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Fall Round of the Polish Lacrosse League

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The second November weekend marks the end of the Fall Round of the Polish Lacrosse League. But it will not be the last opportunity to see lacrosse in Poland this year. The Polish National Team (male/female) will play exhibition games on the 29th of December in Warszawa against Israel (male/female) and Durva Dynamite (male/Latvia). 
 
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Great News for INL back in Blue Division

Written by Sam Laskaris.

USLacrosse.org


Sam Laskaris

Iroquois Nationals Prep for

World Title With Blue Division Tournament

12/15/13

The Iroquois Nationals can finally get to the task at hand - building the best team possible without having to worry about any nagging off-field concerns. The men's field lacrosse squad has had its share of incidents to worry about in recent years.

For starters, there was the much publicized case in 2010 when team members were not allowed to travel to England on their Haudenosaunee passports. As a result, the club, which was considered a medal contender, did not participate in the world field lacrosse championships that year.

Earlier this year, the Iroquois Nationals discovered that since its team did not take part in the 2010 global tournament, it would be seeded 30th for the 2014 World Championships, which will be held in Denver next summer.

That's because the sport's world governing body - Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) - had a bylaw in its constitution which stipulates teams are ranked for world championships based on their finish at the previous tournament.

Since 29 teams had competed at the 2010 tourney, the Nationals were originally seeded behind all of these countries.

After various appeals and FIL votes this year, the Nationals general manager Gewas Schindler finally got word last week. His squad will be one of six competing at the Denver tournament.

"It's been a long process," Schindler said. "It's definitely a big relief and we're definitely happy we're back in the Blue Division, which is the premier division."

The division will also feature the defending tournament champion United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and England.

The Nationals team was actually reinstated into the Blue Division this past August, but there were several hurdles to overcome. US lacrosse officials could not accommodate a seven-team Blue Division at next year's tournament.

Schindler said organizers cited field availability and scheduling difficulties as some of their concerns for wanting to keep the division at six teams instead of seven.

As a result, another FIL vote was required.

The 23 countries that have full voting memberships in the FIL had to decide whether to keep Germany - the sixth-place finisher at the 2010 tournament - in the top division for next year.

"It really wasn't about us," Schindler said of the latest FIL ruling. "It was a vote whether Germany was going to be the seventh team in the Blue Division or whether they were going to drop down one division."

Schindler said there was considerable support for his team.

"There were 15,000 people who signed a petition saying they wouldn't go to the world championships if we weren't in the Blue Division," he said.

Schindler said that based on how the question of the last vote was phrased there was no way his team could have been dropped down to a lower division. Its position in the Blue
Division had been guaranteed this past August.

Now Schindler just wants to look ahead.

"We just want to move on and focus on what we're supposed to do," he said.
Cody Jamieson, who is expected to be one of the star players on the Iroquois Nationals team, was pleased to hear FIL appeals and votes are now complete.

"It's definitely nice to know we'll be where we belong - with the elite teams of the world," he said.

Jamieson said that players who will make up the Iroquois Nationals roster were not really discussing the off-field activities that were taking place throughout the year.

"We pretty much didn't talk about it at all," he said. "We knew things would work themselves out."

The Nationals have participated in five previous world men's field lacrosse tournaments. But they are still seeking their first medal.

They placed fifth at the 1990 and 1994 events and they finished fourth in 1998, 2002 and 2006.Jamieson believes the club is capable of a Top 3 finish in Denver.

"I think this is our best team going yet," he said.

 

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/15/iroquois-nationals-prep-world-title-blue-division-tournament-152728
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Press Release Friday 15. 2013

Written by Staff Writer.

 

Press Release:  Iroquois Nationals, Friday, November 15, 2013

Iroquois Nationals vs. Team Canada: Sunday, November 17th

Two of the best lacrosse teams in the world will meet this Sunday at 2:00 pm, November 17th- 2013 in the Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.   The Iroquois Nationals Indoor Lacrosse Team is featured in an exhibition match with Team Canada. 

The weekend of the Iroquois Nationals vs. Team Canada Exhibition game will include an introduction of the Iroquois Nationals team and 3 additional lacrosse games honoring Future and Past Haudenosaunee Lacrosse Athletes.

The Iroquois National program will sponsor a “Meet-N-Greet” the Iroquois National’s Players on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Kahnawake Community Lacrosse Box from 5-7pm. 

The Iroquois Nationals players for the 2:00 pm main event are: #88 Cody Jamieson, #79 Sid Smith, #81 Roger Vyse, #63 Tom Montour, #77 Jeff Shattler, #93 Johnny Powless, #28 Vaughn Harris, #74 Jeremy Thompson, #24 Mike Lazore, #26 Brett Bucktooth, #83 Randy Staats, #47 Travis Hill, #72 Rod Squire,  Karak Two Axe, Kauwawiio Diome, Joe Hall, #84 Brandon Francis, Nick Angus, Tontie McComber,  #94 Wenster Green, #66 Mike Thompson, #55 Angus Goodleaf, Donovan Fleischer, Reserves; Mark Kirby, Shane Francis, Adam Bomberry, Chad Norton, and Josh Johnson.

The event in Kahnawake on Saturday, November 16yh, will include the official announcement releasing “Tammy Beavais Designs” as the official indigenous apparel company for the Iroquois Nationals Team for the 2014 & 2015 World Lacrosse Championships.  The 2014 WIC is July 10-19th in Denver, Colorado, and the 2015 is September 18-16th hosted by Haudenosaunee: Onondaga Nation, near Syracuse, New York.  Tammy Beavais is a Haudenosaunee: Mohawk from the Kahnawake Mohawk Community and designed the Iroquois Nationals official indigenous team apparel for the 2012 U-19 WLC in Finland last year.

The Iroquois Nationals Exhibition game provides a time to celebrate our future and past athletes with a pair of U-17 indigenous youth exhibition lacrosse games and an indigenous master’s lacrosse game scheduled prior to the 2:00pm main event Iroquois Nationals vs. Team Canada on Sunday at the Bell Centre.  The Iroquois Nationals announces the following schedule of lacrosse competitions for Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Bell Centre, Montreal.

     Time

                        Teams

                       9:30 am

Bantam Level:   Kahnawake vs. Quebec

                     11:00 am

Midget Level:    Team Iroquois vs. Team Quebec

                     12:30 pm

Masters Level:   Iroquois vs. Quebec

Main Event 2:00 pm

IROQUOIS NATIONALS vs. TEAM CANADA

 

If you would like to help the Iroquois Nationals prepare for the 2014 WLC and the 2015 WILC please make your contributions through the website: http://iroquoisnationals.orgNiawenha.

Follow the Iroquois Nationals “Iroquoisnationals.org”, “WILC2015.com”, twitter-“Iroquoisnatslax”, and Facebook “Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse.” 

For more information contact: Gewas Schindler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Iroquois Nationals vs. Team Canada: November 17th

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Iroquois Nationals vs. Team Canada: November 17th

November 13, 2013, By IN Staff Writer

Two of the best lacrosse teams in the world will meet this Sunday at 2:00 pm, November 17th- 2013 in the Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.   The Iroquois Nationals Indoor Lacrosse Team is featured in an exhibition match with Team Canada.  Lacrosse enthusiasts know well that these two teams always put on a world-class performance whenever they meet for a game.

 Événements Sportifs Rooths enterprise, a Canadian business composed of entrepreneurs and several former Canadian lacrosse alumni, is hosting this event in part to serve as a lacrosse fund raiser for Team Canada while also a financial contributor to the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse organization for their participation.

For the Iroquois Nationals it is a preliminary event to highlight the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (WILC) in 2015, hosted by the Haudenosaunee at the Onondaga Nation located near Syracuse, New York.  The WILC 2015 in September 18-23, 2015, is the first time an Indigenous Nation will host an international sporting championship. 

This Federation of International Lacrosse sanctioned indoor lacrosse game will meet several Iroquois National program objectives. First, this event provides a time to celebrate our future and past athletes with a pair of U-17 indigenous youth exhibition lacrosse games and an indigenous master’s lacrosse game scheduled prior to the 2:00pm main event start time on Sunday at the Bell Centre.  Secondly, it supports the Iroquois Nationals officiating program launched in 2011, with two indigenous referees officiating in this Sunday’s game.  

Follow the Iroquois Nationals and check out “Iroquois Nationals.org”, “WILC2015.com”, twitter-“Iroquoisnatslax”, and Facebook “Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse.” 

The Iroquois Nationals players are: #88 Cody Jamieson, #79 Sid Smith, #81 Roger Vyse, #63 Tom Montour, #77 Jeff Shattler, #93 Johnny Powless, #28 Vaughn Harris, #74 Jeremy Thompson, #24 Mike Lazore, #26 Brett Bucktooth, #83 Randy Staats, #47 Travis Hill, #72 Rod Squire,  Karak Two Axe, Kauwawiio Diome, Joe Hall, #84 Brandon Francis, Nick Angus, Tontie McComber,              #94 Wenster Green, #66 Mike Thompson, #55 Angus Goodleaf, Donovan Fleischer, Reserves; Mark Kirby, Shane Francis, Adam Bomberry, Chad Norton, and Josh Johnson.

If you would like to help the Iroquois Nationals prepare for the 2014 WLC and the 2015 WILC please make your contributions through our website: http://iroquoisnationals.org/1.7/.Niawen.                   

 

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Iroquois Nationals versus Team Canada on November 17th

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Some of the world’s best lacrosse players will return to Montreal again this year, this time for an international exhibition between Team Canada and the Iroquois Nationals at Bell Centre on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. ET. Tickets for the game go on sale at noon on Saturday, Sept. 28 and can be purchased here.Some of the world’s best lacrosse players will return to Montreal again this year, this time for an international exhibition between Team Canada and the Iroquois Nationals at Bell Centre on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. ET. Tickets for the game go on sale at noon on Saturday, Sept. 28 and can be purchased here. http://www.evenko.ca/...

The event marks the first international lacrosse game hosted at the Bell Centre in the building’s 17-year history. Last December, the Toronto Rock defeated the Rochester Knighthawks in an NLL preseason game at Bell Centre by a score of 14-10 in front of a crowd of 7,269 fans highlighted by the performance of two Quebec natives who played alongside the pros after tryouts were held.

This game will feature a rematch of two of the best teams in the world in Team Canada, World Champions since 2003, and the Iroquois Nationals, finalists at the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship hosted in Prague, Czech Republic. The matchup will feature some of the best NLL players in the game today on both teams including Philadelphia Wings transition star Brodie Merrill.

“Team Canada looks forward showcasing the world’s greatest lacrosse players at Bell Centre in Montreal”, said Dean French, Chair of Team Canada Lacrosse.

For its part, Sterling Deer, Ambassador of Team Iroquois and founder of Sterling Lacrosse, added “For the Iroquois Nation, Lacrosse is more than a sport it is an important element of our culture that we have been proudly communicated to the rest of the world. Presenting a lacrosse game at the Bell Centre, one of the most prestigious sports building in the world, is undoubtedly a fantastic opportunity to show case our sport.”

For Pierre Filion, Director of the Quebec Lacrosse Federation, “This is an opportunity for the public to discover our sport. The federation is involved in the presentation of this event because we believe it will contribute positively to the growth of Lacrosse in Quebec and to the eventual return of a professional lacrosse franchise in Montreal.”

And Martin Routhier, promoter of the event added, ”It is an important step in the process to obtain a professional lacrosse franchise in Montreal. We believe Montreal is the right market to host a successful NLL team. Part of our plan is to establish a long-term grassroots program that includes events such as hosting an international yearly event in partnerships with local communities.”

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Sunday, November 17, 2013. Bell Centre, Montreal

see the Iroquois Nationals versus Team Canada on November 17th at 2:00pm in the Belle Centre in Montreal, Canada 

The Iroquois Nationals are playing indoor lacrosse vs. Team Canada on Sunday, 2:00pm November 17th, at the Belle Centre in Montreal.

http://www.ilindoor.com/2013/09/28/canada-and-iroquois-to-face-off-in-montreal-november-17/

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Support the Fall Ball 2013 Fundraising Campaign

Written by Tonya Gonnella Frichner.

Skanonh “A Haudenosaunee Greeting of Peace”

The Iroquois Nationals were recently awarded a grant for $40,000 for the annual International Fall Ball Lacrosse Tournament season. Our first event was held September 28 & 29 on the campus of Cortland State University, Cortland, New York. The Iroquois Nationals Board of Directors have decided to make the $40,000 grant a matching grant. We are asking our supporters to help match this $40,000 grant. You can click here to donate now. If you make an online contribution, please enter "Iroquois Nationals" as the purpose of your contribution.

This is our initial appeal as we prepare to send our team to the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado from July 10-19, 2014. In the Blue Division, the Iroquois Nationals are ranked amongst the top six teams in the world, along with USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and England. Help us raise $40,000 by Friday, November 22 to reach our first goal. You can click here to donate now, and please enter "Iroquois Nationals".

Fall Ball 2013

The two day Fall Ball Lacrosse Tournament featured Team Israel, 11-time NCAA National Championship Lacrosse Team, Syracuse University, Siena College and the Iroquois Nationals. We considered this to be part of our initial tryouts to determine who will be part of our team going to the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver in 2014.

IN JULY 2012 AT THE WORLD LACROSSE TOURNAMENT IN TURKU, FINLAND WE DEFEATED TEAM USA FOR THE FIRST TIME AND PLACED #3 IN THE WORLD AND BROUGHT HOME A BRONZE MEDAL! Help us build on this great success by matching our $40,000 grant as we prepare for the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in 2014.

Help Us Meet Our Fundraising Goal

Your contribution is a charitable tax-deductible donation through our nonprofit affiliate of 25 years, the American Indian Institute, 501(c)(3) U.S. Federal Tax I.D. #81-0339551. Click here to donate now, and please enter "Iroquois Nationals".

Donations by check can be mailed to: Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse, Tsha'Hon'nonyen'dakhwa', 326 Route 11, Box 360, Onondaga Nation, via Nedrow, New York 13120.

For more information contact: Denise Waterman, Executive Director, Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Text: 315-439-1960.

“Niawenha” is a Haudenosaunee word to express a thanksgiving acknowledgement of kindness.

Niawenha,

Board of Directors

Photo: Iroquois Nationals U-19, who were the Bronze Medalist Field Lacrosse Team at the World Lacrosse Championships in 2012 in Turku, Finland.

Click here to read about the Fall Ball Tournament games. Click here to see the footage of the games. Click here to see photos from the games.

Statistics

  • 398 colleges and universities currently offer men's Lacrosse programs. Over 1,500 high schools currently offer men's Lacrosse programs.
  • The annual attendance at Lacrosse events throughout the United States is estimated at 10,000,000.
  • There are over 4,000 youth programs in the USA.
  • There are over 11,000 participants playing Lacrosse on approximately 300 men's and women's post-collegiate club teams throughout the United States.

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