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15U National Team


Schedule and Results

Date Opponent/Event Venue Location Time/Score (All times ET) Notes
June 23-3015U National Team Championships - WestVariousGlendale, Peoria & Goodyear, Ariz.

Roster

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2016 15U National Team Roster

# Name Position B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown High School Class
11 Nelson Berkwich P L/L 5'11'' 176 4/3/2002 Boca Raton, Fla. American Heritage 2020
6 Coleman Brigman IF/OF R/L 5'11'' 160 6/26/2001 San Jose, Calif. Valley Christian (San Jose) 2019
13 Gabe Briones C/IF R/R 6'0'' 175 1/10/2001 Corona, Calif. Orange Lutheran 2019
1 Christian Cairo IF R/R 5'9'' 155 6/11/2001 Clearwater, Fla. Calvary Christian 2019
27 Justin Campbell P/IF L/R 6'7'' 185 2/14/2001 Simi Valley, Calif. Simi Valley 2019
12 Jasiah Dixon OF R/R 5'10'' 165 8/31/2001 Santa Ana, Calif. Orange Lutheran 2019
14 Cade Doughty IF/P R/R 6'1'' 180 3/26/2001 Denham Springs, La. Denham Springs 2019
17 Sammy Faltine P/IF R/R 6'2'' 170 1/8/2001 Richmond, Texas William B. Travis 2019
24 Nick Gorby P/IF R/L 6'0'' 198 8/30/2001 Port St. Lucie, Fla. Centenial 2020
7 Tony Jacob P/OF L/L 5'10'' 155 2/8/2001 Acton, Calif. Mater Dei 2019
23 Jared Jones P/IF R/R 6'0'' 145 8/6/2001 Whittier, Calif. La Mirada 2020
22 Ethan Long P/OF R/R 6'0'' 155 5/10/2001 Gilbert, Ariz. Corona Del Sol 2020
3 Zach Martinez P/IF R/R 5'7'' 140 1/6/2001 Peoria, Ariz. Joy Christian 2019
26 Joe Naranjo P/IF L/L 5'11'' 175 5/11/2001 Chino, Calif. Ayala 2019
4 Colton Olasin IF/OF R/R 5'6'' 160 4/17/2001 Spring Hill, Fla. Northside Christian 2019
15 Wesley Scott P/IF R/R 6'0'' 185 3/2/2001 Riverside, Calif. Woodcrest Christian 2019
21 Landon Sims P/OF R/R 6'1'' 180 1/3/2001 Cumming, Ga. South Forsyth 2019
2 Anthony Volpe IF R/R 5'9'' 130 4/28/2001 Watchung, N.J. Delbarton 2019
29 Nate Wohlgemuth OF/P R/R 5'10'' 185 5/30/2001 Owasso, Okla. Owasso 2020
5 Carter Young IF/C S/R 6'0'' 160 1/24/2001 Selah, Wash. Selah 2019

2016 15U National Team Coaches

# Name Position
19 Mike Strickland Manager
9 Rob Shabansky Pitching Coach
8 Drew Briese Assistant Coach
10 Jason Maxwell Assistant Coach

2016 15U National Team Administration

Name Position
Brooks Webb General Manager
Scott Stansbury Athletic Trainer
Russell Dorn Press Officer

History

Selection Process

In 2017, USA Baseball will revamp the 15U National Team Trials, expanding the rolling invitation process to now include a minimum of 72 players. These 72 athletes will be identified for the 15U Trials through the USA Baseball National Team Championships; the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS); the National Team Development Program (NTDP); additional secondary events; and recommendations from professional scouts and college and high school coaches. As players are named to the team, USA Baseball will publicize the announcement(s) through a press release and/or by posting to USABaseball.com.

The primary identification vehicle for the 2017 USA Baseball 15U National Team Trials will be the two 15U National Team Championships tournaments (East and West) to be held June 16-23 in Jupiter, Florida, and June 23-30 in the greater Phoenix area. To attend this event, players must be on a registered team admitted to the event. A minimum of 34 trials invitations will come from the 15U Championships based upon a player's performance during the week as evaluated by USA Baseball's on-site scouting task force.

Players may also qualify for the following calendar year's 15U National Team Trials by competing in the National Team Identification Series. The NTIS is held each August and provides USA Baseball with an advanced look at the upcoming class of top players at the 11U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U level.

At the NTIS, USA Baseball Task Force members will identify a minimum of twelve (12) players for the following season's 15U National Team Trials. Players participate in the NTIS through a regional qualification process. For 2017, national team trials invitations were made based on performances at the 2016 14U NTIS.

Two players were also selected from the 2016 14U National Team Development Program for inclusion in the 2017 15U National Team Trials.

New to 2017, 18 players from the 2017 14U NTDP will be selected to immediately participate in the 15U National Team Trials. These 18, along with the 34 from the National Team Championships, 12 from the 2016 14U NTIS, two from the 2016 14U NTDP and the six director's picks, will come together to make the 72-man 15U Trials roster.

Additional secondary events may be held throughout the year by USA Baseball that may also be used to identify players for current or future 15U National Team Trials. These events may include, but are not limited to, the National High School Invitational (NHSI), 14U/17U Championships and additional events held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

Once the 72 players have been identified and invited, they will convene at the National Training Complex in Cary for the 2017 USA Baseball 15U National Team Trials. For the first portion of 15U Trials, players will be split into four teams and participate in practices and intrasquad games. After the first three days, the 72-man Trials roster will be cut down to 34 players. Those 34 will remain to participate in additional games and workouts to compete for one of the final 20 roster spots on the 2017 USA Baseball 15U National Team. The 15U National Team will compete in the 2017 COPABE Pan Am "AA" Championships in Cartagena, Colombia, from Aug. 11-20.

Information contained in this selection process document is subject to change at the sole discretion of USA Baseball and without further notice.

Early opportunities to be identified in 2017 for the 2018 USA Baseball 15U National Team include the 2017 14U National Team Development Program and the 2017 NTIS. Four (4) players from the 2017 14U NTDP will be invited to the 2018 15U National Team Trials. Twelve (12) players from the 2017 14U NTIS will be invited to the 2018 15U National Team Trials, with the remainder being selected via the National Team Championships and additional secondary events.

To be considered for the 15U National Team, please email Play@USABaseball.com.