10 are currently seniors in HS.
I believe the last go round Team USA only had two that were not in college the year prior to the games.
I would think a year in college would be preferable.
time will tell if the coaches picking their own players and such a "young" team will work.
Good luck in Canada!!!
this could be a result of the hold back issue getting more prevalent, I doubt very much that this team is "younger" then past U19 teams since this is age based but the fact that we have so many kids repeating a grade it might be that there just are not that many U19 eligible kids in college as there used to be