ASHKELON, ISRAEL — The Israel Lacrosse Association has named Claire Rosenberg the Head of Women’s Coaching. Rosenberg brings a wealth of experience having coached lacrosse at almost every level including college, high school, club, and youth teams across America.
A graduate of Berry College, Claire was a four-year starting attacker for the Vikings, a three-time Southern Athletic Association all-conference selection, and she holds the Berry and SAA all-time assists records.
Following her four years at Berry College, Rosenberg enrolled in the sports management master’s program at Illinois State University where she studied sports management and was also a graduate assistant coach for Illinois Wesleyan University Women’s Lacrosse. There she led the Titans to the sweet 16 in back-to-back years at Illinois Wesleyan, making program history as the Titans had never made it to the sweet 16 previously.
Rosenberg has always had a love and passion for coaching, and she has been fortunate enough to coach teams in Georgia, Chicago, and Illinois. Her love for lacrosse stems from a desire to help the next generation grow and develop and learn the skills to be successful on and off the field.
After the pandemic in 2022, Rosenberg began searching for her next lacrosse opportunity and realized that moving to Israel had always been a dream of hers. From a young adult, she always felt a special connection to the culture of Israel and Judaism. Her father became an Israeli citizen in 1970, and although he moved to the states, most of his family stayed back in Israel so she spent many years coming to visit.
In December of 2022, Rosenberg moved to Israel and is now the Head of Women’s Coaching for the Israel Lacrosse Association.
“Claire has been incredible for our organization as whole, especially for our women’s side,” says Ian Kadish, Executive Director of Israel Lacrosse. The professionalism, structure, and deep level of care that she brings to Israel Lacrosse have made her incredibly successful just a month into her new role.”
“Sports in this county are not always thought of as a space for girls, and Claire represents an ideology that stands in contrast to that. She not only wants to make sports available to girls, but she also wants to make it competitive and high level and engaging,” says Kadish.
Claire is on a mission to show what is possible through the sport of lacrosse and to build out a special program for women. She is continuing to empower the next generation of native Israeli lacrosse players and preparing them to take the stage on an international level. Rosenberg will debut in her first international competition as the head coach of the Women’s U21 European Championships team in Prague, Czech Republic this coming summer.