from WorldLacrosee2014.com Staff Reports – (Scott McCall Photography)
Dillon Ward made 10 saves in leading Canada to an 8-5 victory over the United States in the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice.
Ward was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship, becoming the first goalie to ever receive the honor. Ward had a 63.3 save percentage to rank second in the tournament and a 4.45 goals against average that ranked fourth.
The other players named as the best players at their positions were all from the United States – Rob Pannell on attack, Paul Rabil at midfield and Tucker Durkin on defense.
Pannell was the leading scorer for the U.S. with 32 points (17g, 15a) and his 2.14 assists per game ranked second in the tournament. Rabil had 15 goals and eight assists from his midfield position and his 23 points ranked second for the U.S. Durkin anchored a U.S. defense that allowed just 34 goals in seven games, the lowest figure of any team in the tournament.
2014 FIL World Championship – All-World Team
Curtis Dickson – Canada
Rob Pannell – United States
Lyle Thompson – Iroquois Nationals
Paul Rabil – United States
Jeremy Thompson – Iroquois
David Lawson – United States
Tucker Durkin – United States
Brodie Merrill – Canada
Kyle Rubisch – Canada
Dillon Ward – Canada
Outstanding Attackman: Rob Pannell, United States
Outstanding Midfielder: Paul Rabil, United States
Outstanding Defenseman: Tucker Durkin, United States
Outstanding Goalie: Dillon Ward, Canada
Most Valuable Player: Dillon Ward, Canada
Original article at WorldLacrosse2014.com: Canada’s Ward Headlines All-World Team
About the FIL
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 50 member nations and sanctions five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.