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Groups drawn for Men’s EC16

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The European Lacrosse Federation (ELF) announced that 24 countries will participate in the 2016 European Lacrosse Championships (EC16), which will be held Ju…

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The weather was cold and rainy when nearly 80 young men took the field in Ashkelon, Israel to vie for a position on the U-19 Israel Men’s National Lacrosse Team, which will compete at the 2016 FIL U…

2016 FIL Guide to International Lacrosse
The 2016 FIL Guide to International Lacrosse went up on Issuu today. Enjoy!
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Provides an overview of the Federation of International Lacrosse, its member nations and upcoming world championships and events.

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Coquitlam preps for upcoming Men’s U19 World Championship

(Coquitlam) Canada is currently preparing for the FIL Men’s U19 World Lacrosse Championships to take place 7-16 July 2016 in Coquitlam (just outside of Vancouver), British Columbia.

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As of this publish date, ten teams have committed to attend. They include seven-time defending champion USA, six-time runner-up Canada, one-time silver medalist Australia, along with U19 world championship tournament regulars England, Finland and Germany and newcomers Ireland, Israel, Hong Kong and Colombia. The CLA expects that more teams will be announced in the coming weeks.

The venue for the championship will be the Coquitlam Town Centre Park, which features four artificial turf fields and two natural grass fields. Main games will be played at Percy Perry Stadium with Ted Fridge Field, Dominic Mobilio Field and Cunnings Field also being utilized.

Use these links to find out more at the FIL Men’s U19 World Lacrosse Championships official website:
2016FILU19Lax Facebook
@U19Lax2016 Twitter

In conjunction with the U19 worlds, Coquitlam will also be hosting a 2016 World Youth Tournament for U19 Girls – July 9-11, 2016 and U15 Boys – July 13-15, 2016. For more info go to:
or contact Youth Tournament Director Dirk Rachfall The CLA is accepting team registrations through January 31, 2016.

Current World Rankings entering the tournament are:
1 – United States
2 – Canada
3 – Iroquois Nationals
4 – England
5 – Australia
6 – Germany
7 – Czech Republic
8 – Scotland
9 – Wales
10 – Bermuda
11 – Republic of Korea
12 – Finland

FIL Men’s U19 World Lacrosse Championships contacts:

Organizing Committee
For more information about the tournament and event sponsorships, please contact:
Cliff Pascas, Event Chair

Media Inquiries
Andy Watson, Marketing and Communications

Garth Cambrey

Jane Boutilier

Youth Tournament Director
Dirk Rachfall

Volunteer Coordinator
Tricia Rachfall

Web Enquiries
Kim Peterson
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Swiss Lacrosse Seeking Head Coach for National Women’s Lacrosse team to prepare for the FIL Rathbones 2017 Women’s World Cup to be held 13-22 July 2017 in Guildford, England.

Interested applicants will find information about the position in English and German at:
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Robin Howie Named FIL Men’s Rules Committee Chair
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FIL Taiwan Developmental Clinic is a Huge Success
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Kevin Dugan Receives FIL Development Award
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(TORONTO, ONTARIO) Kevin Dugan, a longtime Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) development clinician, was presented with a 2015 FIL Development Award on September 27th, 2015, for his contributions to the growth of the sport worldwide. Making the presentation during halftime of the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was FIL President, Stan Cockerton, and FIL’s Director of Development, Tom Hayes.

Dugan has been involved with lacrosse development since 2007, working to grow the game of lacrosse and improve the lives of thousands of men, women and children on numerous continents.

“Kevin has been doing this for a long time,” explains Tom Hayes. “His passion and commitment to lacrosse development has resulted in the launch of lacrosse programs in Jamaica, Kenya, and Uganda … Kevin also founded Fields of Growth, a non-profit organization that works to harness the passion of the lacrosse community to provide positive social impact through global leadership development and service.” Hayes concluded, “It’s time Kevin receives the recognition he deserves for the work he’s done over the past decade to grow the game.”
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Bob DeMarcoCongratulations Kevin….so well deserved. You continue to help grow our great game and more importantly you make a difference in so many lives throughout the world!4 months ago
Steve BrokobKevin, I’ve been following your work since I left my duty station playing lacrosse in Okinawa, Japan and am continually inspired by your passion and committment to serving others through the game of lacrosse!4 months ago   ·  1

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FIL Approves Turkey as Full Member

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(TORONTO, ONTARIO) The Federation of International Lacrosse has granted full membership privileges to the Turkey Lacrosse Association (TLA). The TLA was founded to educate, develop and disseminate information about the sport of lacrosse in the Republic of Turkey.

“We’re honored to announce that the Turkey Lacrosse Association has become a full member of the Federation of International Lacrosse,” said FIL Vice President Steve Stenersen. “The development of lacrosse in Turkey has been a wonderful example of the sport’s growing international appeal, and we are thankful for the passion of Turkish Lacrosse Association founder Patrick Dougherty and so many others who were part of making this milestone possible.”

“Becoming a full member is a giant leap forward for our organization”, said TLA Founder and Executive Director Patrick Dougherty. “This is a great honor and achievement as we lead the way for countries of our kind in the FIL and world. We bring a different perspective to the FIL full members associated with our area and kind of country.”

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Photo Caption: SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Tuesday, September 22, 2015) — Patrick Dougherty (#2), Executive Director and Founder of the Turkey Lacrosse Association, played defense for Turkey at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Dougherty celebrates with teammates Dave Deriso #8, Tyler Harryman #17, and Joseph Rainoldi #44, during Turkey’s 16-12 loss to Serbia in bracket play. Turkey won the rematch with Serbia 25-18 on Friday, 25-Sept-2015, and finished the indoor worlds in tenth place. See results at Watch Turkey in action at the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship Photo Credit: Coyote Magic Action Images
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Bob DeMarcoCongratulations Turkey Lacrosse on becoming a full time member of the FIL….special kudos to Pat Dougherty for all your hard work in helping make this happen.4 months ago   ·  3
David CraigAwesome! Congratulations and welcome Turkey Lacrosse.4 months ago   ·  2
Conni Markham-TilleyCongratulations Turkey Lacrosse!!4 months ago   ·  3
Turkiye LakrosThank you FIL and Board for supporting us since the beginning and giving us this great honour. We are extremely humbled and look forward in growing the game together. Thank you!!4 months ago   ·  3
JoAnn PatrickCongratulations! So very proud of you and the team and all others involved!4 months ago   ·  2
Judy KwanThe more the merrier4 months ago

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WILC 2015 Awards


All-World Team
All World Team honors are awarded to the tournament’s most outstanding players by position, as determined by a majority vote of the Awards Committee, based on all games played within the World Championship including the finals.

#4 Lyle Thompson, Iroquois Nationals
#42 Mark Matthews, Canada

#77 Jeff Shattler, Iroquois Nationals

#79 Sid Smith, Iroquois Nationals
#16 Chris Corbell, Canada

#48 Matt Vinc, Canada

Most Valuable Player
#15 Shawn Evans, Canada

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President’s Team
The President’s Team honors are awarded to the most outstanding players in all divisions except the blue (top) division.

#19 Chad Culp, Israel
#28 Stephen Keogh, Ireland

#34 Caleb Hall, Australia

#27 Adam Crystal, Israel
#37 Andrew McBride, Ireland

#1 Mike Cregan

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Spirit of Lacrosse Awards
The Spirit of Lacrosse Award is presented to a person from each team (and tournament referees) who is very influential to their team’s success, but not often given credit. Each award recipient is selected for this honor by their own team.

Australia, Keith Nyberg
Canada, Johnny Mouradian
Czech Republic, Jim Veltman
England, Joe Darkins
Finland, Janne Pasanen
Germany, Simon Krause
Ireland, Michael Kennedy
Iroquois Nationals, Oren Lyons
Israel, Matthew Cherry
Serbia, Ivanko Cernak
Switzerland, Attila Troesch
Turkey, Michael Moir
USA, Jimmy Butler
Officials, Frank Lawrence (Graham Lester Spirit of Lacosse)

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Bradley VreckoCongrats to my former teammate Sofo! An amazing lacrosse player who has now represented 2 nations through lacrosse. ☺4 months ago   ·  2
Robert HoseltonSofo!!!4 months ago

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Canada Wins 4th Straight WILC Gold
by Neil Stevens | (republished with permission)

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Canada’s world dominance in box lacrosse continues.

A 12-8 victory over the Iroquois Nationals on Sunday earned Canada its fourth consecutive world indoor championship and stretched its all-time record to 23-0.

Curtis Dickson scored four goals, Shawn Evans and Dan Dawson two each and Zack Greer, Dhane Smith Steve Priolo and Stephan Leblanc one each for Canada.

It was 3-3 after one quarter, Canada led 6-5 after two and 8-6 after three in front of a Carrier Dome crowd of 10,421, a new record for a WILC championship.

Iroquois scorers were Jeff Shattler and Randy Staats, with two each, Johnny Powless, Miles Thompson, Lyle Thompson and Jerome Thompson.


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USA Takes Bronze With Win Over Israel
by Paul Schwedelson | (republished with permission)

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In the first three World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, the medal winners were the same each time — the Canadians, the Iroquois and the Americans finished in that order. And after the first medal-round game, Team USA kept possession of the bronze medal with a 15-4 win over Israel on Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.

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FIL 2016 Guide to International Lacrosse

This guide provides an overview of the Federation of International Lacrosse as of January 2016.

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