Rane (c) (Glencoe, Ill./University of Texas)Isabella Battistoni (s) (Seattle, Wash./Stanford University)Azja Czajkowski (7) (Imperial Beach, Calif./Stanford University)Camille VanderMeer (6) (Elmira, N.Y./Princeton University)Hannah Heideveld (5) (New Brunswick, N.J./Rutgers University)Sophia Hahn (4) (Braselton, Ga./Yale University)Maddie Moore (3) (Naples, Fla./Yale University)Lanie Nitsch (2) (McAllen, Texas/University of Texas)Margaret Hedeman (b) (Concord, Mass./Yale University)
AlternatesGabrielle Graves (Seattle, Wash./University of Michigan)Julian Thomas (New Hope, Pa./Dartmouth College)
Sarah Baker, Lightweight Women’s PairReilly Dampeer, Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls/Women’s Quadruple ScullsAndreil Doolittle, Men’s Double ScullsJesse Foglia, Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls/Men’s EightJoa Harrison, Men’s Single ScullsCraig Hoffman, Men’s Quadruple Sculls/Lightweight Men’s Quadruple ScullsGreg Hughes, Men’s PairJames Konopka, Lightweight Men’s Quadruple ScullsPat LaPage, Men’s Four with CoxswainJames Long-Lerno, Lightweight Men’s Double ScullsAsiya Mahmud, Women’s Four with CoxswainKrystal Melendez, Women’s Double Sculls/Women’s PairDave O’Neill, Women’s FourAaron Preetam, Lightweight Women’s Quadruple ScullsRonald Rubino, Lightweight Men’s PairKevin Sauer, Women’s EightJaroslaw Szymczyk, Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls
Support StaffWyatt Allen, U23 ChiefWill Daly, Team Leader Liz Fusco, DieticianBrett Johnson, Press Officer Kristine Karlson, Team PhysicianWendy Wilbur, Team Leader
Categories Boy's/Men's, International Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/27/22From Press ReleaseUSA Lacrosse has invited over 100 of the nation’s top high school men’s lacrosse players to compete in the National Team Development Program Combine Aug. 1-3 at its headquarters in Sparks, Md. The players represent high sch...
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/27/22From Press Release
USA Lacrosse has invited over 100 of the nation’s top high school men’s lacrosse players to compete in the National Team Development Program Combine Aug. 1-3 at its headquarters in Sparks, Md. The players represent high schools from 28 states.
The three-day combine will include on-field, strength and conditioning, nutrition, recruiting and sport psychology training to help players prepare for higher levels of play and introduce them into the U.S. national team pipeline.
Serving as coaches for the men’s program in 2022 will be four individuals will previous experience with the U.S. national team program.
Brian Phipps, the head coach at Archbishop Spalding (Md.), is working with the NTDP for the third year, this year as the head coach of the U16 team. He is longtime member of the U.S. national team program and will be assisted by Drew Snider. Snider was a member of the 2018 U.S. men’s team that won the world championship and also won a bronze medal with the 2015 U.S. box team.
Serving as head coach of the U18 team will be Steven Brooks, who is in his third year with the NTDP. An assistant coach with Atlas LC in the Premier Lacrosse League, the longtime professional lacrosse player is a past competitor with the U.S. national team. He will be assisted by Zach Goodrich, a current PLL player that won a silver medal competing with the U.S. men’s Sixes squad at The World Games this summer in Alabama.
The national combine represents the second phase of the NTDP cycle. The players (listed below) were selected from a round of regional tryouts across the country or were members of the 2021 USA Select teams.
Following the combine, a total of 44 players will be named to USA Select teams at the U16 and U18 levels and will participate in the Brogden Cup featuring international competition the weekend of Oct. 14-16.
The National Team Development Program is supported by partners invested in the growth of the sport, including Cascade, Maverik, Game On mouthguards, MedStar Health, NCSA (Next College Student Athlete), Squad Locker and STX.
Following is a full list of players invited to the 2022 NTDP men’s combine:
U16 PlayersFirst Name Last Name High School ClubHenry Alvarado Servite (CA) Mad Dog Los Angeles/Angel CityJoseph Angeli Bergen Catholic (NJ) Towermen LacrosseLuke Arrighi Bronxville (NY) PredatorsMatthew Beachley DeMatha Catholic (MD) Annapolis HawksLucas Betz Telluride (CO) ScorpionsConley Bohan St. Paul’s School (NH)Alexander Brohard Puyallup (WA) Puyallup Vikings Lacrosse Club/PNW SelectJustin Brown St. Paul’s School (MD) CrabsJohn Case IV Milford (DE) Brotherly LoveChase Cellucci Salesianum School (DE) Brotherly LoveJP Charpentier Groton School (MA) NE TwistersWill Chiasson Noble & Greenough (MA) LaxachusettsMilki Conway-Reppert Loomis Chaffee (CT)Sean Creter Hunterdon Central (NJ) Leading EdgeJack D’Spain Allen High School (TX) Baltimore CrabsPierce Dahl Spanish Springs (NV) Scorpions USA/Classics/Legends National/Cookie MonstersJohn Devir Don Bosco Prep (NJ) Leading EdgeMichael Dickinson-Tooman Fairview (CO) Denver EliteFinn Evans O’Dea (WA) CitysideJohn Fisher Battlefield (VA) Crabs/VLCRussell Fitzgerald Taft School (CT) Prime TimeAndrew Goldt Garnet Valley (PA) HHHCole Goodwillie Latin School of Chicago (IL) Team Illinois/True IllinoisJack Gunning Loyola Blakefield (MD) Looney’sNicholas Hall Benedictine Military School (GA) Breakthru/SweetLax Charleston LoggerheadsLouden Hickman Fellowship Christian School (GA) Team 8Hudson Hilal The College Preparatory School (CA) ADVNC/PinnacleConnor Hodgson The Westminster Schools (GA) ThunderJace Johnson McKinney High (TX) Chaos/SoCal BullsJohn Jordan Highland Park (TX) 3DJames Joseph Chaminade Prep (CA) So Cal Bulls/Club PacificHunter Keller Davis (UT) Utah Summit LCEmmet Kenehan Iona Preparatory School (NY) Team 91 National/Team 91 Tristate SelectGrant Koloski Bishop Feehan (MA) Piatelli Lacrosse ClubGrayson Kuhl Calvert Hall College (MD)Owen Laatsch The Frederick Gunn School (CT) 6 Star SixersTeddy Lally Thayer Academy (MA) LaxachusettsJameson Lang Little Rock Catholic (AR) CHAOS AR/TXParker Leslie Middleton (WI) Mad Dog West EliteDawson Loudermilk Tahoma Sr (WA) West Coast Starz/Advanc NDP/Seattle Starz/Tahoma LacrossePorter Malkiel Jesuit (OR) Team Oregon/ADVNC NDP/West Coast StarzCorbin Martin Austin Prep (MA) HGRDrew Mathe Briarwood Christian School (AL) YellowhammersNatnael Menbere Seattle Preparatory (WA) CitySide/Mad Dog NationalMatthew Meredith Boys’ Latin (MD) Team 91 MarylandJameson Meyer Wesleyan School (GA) 3D GeorgiaLuke Miller McDonogh (MD) Annapolis HawksDeuce Morton St. John’s Prep (MA)Elliot Muska Seattle Preparatory (WA) CitySide/Mad Dog National/East EliteOliver Nappi Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) Nationals/EclipseJoe Norton Detroit Country Day (MI) LI Channy ExpressConnor Parish Granite Bay (CA) ADVNCCole Pitcher Moorestown (NJ) BlueStarGrant Ramsey Culver Military Academy (IN) Juiced CherriesTrevor Saccomandi Garnet Valley (PA) Dukes EliteOwen Salanger Liverpool (NY) Orange CrushJoseph Samluk St. Margaret’s Episcopal School (CA) Legends NationalTrevor Sardis Bernards (NJ) Tri-StateCormac Scane Culver Military Academy (IN) Juiced CherriesChristian Schweiger Seton Hall Prep (NJ) BBLOwen Scott Calvert Hall College (MD) FCABear Soper Salisbury School (CT)James Strik Noble & Greenough (MA) 3D New EnglandJake Vana St. John’s Prep (MA) Gorilla LaxBen Wakeham Santa Fe Christian Schools (CA) West Coast Starz/RC EliteBo Wardell Archbishop Spalding (MD) True AnnapolisGavin White East Lyme CT Team ConnecticutFrancisco Williams Detroit Catholic Central (MI) OmniaFlynn Wilson Lucy Beckham (SC) Team 91 SouthDalton Yates Upper St. Clair (PA) CW Elite
U18 PlayersFirst Name Last Name High School ClubBenjamin Abel Highland Park (TX) Mad Dog NationalJimmy Ayers St. John’s Prep (MA) 3D New EnglandJustin Bainbridge Plymouth Whitemarsh (PA) True NationalBrock Behrman Salisbury School (CT) Team 91Wells Bergstrom Manheim Township (PA) Big 4 HHHWill Bond Vestavia Hills (AL) Birmingham Lacrosse UnitedBoden Bounds The Hill Academy (CAN.)Zach Bye Hotchkiss (CT) PredatorsGabriel Cairns Archbishop McCarthy (FL) True FloridaMcClaine Cantrell Mater Dei (CA) West Coast Starz/California Gold LCClifford Chapman III The Hackley School (NY) BlueStarCharles Civiletto Jr. East Lansing (MI) LI Sting NationalBrody Davis Seton Hall Prep (NJ) Tri-StateAndre Duroseau Marriotts Ridge (MD) ZingosStutts Everette Mountain Brook (AL) Bama Lacrosse UnitedCooper Fallon Hudson (OH) Team MNThomas Gallagher Council Rock South (PA) Tri-StateEthan Gamma Don Bosco Prep (NJ) NJ RiotCooper Ganch Wheaton North (IL) True IllinoisBrayden Glogower Bartow (FL) 3D Florida/FLCThomas Gravino Victor (NY) SweetlaxAiden Groves Appoquinimink (DE) Annapolis Hawks/MesaMatthew Han Paul VI (VA) Madlax DC DogsTriston Jewell Mater Dei (CA) West Coast StarzNate Kabiri Georgetown Prep (MD) DC DogsKillian Krapfl Menchville (VA) Tidewater PatriotsPeter Laake Loyola Blakefield (MD) CrabsTalan Livingston Severna Park (MD) KoopersParker Love Paul VI (VA) BlackwolfKellen Marks Barrington (IL) Yeti BlueReid Montreal Acellus Academy (SD) Dakota PlaymakersJoshua Peluse Shawnee (NJ) Annapolis HawksChalmers Peters Hoover (AL) YellowhammersBraden Poon Phillips Academy (MA) Mad Dog NationalGeorge Psaltis Chapel Hill (NC) True North CarolinaElliot Rutherford Colorado Academy (CO) Denver EliteWilliam Schneider Wayzata (MN) Team MNChristian Schrader Red Bank Catholic (NJ) NJLCColin Selters Erie (CO) Denver EliteRhett Seymour Guyer (TX) HebronZephyr Simus Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) LI Sting/Juiced CherriesJack Turowsky Northfield Mount Hermon (MA) Piatelli PioneerT J Underhill Palos Verdes (CA) Nation United National/UNRLBrody Upton Noble & Greenough (MA) 3D New EnglandTanner Vander Noot Spain Park (AL) Shred Thread National/Bama Lacrosse UniterDominic Veloso Gulliver Preparatory School (FL) Florida Crabs/Team EighteenWandley Wilson Faith Lutheran (NV)
Snow fell on Mt. Hermon for the first time this season on Wednesday night, as stormy weather hit northern and central Israel.About five centimeters of snow accumulated in the upper part of the Hermon ski resort overnight, with temperatures at 30 F (-1 C) as of Thursday morning. The Hermon site was closed to visitors on Thursday morning due to the weather.IDF commander of the Hermon secto...
Snow fell on Mt. Hermon for the first time this season on Wednesday night, as stormy weather hit northern and central Israel.
About five centimeters of snow accumulated in the upper part of the Hermon ski resort overnight, with temperatures at 30 F (-1 C) as of Thursday morning. The Hermon site was closed to visitors on Thursday morning due to the weather.
IDF commander of the Hermon sector, Lt. Col. Nof Brown, told Army Radio on Wednesday morning that the the soldiers have been making intensive preparations for the snow for the past two months, distributing equipment and heating systems.
"There are systems here that allow us to observe the area, and an evacuation unit with vehicles that allow movement in the snow," said Brown. "Our goal - is that people can come and enjoy the site. The connection to the land raises the vigilance of our people, there is excitement from being here and guarding this place."
Despite the heavy rainfall, the Kinneret's water level dropped by half a centimeter, placing it at 210.74 meters below sea level, 1.94 meters below the upper red line which marks a full lake. The lake is 2.26 meters above the lower red line, which marks a dangerously low lake. It may take a few days for the recent rainfall to affect the water level of the lake.
Heavy rainfall in recent winters has caused the Kinneret to reach high water levels in the past two years, raising hopes that the Deganya Dam could be fully opened for the first time in over two decades, allowing water to flow into the Jordan River.
In 2020, the Water Authority decided to open a canal to divert five billion liters of water from the Kinneret to the southern Jordan River, with the goal of bypassing the Deganya Dam to avoid negatively affecting pumping stations in the area and the financial costs required to open the dam.
Up to 150-170 cubic meters of water flows through the river each second when the dams are fully opened.
Until only 15 years ago, the lake was one of Israel’s primary sources of drinking water, as the country’s first large-scale desalination facility in Ashkelon only became operational in 2005.
Snow began falling in areas throughout Israel on Wednesday as the winter weather had been reported from the North heading southward, including to Jerusalem.This is part of a wave of cold weather and temperatures that is seeing a demand in electricity skyrocket. In fact, The Electric Company reported on Wednesday evening, that the electricity consumption for the day broke the record for any other winter day in Israel's history.Snow piled up in parts of...
Snow began falling in areas throughout Israel on Wednesday as the winter weather had been reported from the North heading southward, including to Jerusalem.
This is part of a wave of cold weather and temperatures that is seeing a demand in electricity skyrocket. In fact, The Electric Company reported on Wednesday evening, that the electricity consumption for the day broke the record for any other winter day in Israel's history.
Snow piled up in parts of the Golan Heights including Mount Hermon and the Hermon management announced that they will open the skiing trails on the mountain on Friday after they measured 50 c.m. of snow.
A decent layer of snow fell in Manara Cliff, and the manager of the Manara Lodge encouraged people to come and experience a winter vacation.
Light snow was also spotted in parts heading southward. This includes parts of the Galilee, such as Mount Meron and Safed, and in the Gush Etzion area, such as the settlement Neve Daniel.
The snow was welcomed in Gush Etzion, with the local council having prepared in advance.
In a statement, Gush Etzion Council head Shlomo Ne'eman invited the people of Israel to visit during this snow, but to drive carefully.
According to Maariv, snow mixed with rain has even been spotted in high-rise neighborhoods in Jerusalem.
Other parts of the country experienced rain and high winds. According to the Israel Meteorological Service, the rain will gradually weaken overnight, with Thursday set to have light rain and a slight chance for snow overnight. The temperature, however, will still be between 1-7 degrees Celcius, which the Israel Meteorological Service deems "unreasonably cold."
Schools up north were closed on Wednesday and planned to be closed on Thursday too.
This high demand for electricity amid the cold temperatures has already seen consumption skyrocket and could result in disruptions in electricity supply.
It is also possible that the electricity supply could be further disrupted by the weather, which could damage the power grid.
The Kinneret rose by 1.5 c.m. due to the heavy rains.
Russia on Wednesday halted its supply of natural gas to Bulgaria and Poland after the latter nations refused its demand that Europeans pay in rubles.According to Gazprom, the majority state-owned Russian gas giant, some European companies have already found ways to continue to buy gas from Russia while both satisfying its payment demands and avoiding breaching the sanctions imposed on the country following its invasion of Ukraine.Dr. Dim...
Russia on Wednesday halted its supply of natural gas to Bulgaria and Poland after the latter nations refused its demand that Europeans pay in rubles.
According to Gazprom, the majority state-owned Russian gas giant, some European companies have already found ways to continue to buy gas from Russia while both satisfying its payment demands and avoiding breaching the sanctions imposed on the country following its invasion of Ukraine.
Dr. Dimitrios-Vasileios Kokkinos, chairman of the UAE-based DVK Consultants, told The Media Line that some companies have indeed found ways to do just that.
“They will mask it by paying euros to Gazprombank which the bank will change into rubles,” he said.
Gazprombank is a subsidiary of Gazprom.
Vassilis Kopsacheilis, a political adviser specializing in geopolitical risk, pointed out in an interview with The Media Line that several European companies have contracts with Gazprom, and they are willing to pay in rubles, as Russia demands.
Moreover, four European gas buyers have already paid for supplies in rubles, according to Bloomberg News, which cites a person close to Gazprom.
Kopsacheilis added, however, that many European countries are hesitant to comply with Moscow’s demands regarding payment for natural gas and oil.
For this reason, many European countries, gas and oil buyers, and organizations have turned their attention to the Middle East as a possible alternative.
Kopsacheilis noted that there are some countries in the region that could provide a limited quantity of energy supplies to Europe, and others could do so on a larger scale, but there are still some issues to be solved for that to happen.
“For limited quantities, Israel and Egypt, even Iraq − the Kurdish region of Iraq − could be alternative suppliers. For bigger quantities, Algeria, Qatar, and to a lesser extent Saudi Arabia. Iran could be a good alternative as well,” he said.
Kokkinos said that North Africa will increase gas exports to Europe. However, that will fill only a small part of the gap.
Concerning Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf countries, Kokkinos explained that they have long-term contracts to supply mainly China. It is difficult for them to reduce exports to Asia and divert them to Europe due to the increasing importance of China in the Middle East.
“This [supply to China] is important for them [the Gulf countries] because now that the US has withdrawn from the Middle East only China can protect them from Iran,” he said.
Therefore, he added, “Gas to Europe can be increased only marginally.”
Kopsacheilis added that Asia pays relatively high prices for liquefied natural gas.
“If shipments were going to be redirected from Asia to Europe, that would mean higher prices for European buyers, which means more costly gas for European consumers compared to current prices from Russia,” he noted.
Kopsacheilis said Iran could be a good alternative as well. However, he explained that the Iranian nuclear deal first must be reinstated for the sanctions to be lifted, and only then, Iran could export its gas and potentially supply Europe.
Kokkinos noted that Qatar shares with Iran the biggest gas field in the world, South Pars, which they always pump together because otherwise, they would have technical problems. However, he said that theoretically, the Iranian side cannot export the gas because of sanctions.
Concerning the Eastern Mediterranean countries, he added that if new gas sources are found in the region, it could be considered a more suitable alternative. However, he added that it would take several years to make that happen.
Kokkinos concluded that Europe will most likely fall short of its gas needs because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the sanctions imposed by the EU and the US, and the Russian conditions for supplying energy in response.
The only viable solution is for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states to increase production to the benefit of Europe, “which is unlikely,” he said.