What an exciting time for International Lacrosse as we get closer and closer to the 2014 FIL World championships in Denver! Rosters are being trimmed down to a final set, numbers are being assigned, players are working harder than ever to prepare, and many fundraising efforts are nearing their final stages!
China Lacrosse Prepping For Denver
I don’t know about you, but I am thrilled to see China join lacrosse’s world stage. Once the China Lacrosse Association gets a taste of the World Championships, the hunger for future growth should only grow, and Asia could have another top level program. Things are looking up!
If you want to get involved in China’s crowd funding efforts, the link can be found here!
Thanks to Dylan Bassham for the tip!
Please, HELP THE DUTCH!
The Dutch Men’s National Team is in dire need of support to make it to Denver this Summer. Please, do not let them sit at home while other nations are playing! There are only 64 hours left (at the time of publication), and A LOT of giving to be done. Can someone step in and be a superhero for the MDNT?
Please share the above link with anyone who might be interested in helping. This is SERIOUS!
Thailand Keeping Busy – Adds Indoor Team
Thailand has been keeping busy lately, and part of that is naming an Indoor Team coach. 2015 is just around the corner, but it looks like the TLA will be joining the fray in Six Nations.
Scandinavian Lacrosse Challenge
This weekend, there is some serious lacrosse going down in Scandinavia. We got a great update from Axel Andrup, the referee-in-chief for Sweden Lacrosse:
This weekend in Stockholm there will be a preparation-Tournament for Denver this summer! Its called “Scandinavian Lacrosse Challenge”. This year participating countries are Sweden, Finland and Norway.
There will be two Finnish Referees who are going to Denver reffing together with two upcoming swedish referees.
This is a fundrasing event and it would give us great pleasure if you could help us out and post about this on laxallstars. there is more info to find on our Facebook site and the event.
Check these guys out! We saw a team of Finnish box lacrosse players from Turku at the Ales Hrebesky Memorial, so we know Scandinavian Lacrosse is the real deal!
Ireland Lacrosse Roster
Tadhg Bolger – Midfield Dublin, IRL
Tom Burke – Midfield Massapequa, NY USA
Aaron Cahill – Midfield Guilderland, NY USA
Sonny Campbell – Midfield / FO Galway, IRL
Mike McTernan – Midfield Cortland Manor, NY USA
John O’Connor – Midfield Waterford, IRL
Mike Shea – Midfield Bronx, NY USA
Martin Scanlon – Midfield Letterkenny, Co Donegal IRL
Paddy O’Leary – Midfield Enniscorthy, Co Wexford IRL
Zak Jordan – Midfield /FO London, England UK
Sean Gibson – Midfield / Attack Blackrock, Co. Louth IRL
Tom Riley – Attack / Midfield West Nyack, NY USA
Brian Gillis – Attack N. Vancouver, BC Canada
Cillian Murphy – Attack Dublin, IRL
Kristian Prior – Attack Merrick, NY USA
Paul Murran – Attack Waterford, IRL
Conor Walsh – Defense Dublin, IRL
Ryan Licht – Defense Bridgewater, NJ USA
Patrick Ferry – Defense / LSM Belfast, N. Ireland
Jerry Nevin – Defense San Francisco, CA USA
JT Prior – Defense/LSM Merrick, NY USA
Kevin Quinn – Goalie Ballina, Co Mayo IRL
Connor Sweeney – Goalie South Salem, NY USA
Aussie Under 18 Championships
Lacrosse is often a family affair in Australia, an nowhere is this more evident than WA winning the U18 national title, thanks in some part to the efforts of Nick Graham. Nick’s older brother is Thomas Graham, and Tom is currently on the Australian national team for Denver. Looks like there could be another Graham in 2018 for the Sharks. WA took down Victoria 14-9 in the game, and they were coached by Glenn Morley, a former national team player from WA, who also happens to be a good friend of LAS. Congrats to WA and Glenn on the title!
If you have an international piece of news, send it on over to us and we will include it in our next update!