News is quickly spreading that the 2018 International Lacrosse Championship, hosted by the FIL, will return to Manchester, England. 2018 will mark the FOURTH time England has hosted to FIL games (1978, 1994, 2010 and now 2018), and this will give England more FIL games hosted than any other country.
Lacrosse isn’t just growing in the United States, it’s exploding across the World. The game is now played on 6 of 7 continents. This is where you’ll find International Lacrosse news and coverage from around the globe.
Starting on Friday, July 19th, Masters box lacrosse teams from Canada descended on the Kahnawà:ke Sports Complex for the Canadian Masters Lacrosse Invitational. KTV spoke with organizer, Al “Arbour” Diabo about bringing the tourney to Kahnawà:ke.
In Sean Christman’s past work for LAS, he has written about Division 3 NCAA lacrosse and the MLL. However, this piece is entirely different. When looking through the Lehigh senior night program, Sean saw something that caught his eye. Senior midfielder Kyle Stiefel was trying out for the Israeli national team.
The US Women’s Lacrosse Team has claimed it seventh world title with a 19-5 win over Canada in the finals of the tournament, which has held in Oshawa, Ontario. The US was up 14-2 at the half and cruised to victory in the second, still outscoring their opponents 5-3. This is the ninth international tournament, and the ninth finals appearance the US women have made.
The Summer of 2013 has been a special one for Israel Lacrosse so far, and with a number of events still to come, it’s high time the lacrosse world got to know one of its newer members a little more intimately. Israel Lacrosse was born in 2010, but 2013 is the year where it is taking its first BIG steps!
This week’s Reader Poll gets way too far ahead of ourselves and takes us to the 2014 FIL World Championships that will happen in Denver, Colorado next July 10th to the 19th. Yes, we’re very excited for this.
Just around the half-way point of the season both the MSL and WLA are a getting serious. The MSL top three teams are all neck and neck. The WLA is keeping everyone on their toes as the teams that started off hot have cooled, and those teams that started slow are starting to find their groove.
Shout out to Colleen O’Connor, one of two American women playing for the German National Team. She emailed us this morning to let us know about the team’s new crowdfunding campaign to help offset player travel costs to Canada for the Women’s Lacrosse World Championships later this month. There are 18 players and 6 staff members on the team, and it will cost each of them about 6,000 Euros to make the trip. Click here to support their cause.
Australia will do battle with other 18 countries (including Canada, Japan, England, USA, Wales, New Zealand and Germany) and are solid favorites (along with Team USA) to return home with a gold medal. The World Championship starts on the 10th of July and will run til the 20th of July when the Championship game will be played.
The Scotland Clydesiders have put together an artistic and inspiring video promoting their team and the sport. It’s a basic promo video, with a cool twist, and it’s well worth a couple minutes of your time.
Shendelle Oliver put together the following report on Western Australia’s national championships win. Much appreciated for the update from Down Under via a traveling girl in Europe! West Australia beats Victoria with a young state lacrosse team.
This week’s Throwback Thursday post features a great video from AccessLacrosse, which features the Brooklin Redmen taking on the Vancouver Burrards in the 1991 Mann Cup.
Early reports indicate that the vote went the Iroquois’ way, even with the phrasing of the issue, and that Bylaw 11.1, which says future group placements are dictated by the last World Games final standings, was thrown out.
Over the last few weeks, parts of Europe have seen intense flooding, and the home of the Ales Hrebesky Memorial (the greatest box lacrosse tournament in Europe) is no exception. Josh Potter joins LAS to tell his Radotin story, and to provide an avenue to assist the wonderful people of this small Czech town.
The 2012-13 Italian Championships have drawn to a conclusion! Saturday the 18th of May, and Sunday the 19th, played host to the finals of the Italian Championship, as well as the FIRST-EVER edition of the Women’s Italian Cup, which was played at the Martelli Stadium in Mantova.
Wembley Lacrosse Club, located in Perth, Australia, held a memorial day for Liam Davies at their club on Saturday, the 25th May. Liam was a 19 year old Wembley player whose life was taken tragically in January whilst holidaying in Indonesia with some of his teammates.
It’s almost that time of the year again, the temperature is rising, and the sun is waiting to bronze both man and women laxers on the beautiful beaches of Kijkduin in the Netherlands.
Gewas Schindler has written another open letter on OnondagaNation.org, and it again has to do with the Iroquois being removed from the Blue Division at the 2014 FIL World Championships in Denver, CO.
The Federation of International Lacrosse has been accepted in to the IWGA, and this is a major step towards the end goal of Olympic participation. The IWGA runs the World Games, and that is where smaller, non-Olympic sports often go, especially if they aim to play in the Olympics eventually.
Sometimes you want to cover a story that someone else has already hit out of the park. And when it comes to us covering an update on the Iroquois’ 2014 FIL Status this is the case. Matt DaSilva breaks down the Iroquois 2014 division status situation.