Chris Powless genhen was a member of the 1999 Iroquois Nationals Bronze Medalist U-19 Team which traveled to Adelaide, Australia. Chris received a Bronze Medal as a formidable member of the Iroquois National’s first-ever Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship medal team. Chris Powless was selected to the Iroquois Nationals Men’s Team that returned to compete internationally in Perth, Australia in 2002.
The 10 Native American Division I collegiate players are: Kason Tarbell #24, Mohawk Nation, Cornell University, from University of Albany is Seth Oakes #21, Mohawk Nation, Dalton Roundpoint #18, Mohawk Nation, Ky Tarbell #42, Mohawk Nation and Lyle Thompson #4, last year’s Tewaaraton Winner and a 2015 Tewaaraton Finalist from the Onondaga Nation. The University of Denver is home to Zach Miller #33, Seneca Nation and Brendan Bomberry #19 Mohawk Nation. From the mid-south is the University of Virginia, home to player Zed Williams #36, a 2015 Tewaaraton Watch List Candidate from the Seneca Nation. Representing Syracuse University is Warren Hill #3, Mohawk Nation, and Randy Staats #45 a 2015 Tewaaraton Watch List Candidate from the Mohawk Nation.
Potential candidates for the Iroquois Nationals roster – which will ultimately be trimmed to 23 spots – are invited to attend a two-day camp on Thursday June 25 and Friday June 26 at the new state-of-the-art Community Center at Cattaraugus.
On June 25, the Iroquois Nationals coaching staff will be holding a true “open” tryout session from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., offering any Haudenosaunee lacrosse player the opportunity to be evaluated and move forward in the tryout process. At the conclusion of the session, a catered meal will be provided to participants. Players whom the coaches and evaluation staff deem worthy will be asked to participate in the remainder of the tryout.
The Iroquois Nationals Board of Directors is accepting applicants to fill the voluntary positions of General Manager, Head Coach, Assistant Coaches, and Trainers. The Iroquois Nationals 2016 U19 Lacrosse application consists of a letter of interest and a lacrosse resume. The one page letter of interest should briefly address 2 points; first what it means to coach the Haudenosaunee U19 National Team and secondly your field lacrosse championship platform.
The Iroquois Nationals invites our readers to please submit an athlete’s Name, Native Ancestry, Classification (Fr, So, Jr, Sr), Position, High School and the High School Coach’s email address.