ISRAEL LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE HELD IN TEL AVIV ON JULY 11TH

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Tel Aviv Lacrosse Club will host Jerusalem

Lacrosse Club in the second annual Israel Lacrosse Championship Game

at Hayarkon Sportek on July 11th at 6:00 PM. The two teams will

compete for the right to raise the Israel Lacrosse Cup, which will be

recognized as Israel?s national championship trophy for years to come.

 

The match, which is being organized and promoted by Israel Lacrosse,

is free and open to the public, with VIP tickets (including food and

beverages) for sale for 80 NIS, or 100 NIS day of game. In addition to

complimentary admission to the game, there will be on-field contests,

halftime entertainment, and fan giveaways throughout the evening.

 

Mickey-Miles Felton, the head men’s lacrosse coach at University of

Arizona, will serve as coach for Tel Aviv, while Shelley Sheiner, the

head men?s lacrosse coach at Kean University in New Jersey, is

currently leading Jerusalem. The two teams will also meet in an exhibition match in Jerusalem on

July 5th at Kraft Stadium, with game time scheduled for 7:00 PM.

 

Israel’s men’s national lacrosse team, comprised of players from

Jerusalem LC, Tel Aviv LC, and Jewish players from abroad, recently

completed their debut campaign in international competition with a

perfect 4-0 record in pool play, finishing 8th overall. Including

exhibition matches, Israel was 7-5, with statement wins over No. 9

Ireland and No. 11 Wales. Israel also fielded men?s and women?s

festival teams, which were both victorious in the EC12 Festival, a

tournament featuring club teams from across the world.

 

Israel Lacrosse, a non-profit organization dedicated to the

development of the sport in Israel, was officially recognized by the

Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) in June of 2011. Israel is

now eligible to participate in FIL international lacrosse

competitions, including the 2014 Men?s World Championship which will

be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colorado. The FIL

also operates a Women?s World Cup, Men?s and Women?s U-19, and Men?s

Indoor championship events. The organization is also conducting several youth clinics this summer

across the country. The program kicked off in June in Ashkelon, and is

making stops in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Bat Yam, Karmiel, and

other locations.

 

If you are an athlete who is interested in playing lacrosse in Israel,

please e-mail Scott Neiss at scott@lacrosse.co.il.

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