JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — The Israel Lacrosse Association has announced tryout dates for the women’s national team which will compete at the 2013 FIL Women’s World Cup, to be held in July at the Oshawa Civic Recreation Centre near Toronto, Canada.
The team’s roster will be composed of mostly Israeli players, as well as several Jewish players from abroad, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL).
Israel Lacrosse has partnered with Tri-State Lacrosse to conduct a tryout for American-based players, which will take place at The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ on Sunday, January 13th at 8pm. In addition to the facility, Tri-State Lacrosse (www.trilax.com) will be providing coaches and evaluators. Players must hold Jewish ancestry to participate in the American tryout. A kosher meal will be provided courtesy of the “Friends of Cougar Lacrosse” Kean University boosters.
“The Peddie School and Tri-State Lacrosse are honored to be able to support the Israeli Women’s World Lacrosse Team for tryouts and in any other way we are able,” said Tri-State Lacrosse Founder Bob Turco. “We are looking forward to contributing in January and following the team to Toronto.”
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
The team will train July 4-8 in Ashkelon, Israel, before flying as a team to Toronto on July 9. Interested players should contact Scott Neiss at [email protected] to register for to tryout. Walk-ins will not be permitted to participate. Players who are unavailable on the tryout date are encouraged to submit their information as additional tryout dates may be added based on sufficient interest.
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. Information regarding the tryout process for the men’s national team will be announced in the near future.