Tim Morgan, FIL Communications, asked China Lacrosse leadership for a brief walkthrough of their preparations for and eventual finish at the 2016 FIL U19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championship. Edwin Yu, China Lacrosse’s head coach, graciously responded to the question with the below accounting of their journey. It’s quite a story, so I thought I’d share it with the international lacrosse community.
COQUITLAM, BC – The United States came back from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Canada 13-12 Saturday in front of a standing-room only crowd at the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championships presented by Novus. Earlier in the day the Iroquois Nationals defeated Australia 20-8 to win the bronze medal, while England won the fifth-place game against Israel in a close 10-7 contest.
COQUITLAM, BC – Final standings, award winners and results from the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championship at Percy Perry Stadium.
COQUITLAM, BC – The Iroquois Nationals beat Australia to win their third consecutive bronze medal at the U19 level and England held off a very determined Israel squad to finish in fifth place Saturday at the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championships presented by Novus.
COQUITLAM, BC – The United States will contend for their eighth consecutive Under-19 world championship on Saturday after a near-perfect game in a 23-1 semifinal win over Australia on Thursday. They will face Canada once again for the world U19 title, after the host defeated the Iroquois Nationals 14-11.