Ashkelon LC was established through the generous support of the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership.

Ashkelon LC was established through the generous support of the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership.

ASHKELON, ISRAEL — Israel’s largest hotbed of youth lacrosse, Ashkelon, will be home to a team in the Israel Premier Lacrosse League.

Ashkelon joins Barak Netanya LC and Haifa LC as the third of at least four men’s teams competing in the inaugural season of the IPLL.

Baltimore native Howard Offit, who won three national championships at Johns Hopkins University and another three for Maryland Lacrosse Club, will coach Ashkelon LC. Offit has 20+ years of coaching experience, including successful stretches with UMBC, Hopkins, Landon High School and Georgetown Prep. Offit was also instrumental in the establishment of the Tewaaraton Trophy award, presented annually to the most outstanding NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse player.

Ashkelon LC, which boasts the strongest youth programs in Israel, will now have a first-tier team competing in the Premier League.

Ashkelon LC, which boasts the strongest youth programs in Israel, will now have a first-tier team competing in the Premier League.

“The opportunity to help young athletes follow their passion and maximize their potential is the reason that I love coaching,” said Offit. “To go to Ashkelon, where I’m personally connected as a Baltimorean, and to have the ability to contribute and get more people involved in the sport in my home community in Israel is exceptionally meaningful.”

The club is expected to play home games at New Municipal Stadium, which serves as the official training grounds of Liga Leumit’s Hapoel Ashkelon Football Club.

The Premier League, which kicks off its inaugural season in Summer 2015, will be comprised of primarily collegiate players with NCAA eligibility remaining.

The "Premier League" will be comprised of primarily active collegiate lacrosse players in at least four major Israeli cities.

The “Premier League” will be comprised of primarily active collegiate lacrosse players in at least four major Israeli cities.

Ashkelon LC was established through the generous support of the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership, and the club expects to attract athletes who hail from its sister city to spend their summers in the southern coastal city.

Premier League athletes will have internship and volunteer opportunities in coaching young lacrosse players in their city, as well as in marketing, public relations and operations for their club. Affordable housing will also be made available to visiting players in the “Lacrosse Embassy” of each city.

Athletes who are interested in competing in Ashkelon, or elsewhere in the Israel Premier Lacrosse League can register at http://www.israellacrosse.com/IPLL — Players of all nationalities and religious backgrounds are encouraged to participate.

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Israel will hold a tryout in Philadelphia for the U-19 team which will compete at September's World Lacrosse Challenge.

Israel will hold a tryout in Philadelphia for the U-19 team which will compete at September’s World Lacrosse Challenge.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Team Israel will be holding a tryout camp for the U-19 Indoor team which will be competing at the first-ever World Lacrosse Challenge in September.

The tryout camp will take place at United Sports in Downingtown, PA, in conjunction with the Israel Lacrosse Philadelphia Showcase on June 13th and 14th.

The team will be coached 13-year NLL pro Chad Culp (Buffalo Bandits), Dan Deckelbaum (Philadelphia Wings), Kevin Harper (Oakville Titans) and Dalton Lundy (Clarington Green Gaels).

Training will be held on Saturday, June 13th from 9:00-11:00 PM, and an exhibition game against US Indoor Lacrosse will be held on Sunday, June 14th from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Players who are participating in the tryout are also encouraged to take part in the Israel U-19 Showcase (Field Lacrosse) Game at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, which begins at 2:00 PM.

Athletes who are interested in participating in the indoor tryout should contact team GM Andrew Copeland at andrew@lacrosse.co.il.

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The Israel women's national team will compete in Sunday's Showcase at The Proving Grounds near Philadelphia.

The Israel women’s national team will compete in Sunday’s Showcase at The Proving Grounds near Philadelphia.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel Lacrosse will visit Philadelphia on June 12-14, with a set of exhibition games at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken highlighting a full weekend of activities.

The weekend, which features the Israel men’s and women’s national lacrosse teams, plus girls and boys U-19, U-14 and Masters teams representing Israel, is being held in support of the blue-and-white’s first-ever homegrown U-19 women’s national team, which will be competing at the FIL Rathbones Women’s 2015 U-19 Lacrosse World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland in July.

Israel will also host a tryout camp for the U-19 Indoor Team which will compete at September’s World Lacrosse Challenge in Six Nations, and the men’s national indoor team will hold a closed-door training camp at United Sports in Downingtown.

Israel Lacrosse Philadelphia Showcase Schedule

Saturday, June 13th
8:30 PM – Men’s and Masters joint-training with Hungary (Cabrini)
8:30 PM – Men’s Indoor Training Camp (United Sports)
9:00 PM – U-19 Men’s Indoor Tryout Camp (United Sports)

Sunday, June 14th
7:00 AM – Men’s Indoor Training Camp (United Sports)
9:00 AM – Israel U-19 vs US Indoor Lacrosse (United Sports)
11:00 AM – Boys Youth Clinic (The Proving Grounds-Field 1)
12:00 PM – Girls Youth Clinic (The Proving Grounds-Field 1)
12:30 PM – Israel U-14 Boys vs TBD (The Proving Grounds-Field 2)
1:30 PM – Israel U-14 Girls vs TBD (The Proving Grounds-Field 1)
2:00 PM – Israel U-19 Boys vs TBD (The Proving Grounds-Field 2)
3:00 PM – Israel U-19 Girls vs TBD (The Proving Grounds-Field 1)
3:30 PM – Israel Men vs Hungary (The Proving Grounds-Field 2)
4:30 PM – Israel Women vs TBD (The Proving Grounds-Field 1)

-Player Registration Form
*The Israel Lacrosse Association invites Jewish-American athletes at all levels to register to join Team Israel.

Note: Players interested in the U-19 Men’s Indoor Tryout should contact Andrew Copeland at andrew@lacrosse.co.il

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Team Israel made its’ international debut in the box game, competing in the 2015 European Box Lacrosse Invitational near Prague, Czech Republic, last weekend. The blue-and-white scored their first-ever win against 7th-ranked Ireland, but lost close games to Finland and host Czech Republic. The series of exhibition games were held in preparation for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, which will be hosted by the Iroquois Nationals near Syracuse, NY, in September.

Saturday Recap – Israel 17, Ireland 8

Team Israel was victorious in their international box debut on Saturday night against 7th-ranked Ireland.

The blue-and-white got off to a hot start, as Seth Mahler scored Israel’s first-ever goal in international indoor competition at 1:05, on a fast-break opportunity. Israel jumped out to a 4-0 advantage before Kevin Owens put Ireland on the board at 14:28.

The Irish battled back to but the deficit to 6-4 at the half, but the final 30 minutes was all Israel.

Ireland was held scoreless for nearly the entire third quarter, as Israel rattled off five straight goals to take an 11-4 advantage. Both teams found themselves in penalty trouble, but Ireland conceded two penalty shots for having three consecutive fouls. Israel capitalized by going 2-for-2 with goals from Kevin Harper and Kyle Bergman.

Bergman and Harper led Israel, with each scoring three goals and one assist. Benjamin Herman and Bryan Hopper each added three goals, with Mahler (one goal, one assist) and Chase Clark (one goal, one assist) also having multi-point nights.

Dalton Lundy, Mark Jutkowitz and Harrison Freid added singles, while Pat Janson, Daniel Bialosky, Zachary Ross, Matthew Flapan and Andrew Copeland chipped in an assist each.

Copeland (60:00, 33 saves, 8 GA) earned the win in goal.

Sean Gibson (four goals, one assist) and Owens (three goals, one assist) led Ireland, while Mike Shea (one goal) and Dan Kelly (one assist) also chipped in.

Colm Murphy (30:00, 16 saves, 6 GA) and Sean Murphy (30:00, 8 saves, 11 GA) split time in goal. Sean Murphy was credited the loss.

Israel (1-0) meets the host Czech Republic (2-0) on Sunday at 5pm local. Ireland (0-2) is seeking their first win of the weekend, as they’re back in action first thing in the morning against Switzerland (0-1) at 11am local.

Sunday Recap – Czech Republic 13, Israel 9

Team Israel had the Czech Republic on the ropes, but a 4-1 fourth-quarter quashed the blue-and-white’s upset bid, as the hosts finished the weekend with a perfect 3-0 record against their European counterparts.

The game was close the entire way, with Israel holding a 7-6 halftime advantage, but Czech Republic rattled off three straight scores to take a 9-7 lead.

Israel would answer back, but another three-goal run in the final frame would put the game away.

Jiří Košťál (five goals, four assists) dominated for the Czechs, with Dominik Pešek (three goals, one assist) and Radek Skála (two goals, four assists) also contributing.

Petr Poupě and Jan Skokan each chipped in one goal and one assist, with Tomáš Žipaj (one goal) and Pavel Došlý (one assist) cracking the scoresheet as well.Dominik Sika (30:00, 16 saves, 7 GA) and Tomáš Čekal (30:00, 17 saves, 2 GA) split time in goal; Čekal was credited the win.

Kevin Harper led Israel with four goals, while Kyle Bergman and Chase Clark chipped in two goals and one assist each. Bryan Hopper (three assists) and Matthew Flapan (one goal, one assist) also cracked the scoresheet.

Andrew Copeland (60:00, 47 saves, 13 GA) was dealt the loss in net.

Czech Republic finishes the weekend with a 3-0 record. Israel (1-1) meets Finland (1-1) on Monday at 9am local.

Monday Recap – Finland 9, Israel 8 (OT)

A third 60-minute game in as many days wasn’t enough to decide a winner between Finland and Israel, who both entered their final match of the weekend with a 1-1 record.

Israel jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, as they held the Finns scoreless for the opening 18:22. However, Finland battled back to notch the game at three goals apiece.

The teams traded goals throughout the second half, before Altti Hyytiäinen’s score with 6:18 remaining game Finland an 8-7 advantage, their first of the game. Kyle Bergman would answer back for the blue-and-white moments later to tie the game and force overtime.

With 180 minutes logged and both teams physically drained, sudden-death overtime began and both sides had several opportunities to notch the win. Roope Jokela would finally deliver the game-winner at 5:01 of overtime, and Devan Wray’s troops celebrated their first team win against another national team.

Brett Kujala (three goals, two assists), Jarno Aaltonen (two goals, three assists), Jokela (two goals, two assists) and Hyytiäinen (two goals, one assist) were responsible for Finland’s offensive effort. Severni Koskinen added an assist. Juri Elonen (60:00, 29 saves, 8 GA) earned the win in goal.

Israel was led by Bergman (four goals, two assists) and Kevin Harper (two assists), while Seth Mahler, Dalton Lundy, Mark Jutkowitz and Matthew Flapan each added a goal. Chase Clark chipped in one assist.

Andrew Copeland (60:00, 42 saves, 9 GA) was dealt the loss.

Caps (x3): Kyle Bergman, Daniel Bialosky, Chase Clark, Andrew Copeland, David Dennenberg, Benjamin Herman, Mark Jutkowitz, Dalton Lundy, Matthew Flapan, Harrison Freid, Kevin Harper, Bryan Hopper, Patrick Janson, Seth Mahler, Zachary Ross, Philip Sussingham

Tel Aviv LC also represented Israel at the 2015 Aleš Hřebeský Memorial. The Israeli club finished in 6th place out of 21 clubs, an improvement from 10th place in 2014.

Results
Tel Aviv 7, Turku Titans 5
Tel Aviv 5, Bundeswehr LC 3
Round of 16 – Tel Aviv 9, Team Germany 0
Quarterfinals – Ladner Pioneers 7, Tel Aviv 1
Consolation Playoff – Prague Sports 8, Istanbul Sultans 2*
5th Place Game – Jižní Město 4, Prague Sports 3*

*To avoid competing on Shabbat, Tel Aviv LC withdrew from the tournament and “Prague Sports”, composed of many players from Tel Aviv, took its place.

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Cohen, who coached Israel's U-19 National Develepmental Program in December, re-joins Israel Lacrosse this summer in a dual-role.

Cohen, who coached Israel’s U-19 National Develepmental Program in December, re-joins Israel Lacrosse this summer in a dual-role.

ASHKELON, ISRAEL — The Israel Lacrosse Association has announced Scott Cohen will serve as an assistant coach for both the women’s national team which will compete at the 2015 European Championships in Nymburk, Czech Republic, as well as Israel’s U-19 team which will compete at the International Festival of Lacrosse in Edinburgh, Scotland this summer.

Cohen, who served as a women’s coach for the U-19 Israel National Developmental program this winter, has a strong coaching resume including stints at Marymount University, Occidental College, Chaminade Prep, Mater Dei High School, and Scream Lacrosse Club.

“We are very excited to add Cohen to our staff,” said women’s national team head coach Kelsey MacDonald, who coincidentally worked alongside Cohen at a summer camp at Denver University. “He brings a tremendous amount of positive energy and knowledge, and will be a great addition to our team.”

Cohen, a graduate of Western New England College, will relocate to Ashkelon in early June to help the teams prepare for their respective tournaments.

“Scott brings a lot to the table as a coach, as a person, and as an advocate for Israel Lacrosse,” said U-19 festival head coach Kim Dubansky. “He is fully on board and his passion and enthusiasm make him a strong addition to our staff.”

This summer is a busy one for Israel’s women’s national program — in addition to the national team tournaments abroad, a six-game exhibition tour, in conjunction with men’s Israel Premier League games, will be held across the Jewish State to promote the women’s game.

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The first-ever U-19 team to represent Israel in an FIL competition will travel to Scotland in July.  The blue-and-white will be competing in both the World Cup and the International Lacrosse Festival.

The first-ever U-19 team to represent Israel in an FIL competition will travel to Scotland in July. The blue-and-white will be competing in both the World Cup and the International Lacrosse Festival.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The Israel Lacrosse Association has announced their 38-player roster for the Israel women’s national team which will compete at the 2015 FIL Women’s U-19 World Cup and International Festival of Lacrosse, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from July 23-August 1.

Israel’s roster is composed of both Israeli players, as well as members of the Jewish diaspora, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL).

The roster was selected after a series of tryouts at Voldenberg Field in Ashkelon, as well as formal evaluations held in conjunction with the Israel U-19 Winter Developmental Program.

“Our staff has been working around the clock to recruit and prepare our first-ever U-19 national team,” said Israel head coach Hannah Deoul, a native of Baltimore who made Aliyah to Ashkelon in October of 2014. “We could not be more excited and confident with the energetic, hard working group we have assembled.”

In conjunction with the Israel Lacrosse Tzedakah Program, each player will be competing in honor of a charity of their choosing. A portion of the national team’s general fundraising efforts has been committed to each charity.

NO POS NAME HOMETOWN TZEDAKAH
1 D Nikol Baglay Ashkelon, Israel Knafayim Shel Krembo
2 F Rotem Ben Zino Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
3 F Alison Koff Denver, CO Rose Youth Foundation
4 M Nastia Pyankov Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
5 F Orly Yehuda Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
6 F Noga Garin Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
7 D Maor Malrah Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
8 D Talya Ozeri Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
9 M Molly Covarrubias Framingham, MA Friends of IDF
10 M Shilat Ohayon Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
11 F Alex Ginsberg New York, NY Special Olympics Israel
12 D Rotem Gozlan Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
13 G Gal Peretz Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
14 M Mikaella Rutenberg Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
15 M Julie Wise London, England Etgarim
16 F/M Rachel Becker Cherry Hill, NJ Moadonit Smadar
17 F Talia Ben Shetareet Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
18 F Serenah Cale Arad, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
19 F Chasia Warshow Naperville, IL Jewish National Fund
20 D Genna Portner Ellicott City, MD Sharsheret
21 G Rebecca Wilen Mount Laurel, NJ Project Lev
22 M Gabriella Cheban Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
23 D Tahlee Yichye Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Rockets Into Roses
24 M Anna Ilnitzki Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
25 F/M Gina Salemi Novi, MI URJ 6 Points Sports Academy Scholarship Fund
26 F Natalie Lowenstein Huntington Beach, CA Save a Child’s Heart
27 D Jenna Baverman Baltimore, MD Sharsheret
28 F Charly Walter Bethesda, MD Makif Heh School
29 F Sivan Gvili Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
30 D Matty Novick New Canaan, CT Beit Canada Absorption Center
31 D Ilana Sunshine Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
32 D Sabina Skolnick Mission Hills, KS Midwest Center for Holocaust Education
33 G Alex Freedman Villanova, PA Friends of the IDF
34 F Shiran Malrah Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
35 F Drew Reno Cross River, NY Westchester Hadassah
36 D Lilly Pollak Owings Mills, MD Friends of the IDF
37 M Sami Hirsch Commack, NY Sticks for Kids
38 M Emma Novick New Canaan, CT Technion


Me’et Machleef: Yasmin Ahdut, Lucy Hass, Sandra Mentyukov, Lika Pismani

General Manager: Julia Szafman
Head Coach (Championship): Hannah Deoul
Assistant Coaches (Championship): Emily Brodsky, Taylor Roy, Amanda Tuck
Head Coach (Festival): Kim Dubansky
Athletic Trainer: Mike Boisselle

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Ilay Mashash and Ashkelon LC will represent Israel in international lacrosse competition at the 12th annuel ISB Youth Tournament in Brussels later this month.

Ilay Mashash and Ashkelon LC will represent Israel in international lacrosse competition at the 12th annuel ISB Youth Tournament in Brussels later this month.

ASHKELON, ISRAEL — Ashkelon Lacrosse Club announced their roster for the 12th annual Brussels Youth Lacrosse Tournament, which takes place March 27-29 in Brussels, Belgium.

The tourmament marks the second straight year Israel has sent a delegation of entirely “homegrown” players to represent the Jewish State in an international lacrosse competition.

The Ashkelon club, which is coached by Israel men’s national team player Seth Mahler, features mostly athletes who have only been playing the sport for 12-18 months, but have progressed their skills quickly and expect to be ready to compete internationally.

No    Name                 Position        Resides
1     Roi Lerner           Goal            Ashkelon, Israel
20    Hayden Edelson       Defense         Great Neck, NY
50    Sefi Itzhak          Midfield        Ashkelon, Israel
55    Adi Comorov          Midfield        Ashkelon, Israel
60    Moshiko Haviv        Forward         Ashkelon, Israel
66    Asaf Orgad           Defense         Ashkelon, Israel
67    Daniel Furmanov      Forward         Ashkelon, Israel
68    Itamar Arad          Midfield        Ashkelon, Israel
72    Alexandre Mihailov   Midfield        Ashkelon, Israel
79    Michael Orziv        Forward         Ashkelon, Israel
90    Benor Buniel         Midfield        Ashkelon, Israel
91    Daniel Obreja        Midfield        Ashkelon, Israel
94    Nohorai Buniel       Midfield        Ashkelon, Israel
95    Ilay Mashash         Defense         Ashkelon, Israel
96    Or Machluf           Defense         Ashkelon, Israel
98    Masimilian Savchuk   Forward         Ashkelon, Israel

Head Coach:  Seth Mahler
Assistant Coach:  Andrew Landsman

The tournament, which is co-hosted by Belgium Lacrosse and the ISB Raiders at the International School of Brussels, features 10 teams from four countries, including the International School of Brussels Varsity and JV squads and the Braine Lions from Belgium, Spencer and Wilmslow from the United Kingdom, as well as Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Hamburgh from Germany.

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Ari Sussman and Team Israel will come together for a pair of exhibition games in New York to benefit the growth of youth lacrosse in the Jewish State.

Ari Sussman and Team Israel will come together for a pair of exhibition games in New York to benefit the growth of youth lacrosse in the Jewish State.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Ari Sussman, who led the world in scoring at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships, headlines Team Israel’s roster for a pair of exhibition games later this month against the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse, and New York Athletic Club, which is widely recognized as the top club team in the nation.

The March 27-29 event, which also features the Israel women’s national team in exhibition play against NYAC, plus boys and girls U-19, U-14 and Masters teams representing Israel, is being held in support of the launch of the inaugural season of the Israel Premier Lacrosse League (IPLL), which faces off this summer in the Jewish State.

The Lizards, who recently acquired two-time MLL MVP Paul Rabil in a blockbuster deal with the Boston Cannons, are preparing for their season opener on April 12th against the Ohio Machine.

NYAC, winners of the national championship in seven of the last nine years, are coming off back-to-back undefeated seasons.

Admission to all games are free and open to the public. Players and attendees are encouraged to donate lightly-used sticks, helmets, goggles, and protective gear to our equipment drive, which is being conducted in support of the growth of youth lacrosse programs in cities across Israel. Free t-shirts will be given to those who bring the most equipment.

NO POS NAME HOMETOWN / COLLEGE
1 M Bryan Hopper Ridgewood, NJ / Hamilton
3 LSM Casey Rahn Princeton, NJ / UMass
4 LSM Benjamin Smith Longmeadow, MA / Harvard
7 M/FO Jesse Kane Roslyn, NY / Oberlin
10 D Jonathan Rathauser Montgomery, NJ / McGill
11 F Joel Derechinsky Gordon, MA / Gordon
12 M Richard Cheifitz Fair Lawn, NJ / Kean
16 M Cody Levine Purchase, NY / Cornell
17 M Matthew Shankoff Flemington, NJ / Penn State
19 F Michael Feldberg Voorhees, NJ / Providence
22 F Yotam Drori Ashkelon, Israel / Makif Daled
23 M Daniel Deckelbaum Owings Mills, MD / Delaware
25 M Joshua Offit Bethesda, MD / Duke
26 D Chris Friedman Freeport, NY / Briarcliffe
27 D Adam Crystal Baldwin, NY / Drexel
23 F Jeff Cohen Syosset, NY / Harvard
31 D Mark Jutkowitz Bethesda, MD / Maryland
32 M Daniel Leventhal Chappaqua, NY / Tufts
33 F Ari Sussman New Haven, CT / Dartmouth
35 G Michael Horowitz Randolph, NJ / Muhlenberg
40 F Matthew Hull Smithtown, NY / Harvard
42 LSM Noah Knopf New York, NY / Harvard
43 M Kyle Bergman New York, NY / Drexel
44 M Erik Myers Del Mar, CA / Penn State
56 D Harrison Freid Needham, MA / Michigan
62 G Jacob Goodelman Wantagh, NY / Providence
72 D Andrew Pollack Glastonbury, CT / Dartmouth
88 G Ted Bergman Media, PA / Wesleyan
91 M Zachary Pall Setauket, NY / Hofstra
96 M/FO Michael Grosz St. Louis, MO / Robert Morris


Head Coach: Bill Beroza
Assistant Coaches: Howard Offit, Shelley Sheiner, Eric Wolf
General Manager: Howard Borkan

Israel Lacrosse New York Showcase Schedule

Saturday, March 28th
7:00 PM – Israel (Men) vs. New York Athletic Club (Asphalt Green NYC)
9:00 PM – Israel (Masters) vs. Team 135 (Asphalt Green NYC)

Sunday, March 29th
8:00 AM – Israel (U-14 Boys) vs. Westchester Select (Hewlett High School)
10:00 AM – Israel (Men) vs. New York Lizards (Hewlett High School)
12:00 PM – Israel (U-19 Men) “Blue vs. White” Game (Hewlett High School)
1:15 PM – Israel (U-19 Women) vs. Team Elevate (Hewlett High School)
2:30 PM – Israel (Women) vs. New York Athletic Club (Hewlett High School)
4:00 PM – Israel (U-14 Girls) vs. Team Elevate (Hewlett High School)

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Israel is seeking a head coach for the men's national team which will compete at the 2016 European Lacrosse Championships.

Israel is seeking a head coach for the men's national team which will compete at the 2016 European Lacrosse Championships.

The Israel men’s national team is seeking a head coach for the team which will be competing in the 2016 European Championships, held in Budapest, Hungary. As the team will be composed of entirely Israel-based players, we are seeking a coach who is willing to relocate for a 10-month term in order to prepare the team with training sessions 2-3x weekly.

In addition to coaching at the Senior level, responsibilities include involvement in the development of Israel’s U-19 World Championship team, Israel’s Men’s National Developmental Program, and boys/men’s lacrosse in general in Israel.

Collegiate lacrosse playing experience, previous coaching experience or equivalents preferred. Basic knowledge of Hebrew language is a plus but is not required. Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references.

Housing and travel expenses will be provided. Modest stipend/salary available based upon experience. 10-month term is negotiable within reason.

Contact for application and information: Scott Neiss, Executive Director. E-mail: scott@lacrosse.co.il

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Josh Offit and Team Israel will meet the New York Lizards and NYAC in March.

Josh Offit and Team Israel will meet the New York Lizards and NYAC in March.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel Lacrosse will visit the Big Apple next month, with a set of exhibition games against some of the top teams in the United States highlighting the March 27-29 event in New York.

The weekend, which features the Israel men’s and women’s national lacrosse teams, plus girls and boys U-19, U-14 and Masters teams representing Israel, is being held in support of the launch of the inaugural season of the Israel Premier Lacrosse League (IPLL), which faces off this summer in the Jewish State.

The Israel men’s national team will meet New York Athletic Club on Saturday night in Manhattan, before heading to Hewlett, NY, to take on the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse on Sunday. The Israel women’s national team will also meet their counterparts from NYAC on Sunday.

The Lizards, who recently acquired two-time MLL MVP Paul Rabil in a blockbuster deal with the Boston Cannons, are preparing for their season opener on April 12th against the Ohio Machine.

NYAC, winners of the national championship in seven of the last nine years, are coming off back-to-back undefeated seasons.

Israel Lacrosse New York Showcase Schedule

Saturday, March 28th
7:00 PM – Israel (Men) vs. New York Athletic Club (Asphalt Green NYC)
9:00 PM – Israel (Masters) vs. Team 135 (Asphalt Green NYC)

Sunday, March 29th
8:00 AM – Israel (U-14 Boys) vs. Westchester Select (Hewlett High School)
10:00 AM – Israel (Men) vs. New York Lizards (Hewlett High School)
12:00 PM – Israel (U-19 Men) “Blue vs. White” Game (Hewlett High School)
1:15 PM – Israel (U-19 Women) vs. Team Elevate (Hewlett High School)
2:30 PM – Israel (Women) vs. New York Athletic Club (Hewlett High School)
4:00 PM – Israel (U-14 Girls) vs. Team Elevate (Hewlett High School)

-Player Registration Form
*The Israel Lacrosse Association invites Jewish-American athletes at the U-14 boys and girls level to register to join Team Israel. Please note roster openings for new US-based players on the Men’s and Women’s and U-19 teams are especially limited.

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