Major Milestone as IOC recognizes FIL

December 2, 2018

The International Olympic Committee granted provisional recognition status to the Federation of International Lacrosse during the IOC Executive Board meeting Friday in Tokyo. “I can’t think of a more significant milestone in the sport’s history,” said Steve Stenersen, CEO of US Lacrosse and vice president of the FIL. “This decision is a wonderful recognition of the efforts of so many individuals throughout the world whose commitment and passion over many…

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US Lacrosse: Danowski, Myers will return as U.S. men’s team coaches

November 23, 2018

SPARKS, Md. — A pair of coaches that led the United States to Federation of International Lacrosse world championships in dramatic fashion will return for a second term coaching in the U.S. National Team Program. John Danowski, who led the U.S. men’s senior team to a 9-8 victory over Canada in the FIL Men’s World Championship in Israel this past July, will return as the head coach of the U.S….

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Dave Huntley posthumously honoured with Lester B. Pearson Award

November 23, 2018

Story by Alain Brouillette, Canadian Lacrosse Association   OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is proud to announce that the late Dave Huntley, a man who dedicated his life to growing the sport of lacrosse and the Canadian national team program, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Lester B. Pearson Award, one of the highest honours bestowed by this country’s lacrosse community. The Lester B. Pearson…

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World Lax: 21 teams confirmed for 2019 women’s U19

August 4, 2018

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO – One year from today, the city of Peterborough will be humming with at least 21 visiting lacrosse teams from six continents, as the under-19 World Women’s Lacrosse Championship begins. Eleven years after hosting the wildly successful world women’s field lacrosse championship, the same team of volunteers will host the same event — but with more than twice as many teams — in Peterborough in 2019. The 2019…

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World Lax: USA wins controversial gold

July 23, 2018

Team USA took home gold versus Team Canada at the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships on Saturday, but the victory will always have an asterisk beside it. Tom Schreiber, aka Captain America, scored the game-winning goal despite a moving pick and shot-clock issues in the dying seconds of the game. In the final minute, the U.S. had three consecutive shots go high of the cage. After the last one, Rob…

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World Lax: Canada defeats Australia, looks to semi-finals

July 19, 2018

NETANYA, ISRAEL – Canada earned a gutsy 13-7 win over Australia to finish the preliminary round at the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship in Netanya, Israel on Tuesday. Canada (4-1) advances directly to the semi-finals, where they will face the Iroquois Nationals, winner of a quarterfinal matchup over Puerto Rico, for a second time this tournament. After playing their fifth game in as many days, including a late-night matchup…

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World Lax: USA holds on to beat Canada

July 17, 2018

Team USA managed to stay in the lead and defeat Team Canada 11-10 despite an obvious penalty late in the fourth quarter of their game on Sunday at the World Field Lacrosse Championships in Netanya, Israel. The USA takes first place in the top pool of play with a 3-0 record while Canada falls to 2-1. Canada trailed 7-4 in the third quarter but fought back to take a 10-9…

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World Lax: Cockerton presented with Lifetime Achievement award

July 16, 2018

NETANYA, ISRAEL – In a special presentation at half-time of the Canada vs. USA preliminary game at Wingate Sport Institute, the Federation of International Lacrosse presented its highest honor, the FIL Lifetime Achievement Award, to Stan Cockerton of Canada. The FIL Lifetime Achievement is awarded by the FIL Board of Directors to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Federation’s activities and the overall promotion and improvement of the sport…

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World Lax: A hopping good game for USA

July 15, 2018

Team USA soundly defeated Team Australia by a score of 19-1 on Saturday in blue group action at the World Field Lacrosse Championships. Leading the way for Team USA was Jordan Wolf with three goals and two assists. Ryan Brown, Marcus Holman and Tom Schreiber all had hat tricks for the USA, who led 12-0 by halftime. “We were looking to be a little more aggressive from the start,” said…

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World Lax: Canada dominates Scotland 22-3

July 15, 2018

Team Canada moved to 2-0 at the World Field Lacrosse Championships after a 22-3 win over Team Scotland on Saturday in blue group play. Canada dominated the first three quarters of play, building a 17-0 lead. Scotland had a strong fourth, scoring three times as they began to look ahead to an easier test against England on Sunday. Curtis Dickson and Mark Cockerton led Canada with four goals each while…

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