20 Nov 2013

Polish National Team to host games in December

Polish National Team to host games in December

(From lacrossepolska.com) December 29th will a be day-long event in an indoor facility in Warsaw. The Polish National Team will play their exhibition games at the Arena Futbolu as a part of their preparations for the World Championships in Denver in July 2014.

Poland will play against:
Latvia (20th place in WC in 2010)
Slovakia (17th place in WC in 2010 and 12th place in EC in 2012)
Israel (8th place in EC in 2012)

Israel national team will be divided into two teams:
Team Blue “consists of the players who learned lacrosse craft in Israel”
Team White “consists of the Jewish athletes who grew up in the US”

In addition to men’s lacrosse games a women’s lacrosse match is also planned. The Polish Women’s National Team will face a team from Israel. It is possible that a Latvian Women’s team will also participate as well but to the present day this has not been confirmed officially by the Latvian federation.

Intermediate, beginner and youth level lacrosse workshops will be held this day as well. Players interested in participating in the workshops will be under the wings of the Israel National Team coaches.

Ben Smith – former NCAA D1 player from Harvard and Johns Hopkins university teams, now an assistant lacrosse coach at Harvard.
Adam Crystal – former defender and captain of the NCAA D1 Drexel University Lacrosse team, in 2007 nominated for an All-American as the first Drexel player after 29 years.
Casey Cittadino – former midfielder of the NCAA D1 Towson University lacrosse team, he has been playing in the MLL for 8 seasons. At first in Denver Outlaws, now with the Charlotte Hounds, with whom he reached the final of this year’s league.
Julia Szafman – former goalkeeper of the NCAA D1 Dartmouth University lacrosse team, and presently an active Israel player. She finished with the National Team at eighth place in this year’s World Cup in 2013.

At our disposal will be a full-size pitch under a balloon from 9:00 am until the evening. Thanks to the indoor facility we are expecting that many of our fans will come. They are an important part of each game. We hope that together we can say goodbye to 2013!

We will inform you about further details!

December 29, 2013,
Arena Futbolu
Koncert street 4, Warszawa
Start: 9:00

For further information please contact the PFL Press Office.

email: tomasz.urbanowicz@lacrossepolska.com
ph.: +48 794 093 614

Event Poster: Friendly Matches with Polish Lacrosse Team

Event Poster: Friendly Matches with Polish Lacrosse Team

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