|Business Contact||Gewas Schindler|
|Address 1||Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Tsha'Hon'nonyen'dakhwa' 326 Route 11|
|Address 2||PO Box 360 Onondaga Nation|
|Address 1||Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Tsha'Hon'nonyen'dakhwa' 326 Route 11|
|Address 2||PO Box 360 Onondaga Nation|
2014 Iroquois Nationals 44- Man Roster Announced
Haudenosaunee Iroquois Nationals is proud to post a Spring Roster of players that will make up its 2014 Iroquois Nationals Field Lacrosse Team. The finalized version of the team roster will be announced later in June, as the Iroquois Nationals prepare for competition at the 2014 Men’s World Field Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado.
This announcement is released from the Iroquois Nationals headquarters at T’shaHonnonyadakhwa Arena, Onondaga Nation and the home for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.
The Iroquois Nationals roster is comprised of stand- out athletes with experience in both the Professional Lacrosse League’s as well as the Collegiate Game. There are a number of Professional All- Stars along with Collegiate All-Americans vying for positions with hopes of representing their Nation in the 2014 World Field Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado, July 10-19th.
The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse program officially announces the Management and Coaching Staff for the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships.
“We have put together a very committed and knowledgeable group of coaches focused on taking this team to the next level”, said Gewas Schindler- General Manager of the 2014 Iroquois Nationals Men’s Field Lacrosse Team.
The team management falls under the direction of, General Manager Gewas Schindler Haudenosaunee (Oneida Nation) along with Assistant GM Ansley Jemison Haudenosaunee (Seneca Nation) who will both oversee the planning, scheduling and general operations of the team.
The Coaching staff is an experienced and veteran group led by, Head Coach Steve Beville, Associate Head Coach Cam Bomberry, Assistant Coach Marc Van Arsdale, Assistant Coach Mark Burnam,Assistant Coach Jerome Thompson, and Assistant Coach Chris Doctor who will comprise the 2014 Iroquois Nationals Coaching Staff.
Steve Beville(Cortland State University) will be in his first World Games serving as the Head Coach of the Nationals. Coach Beville’s initial experience in working with the Nationals came when he was an Assistant Coach with Bronze Medal winning U19 Iroquois Nationals that competed in Turku, Finland in 2012. Coach Beville has a tremendous amount of experience in the field game as well as the international game. He has surrounded himself with a great coaching staff and will be a great leader for the program.
Cam Bomberry Haudenosaunee (Mohawk Nation), a familiar face within the program, as an alumnus of the Iroquois Nationals he has played many roles as both a player and coach. Cam will serve as the 2014 Iroquois Nationals Associate Head Coach. He began his career with the program in 1990, competing in the first official world championships for the Nationals. Cam played in four consecutive Men’s World Field Lacrosse Championships, along with the 2003 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. He also has won an NLL World Championship with the Rochester Knighthawks. Cam served as the Head Coach of the 2010 Iroquois Nationals World Field Lacrosse team.
Mark BurnamHaudenosaunee ( Mohawk Nation), is a 2014 Iroquois Nationals Coach with primary responsibilities working with the defense, he played for the Iroquois Nationals from 1990 -2006 competing in five consecutive World Championships. Mark also played in the 2003 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. Mark has over 30 years of coaching experience, alongside playing international and professional lacrosse for 16 years.
Jerome ThompsonHaudenosaunee (Mohawk Nation), a 2014 Iroquois Nationals Coach, and another alumnus of the Iroquois Nationals having served as both a player and coach starting with the program in the 1990 WIL games in Australia. Jerome has years of lacrosse experience at many levels of lacrosse and will work primarily with the face-offs and Midfielders.
Mark Van Arsdale(University of Virginia Associate Head Coach),Marc is in his 13th year as the top assistant coach under Dom Starsia. Marc is in his eighth season as associate head coach. One of the outstanding teachers in the college game, he is heavily involved in all aspects of the program and serves as the team's offensive coordinator. A master offensive tactician, Van Arsdale has overseen some of the most potent offenses in school history.
Chris DoctorHaudenosaunee (Mohawk Nation) heritage,( University of Penn State), Chris enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Penn State men's lacrosse team during the 2013-14 academic year. Doctor was pivotal to Penn State's 2013 success as the Lions went 12-5 with a CAA regular season crown and a NCAA Tournament appearance. Doctor runs the faceoff crew for the Nittany Lions.
Jason Johnson Haudenosaunee (Mohawk Nation)serves as Assistant Coach with the Rochester KnightHawks and Hamilton Nationals, and will serve as the team’s Head Scout. Head Trainer, Marty Ward Sr.,Haudenosaunee (Onondaga Nation), AHL Hockey trainer for 25 years, and Onondaga Nation Redhawks trainer for the last 10 seasons. Allen Sonny Shenandoah Haudenosaunee (Onondaga Nation), Onondaga Nation Redhawks trainer. Tony Pineda Haudenosaunee( Tuscarora Nation), trainer. Kaweiente George Haudenosaunee (Mohawk Nation), trainer, Stanford Medical University
The self-esteem and self-discipline are essential elements for every international team but a combination of representing the originators of the game of lacrosse, and the Pride representing all indigenous athletes will enable the Iroquois Nationals to be strong to meet the mental and physical preparations require of a World Class Team.
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The 2014 Iroquois Nationals 44- Man Roster:
Alex “Kedo” Hill
Adam “Abby” Bomberry
Jerome “Hiana” Thompson
2015 WILC PRESS RELEASE
Written by Frank David.
2015 WILC Press Release
Monday, April 14, 2014
Neal Powless: Neal@WILC2015.com
Gewas Schindler: Gewas@WILC2015.com
Scott Neiss: Scott@WILC2015.com
The Finland National Team has confirmed they will make their international indoor lacrosse debut at the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, held at Tsha’Hon’nonyen’dakhwa’ Onondaga Nation Arena near Syracuse, N.Y., and First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y., in September of 2015.
"We are excited to push this forward and see where we stand on the international level," said Finnish Lacrosse Association president Matti Tähkäpää.
The 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship is truly an historical event, as it is the first time an indigenous community, the Haudenosaunee, is to host a world championship. Gewas Schindler, WILC Co-Director said, “Haudenosaunee is the host nation and we are all extremely pleased to receive Finland's commitment to attend the 2015 WILC games."
"There has been a group of Finnish indoor lacrosse enthusiasts who have actively taken part in European club tournaments in Stockholm and Prague, and their efforts paid off last spring when we ran our first Finland indoor league. We realize as a hockey nation that transitioning to the indoor game is a natural progression for us. Like in hockey, our cornerstones in indoor lacrosse will be goaltending and teamwork. I'm very excited for Finnish Lacrosse that we are now having a team in every FIL world tournament,” says Finland spokesperson Matti Tähkäpää.
Lacrosse officially arrived in Finland in the summer of 2001, and Finland's field program has been a strong contender since its' debut in 2004. They most recently finished 7th in the 2012 European Championships and 12th in the 2010 World Championships.
Eight nations competed in the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships — Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Iroquois Nationals, Slovakia, and the United States — “Finland, Israel, Thailand and Turkey have committed to joining as new teams in 2015, with potential interest also coming from teams in seven other countries”, said Scott Neiss, WILC Executive Committee.
For additional information visit: WILC2015.com
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FALL ROUND OF THE POLISH LACROSSE LEAGUE
Written by Reposted.
The second November weekend marks the end of the Fall Round of the Polish Lacrosse League. But it will not be the last opportunity to see lacrosse in Poland this year. The Polish National Team (male/female) will play exhibition games on the 29th of December in Warszawa against Israel (male/female) and Durva Dynamite (male/Latvia).Read the article:For further information please contact the Polish Lacrosse Federation (PFL) Press Office
ph.: +48 794 093 614
Polish Lacrosse Federation is in partnership with the Polish Ice Hockey Federation (PZHL). pzhl.org.pl
GREAT NEWS FOR INL BACK IN BLUE DIVISION
Written by Sam Laskaris.
The Iroquois Nationals can finally get to the task at hand - building the best team possible without having to worry about any nagging off-field concerns. The men's field lacrosse squad has had its share of incidents to worry about in recent years.
For starters, there was the much publicized case in 2010 when team members were not allowed to travel to England on their Haudenosaunee passports. As a result, the club, which was considered a medal contender, did not participate in the world field lacrosse championships that year.
Earlier this year, the Iroquois Nationals discovered that since its team did not take part in the 2010 global tournament, it would be seeded 30th for the 2014 World Championships, which will be held in Denver next summer.
That's because the sport's world governing body - Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) - had a bylaw in its constitution which stipulates teams are ranked for world championships based on their finish at the previous tournament.
Since 29 teams had competed at the 2010 tourney, the Nationals were originally seeded behind all of these countries.
After various appeals and FIL votes this year, the Nationals general manager Gewas Schindler finally got word last week. His squad will be one of six competing at the Denver tournament.
"It's been a long process," Schindler said. "It's definitely a big relief and we're definitely happy we're back in the Blue Division, which is the premier division."
The division will also feature the defending tournament champion United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and England.
The Nationals team was actually reinstated into the Blue Division this past August, but there were several hurdles to overcome. US lacrosse officials could not accommodate a seven-team Blue Division at next year's tournament.
Schindler said organizers cited field availability and scheduling difficulties as some of their concerns for wanting to keep the division at six teams instead of seven.
As a result, another FIL vote was required.
The 23 countries that have full voting memberships in the FIL had to decide whether to keep Germany - the sixth-place finisher at the 2010 tournament - in the top division for next year.
"It really wasn't about us," Schindler said of the latest FIL ruling. "It was a vote whether Germany was going to be the seventh team in the Blue Division or whether they were going to drop down one division."
Schindler said there was considerable support for his team.
"There were 15,000 people who signed a petition saying they wouldn't go to the world championships if we weren't in the Blue Division," he said.
Schindler said that based on how the question of the last vote was phrased there was no way his team could have been dropped down to a lower division. Its position in the Blue
Division had been guaranteed this past August.
Now Schindler just wants to look ahead.
"We just want to move on and focus on what we're supposed to do," he said.
Cody Jamieson, who is expected to be one of the star players on the Iroquois Nationals team, was pleased to hear FIL appeals and votes are now complete.
"It's definitely nice to know we'll be where we belong - with the elite teams of the world," he said.
Jamieson said that players who will make up the Iroquois Nationals roster were not really discussing the off-field activities that were taking place throughout the year.
"We pretty much didn't talk about it at all," he said. "We knew things would work themselves out."
The Nationals have participated in five previous world men's field lacrosse tournaments. But they are still seeking their first medal.
They placed fifth at the 1990 and 1994 events and they finished fourth in 1998, 2002 and 2006.Jamieson believes the club is capable of a Top 3 finish in Denver.
"I think this is our best team going yet," he said.
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/15/iroquois-nationals-prep-world-title-blue-division-tournament-152728
PRESS RELEASE FRIDAY 15. 2013
Written by Staff Writer.
Press Release: Iroquois Nationals, Friday, November 15, 2013
Iroquois Nationals vs. Team Canada: Sunday, November 17th
Two of the best lacrosse teams in the world will meet this Sunday at 2:00 pm, November 17th- 2013 in the Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada. The Iroquois Nationals Indoor Lacrosse Team is featured in an exhibition match with Team Canada.
The weekend of the Iroquois Nationals vs. Team Canada Exhibition game will include an introduction of the Iroquois Nationals team and 3 additional lacrosse games honoring Future and Past Haudenosaunee Lacrosse Athletes.
The Iroquois National program will sponsor a “Meet-N-Greet” the Iroquois National’s Players on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Kahnawake Community Lacrosse Box from 5-7pm.
The Iroquois Nationals players for the 2:00 pm main event are: #88 Cody Jamieson, #79 Sid Smith, #81 Roger Vyse, #63 Tom Montour, #77 Jeff Shattler, #93 Johnny Powless, #28 Vaughn Harris, #74 Jeremy Thompson, #24 Mike Lazore, #26 Brett Bucktooth, #83 Randy Staats, #47 Travis Hill, #72 Rod Squire, Karak Two Axe, Kauwawiio Diome, Joe Hall, #84 Brandon Francis, Nick Angus, Tontie McComber, #94 Wenster Green, #66 Mike Thompson, #55 Angus Goodleaf, Donovan Fleischer, Reserves; Mark Kirby, Shane Francis, Adam Bomberry, Chad Norton, and Josh Johnson.
The event in Kahnawake on Saturday, November 16yh, will include the official announcement releasing “Tammy Beavais Designs” as the official indigenous apparel company for the Iroquois Nationals Team for the 2014 & 2015 World Lacrosse Championships. The 2014 WIC is July 10-19th in Denver, Colorado, and the 2015 is September 18-16th hosted by Haudenosaunee: Onondaga Nation, near Syracuse, New York. Tammy Beavais is a Haudenosaunee: Mohawk from the Kahnawake Mohawk Community and designed the Iroquois Nationals official indigenous team apparel for the 2012 U-19 WLC in Finland last year.
The Iroquois Nationals Exhibition game provides a time to celebrate our future and past athletes with a pair of U-17 indigenous youth exhibition lacrosse games and an indigenous master’s lacrosse game scheduled prior to the 2:00pm main event Iroquois Nationals vs. Team Canada on Sunday at the Bell Centre. The Iroquois Nationals announces the following schedule of lacrosse competitions for Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Bell Centre, Montreal.
Bantam Level: Kahnawake vs. Quebec
Midget Level: Team Iroquois vs. Team Quebec
Masters Level: Iroquois vs. Quebec
Main Event 2:00 pm
IROQUOIS NATIONALS vs. TEAM CANADA
If you would like to help the Iroquois Nationals prepare for the 2014 WLC and the 2015 WILC please make your contributions through the website: http://iroquoisnationals.orgNiawenha.
Follow the Iroquois Nationals “Iroquoisnationals.org”, “WILC2015.com”, twitter-“Iroquoisnatslax”, and Facebook “Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse.”
For more information contact: Gewas Schindler, email@example.com
IROQUOIS NATIONALS VS. TEAM CANADA: NOVEMBER 17TH
Written by Staff Writer.
Iroquois Nationals vs. Team Canada: November 17th
November 13, 2013, By IN Staff Writer
Two of the best lacrosse teams in the world will meet this Sunday at 2:00 pm, November 17th- 2013 in the Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada. The Iroquois Nationals Indoor Lacrosse Team is featured in an exhibition match with Team Canada. Lacrosse enthusiasts know well that these two teams always put on a world-class performance whenever they meet for a game.
Événements Sportifs Rooths enterprise, a Canadian business composed of entrepreneurs and several former Canadian lacrosse alumni, is hosting this event in part to serve as a lacrosse fund raiser for Team Canada while also a financial contributor to the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse organization for their participation.
For the Iroquois Nationals it is a preliminary event to highlight the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (WILC) in 2015, hosted by the Haudenosaunee at the Onondaga Nation located near Syracuse, New York. The WILC 2015 in September 18-23, 2015, is the first time an Indigenous Nation will host an international sporting championship.
This Federation of International Lacrosse sanctioned indoor lacrosse game will meet several Iroquois National program objectives. First, this event provides a time to celebrate our future and past athletes with a pair of U-17 indigenous youth exhibition lacrosse games and an indigenous master’s lacrosse game scheduled prior to the 2:00pm main event start time on Sunday at the Bell Centre. Secondly, it supports the Iroquois Nationals officiating program launched in 2011, with two indigenous referees officiating in this Sunday’s game.
Follow the Iroquois Nationals and check out “Iroquois Nationals.org”, “WILC2015.com”, twitter-“Iroquoisnatslax”, and Facebook “Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse.”
The Iroquois Nationals players are: #88 Cody Jamieson, #79 Sid Smith, #81 Roger Vyse, #63 Tom Montour, #77 Jeff Shattler, #93 Johnny Powless, #28 Vaughn Harris, #74 Jeremy Thompson, #24 Mike Lazore, #26 Brett Bucktooth, #83 Randy Staats, #47 Travis Hill, #72 Rod Squire, Karak Two Axe, Kauwawiio Diome, Joe Hall, #84 Brandon Francis, Nick Angus, Tontie McComber, #94 Wenster Green, #66 Mike Thompson, #55 Angus Goodleaf, Donovan Fleischer, Reserves; Mark Kirby, Shane Francis, Adam Bomberry, Chad Norton, and Josh Johnson.
If you would like to help the Iroquois Nationals prepare for the 2014 WLC and the 2015 WILC please make your contributions through our website: http://iroquoisnationals.org/1.7/.Niawen.