Most Outstanding Goalie Awards

2021 was the inaugural year for the two goalie awards, named in honor of two goalies who have gone above and beyond for Israel and Israel Lacrosse. 

Both awards are intended to recognize goalies who have made a lasting impact on Israel Lacrosse.

Most Outstanding Goalie Awards

2020 was the inaugural year for the two goalie awards, named in honor of two goalies who have gone above and beyond for Israel and Israel Lacrosse.

Both awards are intended to recognize goalies who have made a lasting impact on Israel Lacrosse.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

2021 was the inaugural year for our two goalie awards. Named in honor of two goalies who have gone above and beyond for Israel and Israel Lacrosse, both of these awards are intended to recognize goalies who have made a lasting impact on Israel Lacrosse. 

The Alex Freedman and Family Most Outstanding Women’s Goalie

Alex Freedman is one of the pioneering forces behind Israel women’s lacrosse. Put simply, the growth of lacrosse in Israel would be nowhere near its current level without her immense contributions. Throughout high school, Alex traveled to Israel many times to grow the game until she graduated from Middlebury college in 2018, and made Aliyah, moving to Israel full time. She was a staple in goal for our Women’s National team, instrumental in our ability to host the 2018 World Championships and a coach of the U19 Girls National team. There are very few who even approach her level of commitment to Israel Lacrosse and the Jewish world.

Alex Freedman
Cookie Krongard

The Howard “Cookie” Krongard Most Outstanding Men’s Goalie

Howard “Cookie” Krongard played on Princeton’s undefeated Ivy League championship teams from 1959-1961, earned first-team All-American honors in 1961, was selected as the USCLA’s Player of the Year in both 1968 and 1974, voted USILA Man of the Year in 1983, and was inducted into the U.S. National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the New York Sports Hall of Fame. Not only a wildly successful lacrosse player, Cookie continues to give back to the Jewish world including his sponsorship of this award for excellence within the goalkeeper world.

Past Winners

2021: Benjamin Friedman, Kelly Layton

Press Releases

The ILA has chosen the 21 young women who will fill out the Blue-and-White roster at the World Lacrosse 2024 Women’s U20 Championship in Hong Kong, scheduled for August 15-25....
Israel Lacrosse has selected its 22 representatives for the 2024 European Men’s U20 Lacrosse Championship, set for Wroclaw, Poland, from July 19-27. In Israel’s last U20 Men’s Championship appearance in...

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