April 7, 2023

Israel Roster, Schedule Announced for European Box Invitational

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC — The Israel men’s national box lacrosse team will hold an eight-day camp, which will serve as the second of four major training events ahead of the 2024 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.

The training event is being held in conjunction with the 2023 European Box Invitational and the Aleš Hřebeský Memorial at LCC Radotín near Prague, Czech Republic.

Israel and nine other countries will be utilizing the Inivitational (dubbed “E-BOX”), which is held from April 21-24, as training camps. The event features each team in one full 60-minute (4×15) stopapge time, World Lacrosse regulation match per day, to best replicate the experience of participating in a grueling World or European Championship.

The Invitational is being held as a prelude to the 28th annual Aleš Hřebeský Memorial Tournament, in which Israel will be represented by Tel Aviv LC for the seventh time from April 26-29. The Israelis won the tournament for the first time in 2018 and was a finalist in 2019.

All games in both E-BOX and the AHM are streamed free, live on the LCC Radotin Youtube Page.

Match Schedule (all times local)
Sat., April at 8:00 PM – Israel vs Ireland
Sun., April 23 at 4:00 PM – Israel vs Czech Republic
Mon., April 24 at 1:30 PM – Israel vs Canada U21
Wed., April 26 at 6:10 PM – Tel Aviv vs Glasgow Clydesiders
Thu., April 27 at 2:30 PM – Tel Aviv vs German Sherherds
*Tel Aviv will compete in 3-4 additional games/times TBD

Training Camp Roster

Ori Bar David
Nick Goldberg
Jacob Leibowitz
Alex Rabin
Zach Wildeboer

Jacob Churchbourne
Matthew Flapan
Dolev Geva
Ian Kadish
Seth Mahler
Drew Morris
Franklin Pargh
Nolan Rutty
Wylie Sherman
Jacob Silberlicht
Shalev Tal
Austin Wolf

Adam Cotenoff
Zachary Eagen
Chris Friedman
Andrew Kruter
Thomas Morel

Jackson Hainer
Dan Haylett
Matt Rosenthal

Tel Aviv regulars František Klíma (CZE) and Steve Laforet (KOR) are expected to suit up for the Israeli club at the Memorial.

Both the European Invitational and the Aleš Hřebeský Memorial will be utilized for national team evaluation and training purposes ahead of WILC2024.

Israel National Team coaches Chad Culp and David Dennenberg will be on-hand to lead the blue-and-white at the camp.