ASHKELON, ISRAEL – Max Silberlicht, head coach of the Israel Men’s National Team, will be joining the “Winter High-Performance Bubble” in Ashkelon to coach and evaluate players in preparation for the 2021 European Championships. The men’s national team will compete at the Men’s European Lacrosse Championship in Wroclaw, Poland, from July 21-30, 2021.
The major Championship event, which is usually held every four years, was postponed from summer 2020 as a result of the global pandemic to 2021. Israel currently ranks second in Europe after earning a silver medal in Budapest in 2016.
Silberlicht will evaluate players throughout the special four-team winter IPLL season which is scheduled to take place from December 6-26. Each IPLL team will play an eight-game schedule in December, while Silberlicht will lead additional Men’s and U-20 national training sessions held throughout the month.
Israel Lacrosse Association will hold a formal Men’s National Teams tryout at the National Training Center in Ashkelon from December 27-29, 2020. The Israel men’s national team will be looking to return to the gold medal game in their debut with head coach Silberlicht.
Silberlicht will serve as the head coach for the blue-and-white through at least 2023 as he looks to improve upon Israel’s silver-medal finish at the 2016 European Championships, as well as the program’s #7 world ranking.
Silberlicht enters his fourth year as the full-time assistant coach for the Boston University men’s lacrosse team. He previously served as head coach of Latvia from 2016-2018, leading their men’s national team to a program-best #18 world ranking following July’s World Championship in Israel.
Israel Lacrosse is the National Governing Body of lacrosse in Israel, aiming to promote lacrosse in the Jewish State by allocating resources, programming, and inspiring participation from all over the country. The organization’s vision is based on the belief that lacrosse has an important and significant role in strengthening the ties of Diaspora Jewry to Israel.