Beau Chetner Commits to Gap Year in Israel

Beau Chetner Commits to Gap Year in Israel

ASHKELON, ISRAEL – Beau Chetner, a native of Penticton, B.C will relocate to Israel in October to participate in Israel Lacrosse’s Masa Gap Year program.

Chetner will live like a local, train, compete, and directly contribute to the grassroots development of the sport in Israel. The 19-year-old attacker will also have a prioritized opportunity to be evaluated to compete at the U20 Men’s World Lacrosse Championships, held in Limerick, Ireland from June 17-26, 2021, as well as other international tournaments. Israel Box Lacrosse, which will be sponsoring Israel’s entry at the IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championships, in Winnipeg, Canada from August 8-14, 2021 has also expressed interest in Chetner.

Chetner is a graduate of Penticton Secondary School in British Columbia. He is also a member of Coquitlam Adanacs box lacrosse and Pacific Coast Lacrosse. In 2018 and 2019, Chetner led the Coquitlam Adanacs to two bronze medals at the Founders Cup, Canada’s junior box lacrosse championships. Chetner was Named to the Founders Cup All-Star team in 2018 and 2019. At the Founder’s Cup in 2019, Chetner led the Coquitlam Adanacs in points with 22, tallying 10 goals, and 12 assists. 

“We are lucky to have Beau coming to Israel this Fall. His box experience will help us build a strong core for our Junior Box program,” said Jacob Silberlicht, Director of Men’s Lacrosse and Acting Men’s Head Coach. “Beau has some big shoes to fill, following his brother Jean-Luc, who lead the Israel Men’s National Team to a gold medal at the 2017 European Box Championships. I have no doubt that Beau will leave his mark in Israel Lax like his brother, and this is just the beginning.”

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 Men’s Lacrosse, Seth Mahler at [email protected].