U-19 Women Ready for World Cup

ASHKELON, ISRAEL — The Israel U-19 women’s national team is ready for Scotland.

Israel makes their U-19 debut at the 2015 FIL Women’s U-19 World Cup and International Festival of Lacrosse, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from July 23-August 1.

The team, which was selected after a series of tryouts at Voldenberg Field in Ashkelon, as well as formal evaluations held in conjunction with the Israel U-19 Winter Developmental Program, is composed of both Israeli players, as well as members of the Jewish diaspora, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL).

“Our staff has been working around the clock to recruit and prepare our first-ever U-19 national team,” said Israel head coach Hannah Deoul, a native of Baltimore who made Aliyah to Ashkelon in October of 2014. “We could not be more excited and confident with the energetic, hard working group we have assembled.”

General Manager: Julia Szafman
Head Coach (Championship): Hannah Deoul
Assistant Coaches (Championship): Emily Brodsky, Taylor Roy, Amanda Tuck
Head Coach (Festival): Kim Dubansky
Assistant Coach (Festival): Scott Cohen
Athletic Trainer: Stefanie Wainwright