Israel Lacrosse Announces Roster For The 2023 Men’s World Lacrosse Championship

Israel Lacrosse Announces 50-Man Roster For The 2023 Men's World Lacrosse Championship

Israel Lacrosse has announced their 50-player roster for the men’s national team which will represent Israel at 2023 Men’s World Lacrosse Championship, a major quadrennial event that will feature 30 teams, from June 21 to July 1, 2023 in San Diego, California.

Hosted by the San Diego 2023 Organizing Committee with support from World Lacrosse and USA Lacrosse, the tournament will showcase the top men’s teams in the world with more than 100 games at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego as the sport vies for inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.

After informal evaluations throughout the year and at the Heritage Cup in Springfield, Massachusetts, Israel Lacrosse has named the following players to the Blue-and-White’s roster which will be divided between Championship and Development teams:

A Nate Solomon
A Joey Kraft
A Rob Schain
A/M Jackson Appelt
A Ronen Abramovich
A Matt Balter
A Max Snellenburg
A Sascha Gannon
A Jonas Keusch
A Ethan Kessler
A/M Jean Luc Chetner
A/M Gavin Schaffer
D Griffin Spolansky
D Aidan Housenbold
D Ryan Fitzpatrick
D Ben Johnson
D Andrew Kruter
D Hunter Smith
D Cody Swing
D Griffin Thomas
D Ryan Monfort
D Josh Chostaka
LSM Brandon Bank
LSM Matt Popeck
M Matt Flapan
M Ian Kadish
M Bryan Rotatori
M Wylie Sherman
M Ori Bar David
M Dolev Geva
M Lucas Podvey
M Max Krevsky
M Yakov Silberlicht
M Griffin Weiss
M Jack Monfort
M Justin Pearl
G Justin Gold
G Brendan Grove
G Drew Morris
G Eric Schneider

In addition to these players, Israel Lacrosse has named Max Silberlicht (Head Coach), Jordan Hirsch (Assistant Coach), Jeffrey Schwartz (Assistant Coach), Francis Donald (Assistant Coach), Brett Evans (Assistant Coach), Andrew Landsman (Director of Operations), Zach Eagen (Assistant Director of Operations), and Bill Beroza (Chair of Men’s National Teams) as the staff for the Blue-and-White’s 2023 World Team.

Silberlicht, who took the reins as head coach of the Israel men’s field program in 2019, has an extensive resume coaching at the NCAA ranks in the United States, serving as an assistant coach at Boston University for four seasons, at Bowdoin College for five seasons, and at Lynchburg College for two seasons. He previously served as head coach of Latvia from 2016-2018, leading their men’s national team to a program-best #18 world ranking following the 2018 World Championship. Most recently, Max coached Team Israel alongside Brad MacArthur at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, a tournament that featured the new high-intensity Sixes discipline developed by World Lacrosse.

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