ASHKELON, ISRAEL — Three-time national team player Noah Miller, who recently completed his service in the Israel Defense Forces, has re-joined Israel Lacrosse as the organization’s Director of Business Development.
In his new role, Miller will facilitate growth for the organization by identifying, assessing and developing new relationships and business opportunities in Israel and abroad.
“We are extremely excited to have Noah continue to be part of our team, moving through our organization from a player, coach and leader,” said Mark Greenberg, a member of the Israel Lacrosse Executive Board. “These ranges of experiences in addition to him being in the IDF as a soldier and businessman are invaluable and set him apart from other candidates.”
Miller will work closely with Greenberg and Executive Director Scott Neiss in his new role.
A native of Burlington, VT, Miller is a graduate of University of Vermont, where he played NCAA lacrosse and secured a place on the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. In 2010, Miller topped off his collegiate career with a season at McGill University in Montreal, where he was named to Principal’s Academic Honor Roll and earned the team’s Captains Award. Miller also earned a Master of Science degree in Applied Conflict Studies from Champlain College in 2012, before serving as an organizational development consultant for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
Miller made his debut with the Israel men’s national team at the 2012 European Lacrosse Championships in Amsterdam. He “made Aliyah” (immigrated to Israel) in 2013 and was drafted in to the Israel Defense Forces, where he served as head commander and chief instructor of Krav Maga in the IDF Special Forces Combat School, charged with training both IDF and visiting foreign soldiers in the self defense system.
Both prior to his time in the army and throughout his service, Miller was devoted to helping expand the reach of lacrosse into the Middle East. In 2014, Miller was awarded the Federation of International Lacrosse’s “Spirit of Lacrosse” Award for his work starting a co-existence lacrosse team in Jaffa. He was an instrumental member of the Israel National Team which earned a #7 world ranking at the 2014 World Championships in Denver, Colorado, as well as the blue-and-white’s World Indoor Team which finished 4th last September in Syracuse.