IROQUOIS NATIONALS ANNOUNCE WORLD TEAM ROSTER

CONTACT: LANDON MILLER, GM: iroquoisnats@gmail.com
ANSLEY JEMISON, EdDir: ajemison@cornell.edu

HAUDENOSAUNEE August 27, 2015 – The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse program announces the official team roster participating in the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, WILC 2015, scheduled for September 18-27th on Haudenosaunee lands located in North America.

The Iroquois Nationals are the National Lacrosse team for the Haudenosaunee and are serving as the host team for the 2015 WILC for the first time in the tournament’s history.

The Iroquois Nationals General Manager, Mr. Landon Miller announced, “The Iroquois Nationals Team is versatile, intelligent, and prepared to do what it takes to compete at the highest level for the 10 day WILC tournament.”

The team, management, and coaching staff of the Iroquois Nationals are all members of the Haudenosaunee. The 2015 Iroquois Nationals team roster displays confederacy strength by encompassing member athletes from each of the six Haudenosaunee Nations known as the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora. This national team also includes three team members from the Ojibwa, Michels, and Wet’suwet’en Nations for the WILC 2015.

The WILC 2015 event is attracting athletes and fans from around the world to the Haudenosaunee Territory to participate in the first-class lacrosse tournament experience. As thirteen teams from the countries of the Czech Republic, Israel, Serbia, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Australia, Finland, USA, Canada, England & the Haudenosaunee Iroquois Nationals vie for the coveted trophy of World Lacrosse Champion during the week long international tournament at Haudenosaunee.

The history of WILC consist of 3 previous tournaments, one in 2011, 2007, and 2003, each of these world championships brought the Canadian and the Iroquois Nationals Teams head to head for an exciting fast paced box lacrosse contest. A sure rematch for these two teams will be during the round-robin schedule on Sunday, September 20th, game time scheduled for 5:00 pm at the Tsha’Hon’nonyen’dakhwa’ Sports complex, the primary venue for the WILC 2015.

Tsha’Hon’nonyen’dakhwa literarily translates from the Onondaga language as Where They Play Games the name of the world games’ sporting complex located on the Onondaga Nation.

For more information on the Iroquois Nationals, visit IroquoisNationals.org. To see the full details of the WILC 2015 events and game schedule visit wilc2015.com. Done:toh.

 NameNationCommunity
1Gowah AbramsSeneca NationTonawanda
2Josh BeckerSeneca NationAlleghany
3Adam BomberryCayuga NationSix Nations
4Brett BucktoothOneida NationOneida Nation
5Tyler GarrisonMichel Band NationEdmonton
6Wenster GreenMohawk NationSix Nations
7Angus GoodleafMohawk NationKahnewake
8Brandon GoodwinWet’suwet’en NationHagwilget
9Kedoh HillMohawk NationSix Nations
10Warren HillMohawk NationSix Nations
11Brier JonathanTuscarora NationSix Nations
12Tom MontourMohawk NationSix Nations
13Craig PointMohawk NationSix Nations
14Johnny PowlessMohawk NationSix Nations
15Jeff ShattlerOjibwe NationSix Nations
16Sid SmithCayuga NationSix Nations
17Austin StaatsMohawk NationSix Nations
18Randy StaatsMohawk NationSix Nations
19Haina ThompsonOnondaga NationOnondaga
20Jeremy ThompsonOnondaga NationOnondaga
21Lyle ThompsonOnondaga NationOnondaga
22Miles ThompsonOnondaga NationOnondaga
23Mike ThompsonMohawk NationAkwesasne
24Roger VyseMohawk NationSix Nations