ASHKELON, ISRAEL – Amy Shohet, a native of Buzzards Bay, MA will relocate to Israel in October to participate in Israel Lacrosse’s Masa Gap-Year program.
Shohet will live like a local, train, compete, and directly contribute to the grassroots development of the sport in Israel. The 19-year-old goaltender will also have a prioritized opportunity to be evaluated to compete at the Women’s World Lacrosse Championship, held in Towson, MD from July 7-17, 2021.
“We are so excited to welcome Amy to our Israel Lacrosse family,” said Sarah Meisenberg, Director of Women’s Lacrosse and Acting Women’s Head Coach. “She will be an invaluable team member on the field and in the community.”
Shohet is a current sophomore at Dartmouth College. She is also a former player at Milton Academy where she played all four years for the Mustangs. During that time, she was named the program’s Rookie of the Year in 2016 and then the MVP in both 2018 and 2019. She was also a member of the All-Independent School League Team as both a junior and senior and an honorable mention selection as a sophomore. Shohet was named Academic All-American by US Lacrosse in 2019.
“Not many people can follow in the cleats of Julia Szafman, former Israel Lacrosse goalie from Dartmouth but if someone is going to do it, it would be Amy,” said Meisenberg.
Israel Lacrosse has worked with Masa Israel since 2015 to provide young adults between the ages of 18-30 immersive and life-changing international experiences, including internship experiences in Israel. Israel Lacrosse is the nation’s fully functioning National Governing Body of the sport that has a large range of internships and opportunities to offer. Participants of our gap year programs have the opportunity to build their resume, learn Hebrew, interact with Israelis, and contribute to growing the sport of lacrosse in Israel.
Athletes who are interested in learning more about the Israel Lacrosse Gap Year program should contact Director of Women’s Lacrosse, Sarah Meisenberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org.