ASHKELON, ISRAEL – Sam Trojano, a native of Lakeville, MA will relocate to Israel in October to participate in Israel Lacrosse’s Masa Gap-Year program.
Trojano will live like a local, train, compete, and directly contribute to the grassroots development of the sport in Israel. The 19-year-old attacker 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.
Trojano previously participated in the 2019-2020 gap year program with Israel Lacrosse, helping to lay the foundation for our current program and playing a substantial role in growing the sport domestically.
“Sam is a familiar face in Israel. This will be his second year on a gap-year with us. He’s an asset both on and off the field, and basically already a local here in Ashkelon,” said Jacob Silberlicht, Director of Men’s Lacrosse and Acting Men’s Head Coach. “As a result of his commitment, I personally feel that passing Sam the proverbial Israel Lacrosse torch, would be a great success for Israel Lacrosse.”
A graduate of Coyle and Cassidy High School, in his senior year, Trojano was named an Eastern Athletic Conference all-star, All-Conference, and All-State. He netted 50 goals, had 24 assists for 74 points, 14 caused turnovers, and collected 53 ground balls. Trojano is a first-time Taunton Daily Gazette All-Scholastic spring all-stars for lacrosse. Trojano is also a member of South Coast Buzzards.
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 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 will have an immersive experience to explore their interest, build their resume, interact with Israelis, live like a local, all while contributing 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 email@example.com.