Israel roster announced for European Box Invitational

The Israel men’s national indoor team has announced its’ 23-man roster for their fourth annual training camp in April, which is being held in conjunction with the 2016 European Box Invitational at LCC Radotín near Prague, Czech Republic.

The nine-country event, held from April 15-18, allows teams to compete in one full 60-minute (4×15) stoppage time, FIL regulation match per day, to best replicate the experience of participating in a grueling World or European Championship.

The first-ever European Box Lacrosse Championships will be held in 2017, offering plenty of time for teams to continue developing their programs ahead of what is expected to be a very competitive 16-country event.

1 T Glen Tobin Kiryat Gat, Israel
4 F Bradley Diamond Syracuse, NY
8 T Franklin Pargh Nashville, TN
10 D Jonathan Rathauser Mukuru, Kenya
11 T Bryan Hopper Ridgewood, NJ
13 T Max Artz Gates Mills, OH
15 D Daniel Bialosky Boston, MA
16 T Andrew Landsman Ashdod, Israel
17 T Aaron Tracy Tel Aviv, Israel
18 T Seth Mahler Ashkelon, Israel
26 D Chris Friedman Ashkelon, Israel
31 D Eric Kansky Ashkelon, Israel
33 F Aaron Feinberg Netanya, Israel
35 G Andrew Copeland Ashdod, Israel
36 T Avraham Kolel Tel Aviv, Israel
40 T Matthew Flapan Tel Aviv, Israel
42 T Jon Lipton New York, NY
43 T Kyle Bergman New York, NY
45 T Aaron Mathias Ridgefield, CT
56 D Harrison Freid New York, NY
77 T Jeffrey Schwartz Ashdod, Israel
93 D Cooper Levitan Tel Aviv, Israel
99 F Joshua Bernstein Netanya, Israel

Me’et Machleef: Mookie Alderman, Frantisek Klima

Israel National Team coaches Brad MacArthur and David Dennenberg will be on-hand to lead the blue-and-white.

The schedule for the Invitational — now dubbed E-BOX — is still under development, but Israel is expected to meet #6 Ireland, #7 Czech Republic and #9 Finland in the event.

Teams from Finland, Germany, Norway, Poland and Sweden are also competing on the weekend.

The Invitational is being held as a prelude to the 23rd Annual Aleš Hřebeský Memorial Tournament, in which Israel will be represented by Tel Aviv LC for the fourth consecutive year from April 20-23.

While Israel is utilizing the Aleš Hřebeský Memorial for national team evaluation and training purposes ahead of EBLC2017, Tel Aviv’s roster at the Memorial will be bolstered by Czech national Frantisek Klima, American goaltender Chris Leone, and Hong Kong sniper Steve Laforet.

The Israel men’s national field team will also be competing in a field lacrosse exhibition game against a team of European All-Stars on Tuesday, April 19th.

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