Ribon, Mazer join EC15 roster

NYMBURK, CZECH REPUBLIC — The Israel women’s national team made a pair of transactions on the eve of the 2015 European Championships, adding forward Ifat Ribon and defender Katie Mazer to their 18-player active roster.

Ribon, a native of Rehovot, Israel, makes her third appearance for Team Israel;  she was a member of the team at the 2012 European Lacrosse Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as well as at the 2013 FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Canada, where she scored three goals in eight matches.

Mazer, who made Aliyah in January of 2013, captained Israel’s World Cup team in Oshawa.  She has resided in Tel Aviv for most of the last three years and is expected to make an instant impact on the teams’ defensive corps.

The duo replaces Megan Meluskey, who is unavailable due to injury, and Alicia Perry, who has work/personal commitments.  Meluskey has joined Israel’s coaching staff as a 2nd assistant.

3 F Jessica Rothstein Ashkelon, Israel Sticks For Kids
4 D Katie Mazer Tel Aviv, Israel Kuchinate
5 D Hannah Epstein Ashkelon, Israel Friends of IDF
6 F Sarah Greenberg Ashkelon, Israel Makif Daled School
7 M Kim Dubansky Ashkelon, Israel* Taglit-Birthright
8 F Taylor Roy Ashkelon, Israel Jewish Community Federation
9 F Ifat Ribon Rehovot, Israel Jewish National Fund
10 M Sophia Rosetti Ashkelon, Israel Turning the Tables
11 D Ellie Rosenblum Ashkelon, Israel Save a Child’s Heart
12 M Courtney Miller Ashkelon, Israel Friends of IDF
13 F Halsey Diakow Ashkelon, Israel Maccabi USA
16 D Hannah Deoul Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
21 M Leah Sherman Ashkelon, Israel Jewish National Fund
22 M Emily Brodsky Ashkelon, Israel Special Olympics Israel
24 M Sarah Meisenberg Ashkelon, Israel* Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
27 M Marlee Galper Ashkelon, Israel Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
30 M Amanda Tuck Ashkelon, Israel Sticks for Kids
39 G Julia Szafman Ashkelon, Israel Live Like Blaine

*Athlete compliant with “split-time” residency which meets Association requirements

Me’et Machleef: Sara Greenberg

Head Coach: Kelsey MacDonald
Assistant Coaches: Scott Cohen, Megan Meluskey
Athletic Trainer: Hannah Berg