The 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships was monumental in many ways, and Lacrosse All Stars gave you a dynamic front-row seat to the action with interviews including Team Israel’s Ryan Hunter and Israel assistant coach Casey Cittadino. It was the first time the games had been hosted in a non-English speaking country. Ever. It was also the best participation at a world games with 46 countries participating.
LaxAllStars was there to bring you all of the coverage. Over the next few weeks, we will be reliving the top moments and memories from world championships. Follow along as we bring you exclusive interviews, photos, highlight videos and more.
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Today, we are bringing you an interview that our world games broadcast host Josh Hawkins did on LASt Word with Team Israel midfielder Ryan Hunter and assistant coach Casey Cittadino. The world lacrosse championships were considered the largest sporting event ever held in the middle-eastern country. It was a special world games for Team Israel, as they finished seventh in the tournament out of 46 countries on home soil. The excitement in the air was palpable surrounding the team, and they certainly gave their best effort.
Josh, Ryan and Casey talk about the growth of the game in Israel, and the hard work that has been put in at a grassroots level to grow the game. They also share stories about the different cultures found at the world games and unique elements each of them have.
Ryan Hunter and Casey Cittadino: LASt Word
BONUS: Check out the sights and sounds segment ‘Hawkeyes’ from the opening ceremonies at Netanya Stadium in Israel by Josh Hawkins here.
MORE BONUS CONTENT: Check out all things 2018 FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championships on our site here.