Jake Suesserman Commits to Gap Year in Israel

Jake Suesserman Commits to Gap Year in Israel

ASHKELON, ISRAEL – Jake Suesserman, a native of Rye Brook, NY who has represented the blue-and-white on the field since 2018, will relocate to Israel in October to participate in Israel Lacrosse’s Masa Gap Year program.

Suesserman will live like a local, train, compete, and directly contribute to the grassroots development of the sport in Israel. The 20-year-old midfielder will also have a prioritized opportunity to be evaluated to compete at the Men’s European Lacrosse Championships held in Wroclaw, Poland from July 21-30, 2021.

Jake Suesserman representing the blue-and-white
Jake Suesserman representing the blue-and-white

Suesserman first appeared for Israel at the 2018 Heritage Cup in Providence, RI, and he contributed three goals and two assists at the 2019 edition of the event in Philadelphia, PA. He also represented Israel at the 2019 European Lacrosse Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, recording five goals and one assist in 10 games.

“Jake is a do it all midfielder that will lay it on the line for the blue and white,” said  Men’s National Team Head Coach Max Silberlicht. “His commitment to the program over these last 2 years is something I hold in high regard and I look forward to seeing his development and drive towards making the National Team reach its goals.”

Suesserman is a rising junior at Muhlenberg College and a former player at Blind Brook High School where he set a school record for goals (70) his junior year and points (123) his senior year.

Israel Lacrosse has worked with Masa Israel since 2015 to provide young adults between the ages of 18-30 immersive and life-changing international experiences, including internship experiences in Israel. Israel Lacrosse is the nation’s fully functioning National Governing Body of the sport that has a large range of internships and opportunities to offer. Participants of our gap year programs have the opportunity to build their resume, learn Hebrew, interact with Israelis, and contribute to growing the sport of lacrosse in Israel.

Athletes who are interested in learning more about the Israel Lacrosse Gap Year program should contact Director of Men’s Lacrosse, Seth Mahler at seth@lacrosse.co.il.