Nate Lapat Commits to Gap Year in Israel

Nate Lapat Commits to Gap Year in Israel

ASHKELON, ISRAEL – Nate Lapat, a native of Lower Merion, PA will relocate to Israel in October to participate in Israel Lacrosse’s Masa Gap Year program.

Lapat will live like a local, train, compete, and directly contribute to the grassroots development of the sport in Israel. The 18-year-old midfielder will have a prioritized opportunity to be evaluated to compete at the U20 Men’s World Lacrosse Championships, held in Limerick, Ireland from June 17-26, 2021, as well as other international tournaments.

Lapat will be spending the entire year representing the blue-and-white on the field and becoming an influential member of Israel Lacrosse. Following his gap year, Lapat will take his talents to Stevens Institute of Technology in 2021. He is a former player at Lower Merion High School and a former member of Fusion Pennsylvania Club.

“Nate is joining us for the first time this fall and we are excited to welcome him to Israel and the Israel Lacrosse family,” said Seth Mahler, Director Men’s Lacrosse. “We are honored to be a part of Nate’s journey of growth both on and off the field and we can’t wait to see the tremendous impact he has on the community.” 

Masa Israel Journey offers young adults between the ages of 18 to 30, a unique and life-changing opportunity to experience Israel. In 2015, Masa Israel Journey officially recognized the Israel Lacrosse Gap Year Program as a member of its organization. Israel Lacrosse is a fully functioning National Governing Body of the sport – equivalent to US Lacrosse in the United States. Participants of our gap year programs have the opportunity to grow their interests build their resume, interact with Israelis, obtain mentorship from experts in specific fields, and contribute to the growth 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.