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Israel, Philippines, Greek national teams to play in South Jersey in conjunction with JCC Maccabi Games (live by @AccessLacrosse)

Friday, 1st August 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, International, Posted 8/1/14
From Press Release

The men’s national lacrosse teams of Israel and Philippines will meet in their second annual exhibition game, at Haddonfield High School on August 10th, to help kick off the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish teenagers held each summer in North America.

The game is part of the Israel Lacrosse Association’s second-annual International Lacrosse Festival in the Cherry Hill area.

This special cultural and sporting event kicks off on Saturday August 9th, when Philippines faces off against Hellenic Lacrosse Federation/Greece Lacrosse on Saturday at 12:30 PM at DeCou Fields in Cherry Hill. The weekend continues on Saturday night when the Greeks take on Israel Lacrosse at 8:00 PM at Total Turf Experience in Pittman, NJ.

Sunday August 10th’s main event features the second-annual exhibition game with Philippines taking on Israel at Haddonfield High School at 12:30 PM. ($10 donation for this event )

All three internationals will be streamed live on Access Lacrosse at:

Israel, which recently earned a No. 7 world ranking following their quarterfinal appearance in the quadrennial FIL World Lacrosse Championships, is the “home team” this year, with the game taking place in conjunction with the Maccabi Games, which are being hosted by the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill.

Several JCC Maccabi alumni are suiting up for Israel, including Baltimore forward Jory Parson and Ft. Lauderdale defender Ian McAdorey. Four young Israeli prospects who are spending this summer in the U.S. — Benor Buniel and Yotam Drori of Ashkelon, and Mor Cohen and Ori Miron of Tel Aviv — are also expected to see extensive action in the exhibition, before competing themselves in the Maccabi Games. Israel’s team also features Cherry Hill East 2015 midfielder Brandon Stern, a Penn State commit.

Philippines, who earned a 7th-place finish in their debut tournament with an 11-5 victory over Portugal at the Elite/Open Division of the 2014 World Lacrosse Festival, were recently recognized as the 50th member of the Federation of International Lacrosse. The Philippines Lacrosse Association has been working tirelessly to promote the game back home, establishing year-round programs at Silliman University in Dumaguete City and International School Manila, as well as programs in Cebu City and Bacolod City.

Fans are encouraged to bring lightly-used equipment to donate to Israeli and Filipino lacrosse players who could otherwise not participate in the shared passion of lacrosse. We especially need sticks, helmets, and goggles, but any protective equipment is welcome.

Team Israel Roster (August 9-10 Weekend)
1 G Adam Daroff Pepper Pike, OH / Babson
2 F Jory Parson Baltimore, MD / Maryland
3 M Alex Wilson Boca Raton, FL / Detroit-Mercy
4 M Garrett Naimie York, ME / New England College
5 F Jordan Canter Wynnewood, PA / Lower Merion
6 M Brandon Stern Cherry Hill, NJ / Penn State
7 M Jesse Kane Tel Aviv, Israel / Oberlin
8 F Bradley Neumann Woodbury, NY / Georgetown
9 F Slade Parson Baltimore, MD / Pikesville
10 G Ted Bergman Media, PA / Wesleyan
11 D David Wolfson Gladwyne, PA / Shipley School
12 D Harrison Freid Ashkelon, Israel / St. John’s
13 M Kobi Frankel Kinnelon, NJ / Dickinson
14 M Benor Buniel Ashkelon, Israel / Makif Alef
15 D Nate Rottenstrich Fair Lawn, NJ / Arizona
16 D Eric Loreaux Radnor, PA / Boston University
17 M Ori Miron Tel Aviv, Israel / Democratic School
18 M Ben Herman Brunswick, ME / University of New England
19 M Mor Cohen Tel Aviv, Israel / Democratic School
20 D Ian McAdorey Parkland, FL / Norwich
21 M Kyle Bergman New York, NY / Drexel
22 F Yotam Drori Ashkelon, Israel / Makif Daled
23 F Matthew Opsahl Patomac, MD / Hobart
24 D Noah Knopf New York, NY / Fieldston School
25 M Michael Grosz St. Louis, MO / Robert Morris
26 D Chris Friedman Freeport, NY / Briarcliffe
27 D Adam Crystal Baldwin, NY / Drexel
28 G Jake Reiner Farmington, CT / Clark
29 M Jesse Parker Dix Hills, NY / Binghamton
30 F Jake Levine Cold Spring Harbor, NY / Delaware


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