Cooper Johnson Named to USA Baseball 18U National Team

Cooper Johnson has been selected to the 18U National Team and will represent USA Baseball at the WBSC World Cup in Japan later this month.  Below is the press release from USA Baseball's website:

FULLERTON, Calif. --
Following the completion of the final phase of trials, the final 20-man roster for the 2015 USA Baseball 18U National Team was announced on Wednesday. The squad will remain in Fullerton, Calif., for the next two days where it will continue training alongside the 17U National Team Development Program.

The 20 players selected to the final roster for the 18U National Team will look to defend its gold medal from the 2013 WBSC 18U/'AAA' World Cup, when it competes in the 2015 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Nishinomiya, Japan. The 18U National Team has won gold medals in each of the last four years, including back-to-back World Cups in 2012 and 2013.
In 2015, the 18U National Team will be led by Barbe (La.) High School head coach Glenn Cecchini, a veteran of numerous Team USA identification events. Cecchini is joined by assistant coaches Eric Kibler and David Eckstein, pitching coach Greg Moore, certified athletic trainer Josh Cohen and strength and conditioning coach Eric Cressey. The team administration will be overseen by 18U National Team director Shaun Cole.
For more information on the USA Baseball 18U National Team, please visit and follow @USABaseball18U on Twitter.
The final 20-man USA Baseball 18U National Team roster is as follows:
Michael Amditis, C, Boca Raton, Fla.
Ian Anderson, RHP, Rexford, N.Y.
Daniel Bakst, IF, New York, N.Y.
William Benson, IF/OF, Atlanta, Ga.
Austin Bergner, RHP, Windermere, Fla.
Jordan Butler, LHP, Odessa, Fla.
Hagen Danner, RHP/C, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence, Ala.
Kevin Gowdy, RHP, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Hunter Greene, RHP/INF, Stevenson Ranch, Calif.
Cooper Johnson, C, Mundelein, Ill.
Reggie Lawson, RHP, Adelanto, Calif.
Morgan McCullough, IF, Seattle, Wash.
Mickey Moniak, OF, Encinitas, Calif.
Nick Pratto, IF/LHP, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Nicholas Quintana, IF, Las Vegas, Nevada
Ryan Rolison, LHP, Jackson, Tenn.
Blake Rutherford, OF, Simi Valley, Calif.
Cole Stobbe, IF, Omaha, Neb.
Forrest Whitley, RHP, San Antonio, Texas

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