Team number 4 for the upcoming LASNAI is being announced here, and we’re thrilled to welcome our SECOND team from outside of North America to the tourney! Just because it’s a North American tourney doesn’t mean teams from abroad can’t play.
So far our teams are:
LASNAI Team #4 – Goldstar Tel Aviv (Israel)
While the Israeli national teams compete as members of the European Lacrosse Federation, Israel is technically located in Asia, so that means we now have four teams announced, and already we’ve covered three continents and four different countries. That alone is pretty cool!
What’s even cooler is that Tel Aviv is going to be loaded with talent. Remember when Israel finished an impressive fourth at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships? Well, this Tel Aviv team is shaping up to be pretty similar, and is sure to be a strong contender. We’ve seen good Goldstar teams before at the Ales Hrebesky, but I get the feeling this could be a beefed up version.
Beefed up because it’s looking like national team mainstays like Kyle Bergman, Bryan Hopper, and Zach Pall will all be involved heavily, which means experience, teamwork, and know-how. Coach Brad MacArthur has been continually working with the Israel guys, so they’ll be ready, and itching to play.
Add in that Israel national team keeper Zach Higgins should be dressing for Tel Aviv, and they become even stronger. If guys like Chad Culp show up? The sky (and tourney title) is the limit. I get the feeling this is going to be a superb team in the tourney, and one to watch out for.
Tel Aviv has been scrapping up the ladder at the Ales Hrebesky recently, but it looks like they’re making a serious push to win some games in Onondaga at the Fieldhouse in late September. We’ll announce more of the teams competing for glory over the next two weeks, so stay tuned.
For more on the tourney, check out our tourney update post. If you want to get involved, or get your company involved, there may still be time. Email me at Connor@LacrosseAllStars.com for more info.
Everyone involved knows this is going to be an off the charts event. We’ll have video, highlights, photos, announcers, pro players PLAYING, a vendor village, food, and so much more.
It’s going to be lit! Yeah, I said it, and I meant it.