9 May 2014

Russia Announces Inaugural Championship Roster

Russia Announces Inaugural Championship Roster

(Press Release) Russia, which will be playing in the Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship for the first time ever, has announced its roster for the 2014 championship set for July 10-19 in Commerce City, Colo.

Russia is one of nine first-time entrants in the record 38-team field and will participate in the Plum Division with Argentina, New Zealand and Wales during pool play. Russia’s first game will be against Wales on July 11.

Serving as the head coach for Russia is Peter Milliman, currently the defensive coordinator at Cornell University, which is playing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. A three-time All-American at Gettysburg and former Major League Lacrosse player with Rochester, Milliman was also an assistant coach at Princeton, R.I.T. and Siena, and spent four years as the head coach at Pfeiffer College. Included on his coaching staff is National Lacrosse Hall of Famer Joe Cuozzo, who won over 700 games as a high school coach in New York.

Russia’s roster follows:

24 – Eugene Arkhipov – M – Moscow Lacrosse Club / RIT
6 – Aleksandr Avramenko – M – Moscow Lacrosse Club
0 – Aleksei Chernyshov – G – Moscow Lacrosse Club
2 – Zachary Cowan – A – Kent Denver (CO)
22 – David Diamonon – A – Kyiv Bulava Lacrosse (Ukraine) / St. John’s School (TX)
40 – Nikolay Efimov – D – Moscow Lacrosse Club
10 – Gavriel Egiazarov – M – Moscow Lacrosse Club
8 – Jordan Friedman – LSM/D – Colgate University
29 – Travis Karpak – D – Chicago Outlaws
1 – Dmitrii Khamin – M – Moscow Lacrosse Club
38 – Nick Koshansky – M – Notre Dame
28 – Will Koshansky – LSM – Rochester Rattlers / University of Pennsylvania
20 – Philipp Le – D – Northfield Mount Hermon (MA)
17 – Jacob Richards – D – Salisbury School (CT)
7 – Nicholas Rjedkin – A/M – Brookdale Community College
13 – Valerii Severukhin – D/LSM – Moscow Lacrosse Club
33 – Alexey Sukhanov – D – Moscow Lacrosse Club
11 – Alec Tilley – A – Belleville Township High School (IL)
16 – Artur Ventsel – A/M – Moscow Lacrosse Club
32 – Drew Zambelli – G – Moscow Lacrosse Club / Oberlin College
42 – Alexander Zarubin – D – Moscow Lacrosse Club
31 – Artem Zarubin – D – Moscow Lacrosse Club
9 – Ray Zimlin – G – Manhattanville College

Head Coach:

Peter Milliman, Cornell University

Assistant Coaches:

Joe Cuozzo, Cortland State University, National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Class of 1992
John Foley, Team Ontario / RIT
Rick Mercurio, Sachem High School (NY) / Rutgers
Mike Thumim, Dakota Ridge High School (CO) / Ohio University
Dan Willson, Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Association (AL) / Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (VA)

—From Press Release

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.

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