We are inching ever closer to the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, and therefore it’s time for another international lacrosse update! The games are only 11 days away! Rosters are being trimmed down to a final set of 23, numbers are being assigned, players are working harder than ever to prepare, and any fundraising effort that isn’t done already is nearing its final stages!
Denver 2014 Promo Video
Team USA 23-Man Roster
A – Ned Crotty, New York Lizards
A – Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine
A – Kevin Leveille, Rochester Rattlers
A – Brendan Mundorf, Chesapeake Bayhawks
A – Rob Pannell, New York Lizards
A – Garrett Thul, Florida Launch
M – Matt Abbott, Chesapeake Bayhawks
M – Kevin Buchanan, Boston Cannons
M – Dan Burns, Chesapeake Bayhawks
M – Kyle Harrison, Ohio Machine
M – David Lawson, Rochester Rattlers
M – Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons
M – Max Seibald, New York Lizards
D – Mitch Belisle, Boston Cannons
D – Jesse Bernhardt, Chesapeake Bayhawks
D – Tucker Durkin, Florida Launch
D – Michael Evans, Chesapeake Bayhawks
D – Kyle Hartzell, New York Lizards (the only non D1 player on the roster)
D – Lee Zink, Denver Outlaws
G – Drew Adams, New York Lizards
G – Jesse Schwartzman, Denver Outlaws
FO – Chris Eck, Boston Cannons
FO – Greg Gurenlian, New York Lizards
Australia – Travel, LAX, Vail
Australia took off from the Land Down Under, and arrived in Los Angeles late last week. The team held a couple of training sessions, visited Dick’s Sporting Goods (to stock up on lax gear!), ate some burgers, and scrimmaged an All-Star team from the LA area, whom they defeated 15-8. Australia took a large 8-1 first quarter lead. From LA, the Sharks head to Vail for more training and warm up action, and then they play in the Blue Division against the US, Canada, the Iroquois, England, and Japan.
For more on the Aussie team, check out this interview with their head coach!
Austrian National Team Fundraiser
Check it out… there is only a little time left! The coaching staff is trying to raise $15,000. They need your help now!
100 Games Will Be Live Streamed!
100 of the World Lacrosse Championship games will be live streamed by Coaches Aid. One game for about $10, or ALL the games for $30. Seems like an easy choice… $30 it is. If you don’t want to watch EVERY game, check out ESPN’s broadcast schedule for the WLC.
Thailand Lacrosse Denver 2014 Update
Find out more about the TLA’s first WLC trip here. Also, check out their gear bags. Pretty sweet. Wonder what the rest of the gear will look like? We’ll have you covered on that stylish front and might even give some swag away to our readers! Being the Thailand GM has its perks! To see Thailand’s gloves, check out their blog! Three pairs of gloves? Yup. Three pairs.
Also, congrats to the TLA on becoming a full member of the FIL!
Denver 2014 Links Of Interest
Netherlands Lacrosse Roster
DMNT Head Coach: Neal Powless
Assistant Coach: Ryan Demorest
Assistant Coach: William Bjorness
Assistant Coach: Jared Fotis
Athletics Trainer: Mary Stein
Team Manager: Mary Bergmann
G – Rick van Niekerk (Amsterdam Lions)
G – Jesse Morssinkhof (Utrecht Domstad Devils)
D – Rick Emondts (Amsterdam Lions)
D – Ryan Phillips (SUNY Plattsburgh)
D – Hendrik de Ruiter (Muhlenberg College)
D – Lionel van Est (Groningen Gladiators)
D – Justin Maarschalkerweerd (Anne Arundel Community College)
D – Maxwell Wasscher (MSOE Raiders)
M – Jorik van Baal (Utrecht Domstad Devils)
M – Rick van Kruchten (Amsterdam Lions)
M – Jelle Eric de Vries (Amsterdam Lions)
M – James van de Veerdonk (SUNY Oneonta)
M – Graham Bergsma (BHC Lacrosse)
M – Graham Rikhof (Groningen Gladiators)
M – Rutger van Bennekum (Amsterdam Lions)
M – Hielke-Martijn de Vries (Amsterdam Lions)
M – Erwin Lijklema (Utrecht Domstad Devils)
A – Ingmar Klienbannink (Delft Barons)
A – Jelle Tuinhout (Tilburg Titans)
A – Adrian Shaproski (Amsterdam Lions)
A – Scott Janssen (New Westminster Warlocks)
A – Aaron Vanderhorst (Nanaimo Timbermen)
A. Kyle Hofstaedter (Saint Joseph’s University)
Kevin Durant – Philippines Lacrosse Fan?
Kevin Durant was in Texas, and the Philippines Lacrosse Association introduced him to PLA lacrosse. Pretty cool! The PLA will be participating in the accompanying World Championships Festival tournament, and should make their first field lacrosse appearance in 2018.