Israel Men Announce Selection Committee for 2021 National Teams

ASHKELON, ISRAEL — The Israel Lacrosse Association has announced the selection committee for the Israel Men’s National Team program, which will be entering teams into the U-20 Men’s World Lacrosse Championship in Limerick, Ireland, and the Men’s European Lacrosse Championship in Wroclaw, Poland.

The committee includes:

Bill Beroza, who served as head coach for Team Israel from 2012-2018, and has recently been appointed ILA Chair of Men’s National Teams

Jordan Hirsch, Assistant Coach of Israel’s Men’s Field Team

Michael Horowitz, Assistant Coach of Israel’s U-20 Men’s National Team

Jonathan Jennings, Men’s Selection Committee Coordinator

Ian Kadish, Assistant Coach of Israel’s U-20 Men’s National Team and ILA Director of External Relations

Brad MacArthur, GM/Head Coach of Israel’s Men’s Box Team

Seth Mahler, GM of Israel’s U-20 Men’s National Team

Jeff Schwartz, Assistant Coach of Israel’s Men’s Field Team

Jacob Silberlicht, Head Coach of Israel’s U-20 Men’s National Team

Max Silberlicht, Head Coach of Israel’s Men’s Field Team

All members of the committee, which have been conducting video interviews with members of Israel’s player pool, are expected to hold active roles with the program through the 2021 year.

“The plague has created a log-jam of major championship events in 2021 for our men’s sector,” said Israel Lacrosse COO David Lasday. “Israel as a country has fared relatively well through the pandemic, and we’ve been fortunate to be able to provide a safe environment for high-performance competition and training at our National Lacrosse Center. We remain optimistic that we will be able to have a normal process this Fall. We’re prepared for all scenarios ahead to be ready to compete against the world’s best next summer.”

As of June 19th, the ILA has directly certified 86 coaches and athletes as knowledgeable of the protective measures in place to return to the field, on a limited basis and with significant precautionary measures. Under the updated measures, practices are continuing to be held in groups of 15, and will initially be non-contact and with two meters of distance between players at all times. Among other precautions, athletes are expected to travel to the facility in private vehicles, temperature is taken prior to each practice, and use of the facility showers are not permitted.

For more information regarding Israel’s men’s national team programs, please contact JT Jennings at [email protected].