Israel Will Face New York Lizards

Ari Sussman, who led the world in scoring at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships, headlines Team Israel’s roster for a pair of exhibition games later this month against the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse, and New York Athletic Club, which is widely recognized as the top club team in the nation.

The March 27-29 event, which also features the Israel women’s national team in exhibition play against NYAC, plus boys and girls U-19, U-14 and Masters teams representing Israel, is being held in support of the launch of the inaugural season of the Israel Premier Lacrosse League (IPLL), which faces off this summer in the Jewish State.

The Lizards, who recently acquired two-time MLL MVP Paul Rabil in a blockbuster deal with the Boston Cannons, are preparing for their season opener on April 12th against the Ohio Machine.

NYAC, winners of the national championship in seven of the last nine years, are coming off back-to-back undefeated seasons.

Admission to all games are free and open to the public. Players and attendees are encouraged to donate lightly-used sticks, helmets, goggles, and protective gear to our equipment drive, which is being conducted in support of the growth of youth lacrosse programs in cities across Israel. Free t-shirts will be given to those who bring the most equipment.

1 M Bryan Hopper Ridgewood, NJ / Hamilton
3 LSM Casey Rahn Princeton, NJ / UMass
4 LSM Benjamin Smith Longmeadow, MA / Harvard
7 M/FO Jesse Kane Roslyn, NY / Oberlin
8 F Bradley Neumann Woodbury, NY / Georgetown
10 D Jonathan Rathauser Montgomery, NJ / McGill
11 F Joel Derechinsky Gordon, MA / Gordon
12 M Richard Cheifitz Fair Lawn, NJ / Kean
16 M Cody Levine Purchase, NY / Cornell
17 M Matthew Shankoff Flemington, NJ / Penn State
19 F Michael Feldberg Voorhees, NJ / Providence
22 F Yotam Drori Ashkelon, Israel / Makif Daled
23 M Daniel Deckelbaum Owings Mills, MD / Delaware
25 M Joshua Offit Bethesda, MD / Duke
26 D Chris Friedman Freeport, NY / Briarcliffe
27 D Adam Crystal Baldwin, NY / Drexel
23 F Jeff Cohen Syosset, NY / Harvard
31 D Mark Jutkowitz Bethesda, MD / Maryland
32 M Daniel Leventhal Chappaqua, NY / Tufts
33 F Ari Sussman New Haven, CT / Dartmouth
35 G Michael Horowitz Randolph, NJ / Muhlenberg
40 F Matthew Hull Smithtown, NY / Harvard
42 LSM Noah Knopf New York, NY / Harvard
43 M Kyle Bergman New York, NY / Drexel
44 M Erik Myers Del Mar, CA / Penn State
56 D Harrison Freid Needham, MA / Michigan
62 G Jacob Goodelman Wantagh, NY / Providence
72 D Andrew Pollack Glastonbury, CT / Dartmouth
88 G Ted Bergman Media, PA / Wesleyan
91 M Zachary Pall Setauket, NY / Hofstra
96 M/FO Michael Grosz St. Louis, MO / Robert Morris

Head Coach: Bill Beroza
Assistant Coaches: Howard Offit, Shelley Sheiner, Eric Wolf
General Manager: Howard Borkan

Israel Lacrosse New York Showcase Schedule

Saturday, March 28th
7:00 PM – Israel (Men) vs. New York Athletic Club (Asphalt Green NYC)
9:00 PM – Israel (Masters) vs. Team 135 (Asphalt Green NYC)

Sunday, March 29th
8:00 AM – Israel (U-14 Boys) vs. Westchester Select (Hewlett High School)
10:00 AM – Israel (Men) vs. New York Lizards (Hewlett High School)
12:00 PM – Israel (U-19 Men) vs. Hewlett High School (Hewlett High School)
1:15 PM – Israel (U-19 Women) vs. Hewlett High School (Hewlett High School)
2:30 PM – Israel (Women) vs. New York Athletic Club (Hewlett High School)
4:00 PM – Israel (U-14 Girls) vs. Team Elevate (Hewlett High School)