Iroquois Poised for Successful FIL Run

July 5, 2014

Native Americans invented the game of lacrosse, so it’s fitting the Iroquois will have as good a shot as any to become the first nation not named United States or Canada to win the World Lacrosse Championships. Following a 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championship that wasn’t to be, the Iroquois will be itching to compete for a world championship. In 2010, British officials would not accept the Iroquois’ tribal documents….


John Grant Jr Sidelined in FIL Tournament

July 4, 2014

The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) announced today that forward John Grant Jr. will not be playing for Canada in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championships that begin next week in Denver, Colorado.  He will be joining Coach Randy Mearns’ staff on the sidelines to help Canada win its third World Championship and will be replaced on the 23-man roster by Burlington, Ontario native Jordan MacIntosh. Grant, a…


Y Driegiau Coch: Team Wales Preview

July 3, 2014

Y Driegiau Coch means “The Red Dragon” in Welsh and the Welsh National team will be channeling that fierceness during their World Championship run come July the 10th. The Welsh are coming off some steady performances at the 2010 and 2012 World and European Championships respectively, placing 11th at the 2010 Worlds and 10th at the 2012 European Championships. Wales has been a consistent team when it comes to final…


Team Scotland Preview: The Kilted Men of Scotland

July 1, 2014

We will be taking a look at a different FIL team each day leading up to the tournament in Denver. The men in kilts are looking to improve on their improving run that they have had since the 2006 World Championships, where they took 11th out of 21 teams. Since the 2006 World Championships Scotland has gone up to ninth after the ’08 European Championships, seventh in the ’10 World…


USA Announces 23 Man Roster

June 30, 2014

  At the conclusion of a tryout process that included 98 players and spanned 11 months, US Lacrosse has named the U.S. Men’s National Team final 23-man roster for the FIL World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, July 10-19 in Commerce City, Colo. The team was selected from a 31-player roster that attended training camp last week in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and competed in Thursday’s MLL All-Star Game at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass….


Team USA Has Tough Decisions After Final Scrimmage

June 28, 2014

Team USA has to cut their roster down to 23 by Monday, and Richie Meade along with his team of coaches have a lot of work to do before they make their decisions. On Thursday night, USA’s roster had one last chance for players to make a case for themselves as they defeated Team MLL 10-9 at Harvard Stadium. USA struggled on many levels, trailing for the majority of the…


Team USA Edges Past MLL All Stars 10-9

June 27, 2014

It may have been low scoring, but the 2014 MLL All Star game lived up to the hype. Team USA was sloppy for most of the game but they still took home a 10-9 victory over Team MLL thanks to a goal from Rob Pannell with six seconds left in the game. The first quarter ended at 2-2 with Kevin Leveille of the Rochester Rattlers scoring both goals for USA. The…


MLL ASG: Team USA Enters FIL Denver with Overwhelming Roster

June 25, 2014

The days are getting ever closer to the World Games in Denver this July.  The United States Team is on the verge of being announced and it will be a scramble for other teams to try to match up with this late knowledge going into the games.  Each position is loaded with All Americans, a few Player of the Year Awards, and a couple Tewaaraton Award Winners.  Here is the…


ESPN Announces FIL Broadcast Schedule

June 23, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN today announced its broadcast schedule for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, set for July 10-19 in Denver. ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will carry more than 40 games from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, site of lacrosse’s largest international event ever with 38 nations participating. Team USA will play a minimum of five games on ESPNU and be featured in the event’s pool-play opener against Canada at 9…


Examining China’s Lacrosse Growth: Part Two

As my coach always said, “You’re only as good as your competition. You can be the best in your league but if there are better leagues out there, you are not truly the best.” Therefore, even if the young program falters at FIL Denver (which they are determined to avoid) then they will have, at the least, experienced new, better competition. Hence, their program will grow, learn and develop better. …

May 19, 2014