Howard Borkan

Howard Borkan
General Manager

Borkan, who will serve as the General Manager of Israel Lacrosse, has been involved in the sport in various roles for over 25 years. He helped form the NYAC Lacrosse Club in 1986, building championship-caliber teams within five years as General Manager and Vice-Chairman for both the USCLA and CALL squads. In 1988, Borkan was elected to the Board of Directors of the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation, the Long Island and New York City chapter of US Lacrosse. He has served as President, Vice-President of the LIMLF and as President (6 years), Vice President and Deputy Commissioner of the USCLA, as well as Chairman of the 1992 U-19 Championships held at Hofstra University. He was a member of the US Lacrosse Men’s International Committee for 18 years, including in a leadership role as National Teams Committee Chairman for 12 years, stepping down following the 2010 World Championships in Manchester, England. During that time, the United States won three U-19 gold medals and two Men’s World Championship gold medals. Borkan served as an assistant coach at the US Merchant Marine Academy from 1996-2001, and has coached youth lacrosse since 2008 in the Doc’s New York City program. He is a recipient of the Wittlesberger Award for outstanding contributions to club lacrosse, the Doc Schoenbaum Award for his contributions to lacrosse in the Long Island Metro area, the Harvey Cohen Achievement Award for his devotion and service to lacrosse, and is a member of the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Borkan has served as the color analyst on Cornell University men’s lacrosse broadcasts on radio and CornellBigRed.com since 2001.

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