Israel Lacrosse Announces Roster For Women’s 2022 World Events

Israel Lacrosse has announced their 32-player roster for the women’s national team which will compete at the World Championships, held at Towson University in Towson, MD, from June 29 to July 9, as well as The World Games, held at the University of Alabama–Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, from July 12 to 16.

The Israel women’s national team is currently ranked #6 in the world and #2 in Europe.

The roster is composed of both Israeli players–as well as members of the Jewish diaspora–in accordance with the rules and regulations of World Lacrosse. The team roster includes the following players:

DBrooke Applebaum
DJenna Baverman
MDelaney Benson
MKatie Buck
A/MEden Epner
MAnnabelle Gersch
AHanna Hillcoff
ADani Jacobstein
MIlana Kofman
GJulie Krupnick
GKelly Layton
DMegan Lerner
DOlivia Mannon
MZoe Martin
MMac McDonough
MMaddie McDonough
ALindsey McKone
MSarah Meisenberg
A/MShae Murphy
ARachel Ozer
DSarah Platt
ARachel Rosen
AJulia Rowland
MRachel Scheinberg
MTalya Shnit
GAmy Shohet
MAli Steinberg
AJessi Steinberg
A/MAbigail Stoller
A/MJackie Stoller
MSammy Jo Tracy
MEmily Wesoky

In addition to these players, Israel Lacrosse has named Shelly Brezicki (head coach) and Jackie Gordon (assistant coach) of the blue-and-white’s World Championship team.

Brezicki, a native of Kfar Saba, Israel, founded the varsity program at Manchester Valley High School and coaches Maryland’s renowned Sky Walkers club program.

Gordon, who recently finished her fifth season as the varsity women’s lacrosse coach at Franklin High School, in Reisterstown, MD, has been involved with Israel Lacrosse since 2015.

Kara Carlin and Kimberly Dubansky will serve as co-head coaches for Team Israel at The World Games.

Carlin is currently the athletics director at Friends School of Baltimore. She previously served as head coach at Goucher College for five seasons. Dubansky–who recently became the assistant coach at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia–has been involved with Israel Lacrosse since the inception of the women’s program in 2012, serving as both a player and coach.

Lauren Norris (Chair, Women’s National Teams) and Alex Freedman (Director of High Performance) will also be assisting the blue-and-white throughout the competition this summer.

The World Games will feature the debut of “Lacrosse Sixes,” as the world of lacrosse prepares itself for potential inclusion in the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. Israel is one of eight countries invited to The World Games to compete in the new lacrosse format.

For more information regarding Israel’s women’s lacrosse program, visit