Women’s trial in NJ attracts top talentThe Israel Lacrosse Association held the first of two tryouts this past weekend for the women’s national team which which will compete at the 2013 FIL Women’s World Cup. The tryout, held at the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, was ran in conjunction with Tri-State Lacrosse, to give American-based players who are eligible for Israeli citizenship the opportunity to show their skills.
The night kicked off with a frenzy as nearly 30 excited potential players took to the appropriately colored blue-and-white turf at the Peddie School. The tryout attracted top current players and alumni of prestigious D1 lacrosse programs such as Boston University, Dartmouth, George Washington, New Hampshire, Princeton, Stanford, Temple, Vermont, Yale, as well as several D3 powerhouses and other strong potential players.
The tryout for Israel-based players will take place at HaYarkon Sportek in Tel Aviv on Friday, February 22nd at 11am. Players must hold residency in Israel or be born in Israel to participate in the Israeli tryout.
The tournament will mark Israel’s debut in the quadrennial world championship, as well as the first Israel national lacrosse team to compete in an official FIL event. Israel’s men’s national team recently finished eighth in the 2012 European Lacrosse Championships.
In addition to the 2013 Women’s World Cup, Israel will be fielding a team in the 2014 Men’s World Championship.