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Team USA Men’s U19 Lacrosse To Face Iroquois In Semifinals Of FIL U19 World Lacrosse Championships In Turku, Finland On July 19


The U.S. (3-2) advances to play the second-seeded Iroquois (3-1) in the semifinal round at 8 p.m. (1 p.m. EST) on Thursday in Finland. The Iroquois beat the U.S. 15-13 on Tuesday in both teams’ final pool play game. It was the first time an Iroquois Nationals team defeated the U.S. in international field competition.

In what was the U.S. under-19 men’s national team’s final tune-up before the challenge that lies ahead for a gold medal – a rematch Thursday against the Iroquois in the semifinals and a potential rematch with Canada in the title game – Team USA breezed past Germany 22-2 on Wednesday in a quarterfinal game at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships.

Matt Kavanagh tallied four goals and two assists while Connor Buczek also had four goals and Kyle Keenan had two goals and three assists. U.S. goalie Kyle Turri started the game in net, making one save. Zach Oliveri played the second half as the U.S. defense was not largely tested.

“After yesterday, with a heartbreak like that in a game where we really thought if we did a few things better we could have won, coming out here today was good,” U.S. midfielder Mike Tagliaferri said. “Just to clear you mind a little bit, clear the air, fresh start. We got three more games. We knocked one down, so two to go.”

On Tuesday night, several hours after that loss – the first ever for a U.S. team to the Iroquois in international field competition – the U.S. team held a players’ only meeting for about two hours, discussing what happened and plans for rebounding in the medal rounds.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/teamusa/u19men/2011-12/news/071812_us_under_19_mens_national_team_beats_germany_sets_up_iroquois_rematch

Lacrosse Films: “Iroquois Lacrosse” Documents The Political Impasse On Visas Faced By The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team During The Summer Of 2010 (Video)


This piece, “Iroquois Lacrosse” took 2nd place in the news category for Panasonic’s ‘Shoot It. Share It.’ contest. Here is a note from the filmmaker:

“This summer, the 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships were missing one team that made all the difference. The founders of the sport were held out of the competition due to politics. This story produced for US Lacrosse shared a small piece of the good that came out of a bad situation. Shot on a Panasonic-HMC150, the high quality HD footage made for great visuals in covering a fast-paced sport. Traveling light was a major key to success on this project. The best part was being able to use SD cards to capture 2-hour long games plus interviews without having to swap out. Using this effective camera and capture cards enabled quick turn-around for producing news stories each day on this 10-day international assignment.”

2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational: The Iroquois National Lacrosse Team Has Provided “An Educational Experience” For The Hawaiian Youth


England’s loss was Hawaii’s gain. Since the team had unused plane tickets, the Iroquois Nationals opted to compete in this weekend’s

The 20th Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament on October 29th - October 31st, 2010.

20th Hawaii Invitational Tournament at Kapiolani Park as well as do a clinic for native Hawaiian youth.

Yesterday’s clinic here by the Iroquois National Lacrosse team was much more than a cultural exchange. For the students at Ke Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Anuenue, the Hawaiian immersion school in Palolo Valley, it was an educational experience that linked the Hawaiian sovereignty issue to the recognition problems encountered by the visitors last summer.

Jerome Thompson, one of the coaches for the Iroquois team, showed Alohi Madrona, 13, how to hold the stick.

The Iroquois Nationals were unable to travel to England to compete in the Federations of International Lacrosse World Championships because of a document dispute. The players possess passports issued by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, a group of six nations in the U.S. and Canada. The State Department granted a one-time waiver to travel, but the United Kingdom refused to recognize the passports.

Rather than use U.S. or Canadian passports, the team — ranked fourth in the world — stood firm when defaulting its matches to underline national pride and the right to self-determination.

For more:  http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/hawaiinews/20101030_lacrosse_cultural.html

Hawaii Lacrosse 20th Anniversary Invitational: “The Iroquois Nationals” And “Nike Lacrosse” Highlight This Year’s “International Lacrosse Event” On Oct. 29-31, 2010 In Waikiki, HI


HAWAII LACROSSE 20th ANNIVERSARY INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT PRESENTED BY NIKE RETURNS TO OAHU OCTOBER 29-31, 2010

  •   The IROQUOIS NATIONALS Team to Compete in AnnualInternational Event  

  • “Nike Lacrosse is proud to begin a partnership with one of the premier events in the world of lacrosse,” said Joe Taylor, Nike Lacrosse manager. “We are especially proud to highlight our partnership with the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team as part of N7, Nike’s commitment to bring sport and all of its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the U.S. and Canada.”

HONOLULU, HI (October 20, 2010) – The Hawaii Lacrosse 20th Anniversary Invitational Tournament presented by Nike will take place at Kapiolani Park, in Waikiki, Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31. This is the first year Nike Lacrosse is sponsoring the event.

Highlighting the tournament this year is the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team, whose members will come together in competition for the first time since being unable to compete in the FIL Lacrosse World Championship last June in Manchester, England, due to visa complications. The Iroquois Nationals will also debut their new game day jersey, featuring the Nike N7 logo. Nike has partnered with the Iroquois Nationals since 2006.

The Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament has three divisions for men (Elite, Masters and Grand Masters), and one division for women (Elite). The Iroquois Nationals will compete in the men’s Elite division. Hawaii Lacrosse expects 30 teams to compete in this year’s event, including teams from Japan, Canada and the mainland.

The tournament brings 2,000 players and spectators to Honolulu each year to play and watch the “fastest game on two feet” and participate in a number of social events (schedule below). The tournament consistently attracts professional players and members of national teams throughout the world. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Aloha Youth Lacrosse Association (AYLA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance boys and girls youth lacrosse in Hawaii, and the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that honors and empowers wounded warriors by providing veterans with beneficial programs and a network of support from like service members.

“As we celebrate 20 years hosting our international tournament, we are thrilled to begin a partnership with Nike Lacrosse,” said tournament director and AYLA president Rudie Schaefer. “Our goal is to bring the best lacrosse players in the world to share their enthusiasm of the sport with our youth and our Hawaii lacrosse ohana. Having the support of a brand like Nike, as well as our other generous sponsors, will certainly help make that a reality this year.”

Additional sponsors of the 20th anniversary tournament include Aqua Hotels and Resorts, Lulu’s Waikiki, DeWalt, Girls Who Surf, Primo Island Lager, Red Bull, Talon Lacrosse and Tribal West Lacrosse.

For more information, visit www.hawaiilacrosse.com. Digital images and interviews available upon request.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 29 

  • 10:30 am: Native Hawaiian Youth Clinic presented by Nike N7 and the Iroquois Nationals, with equipment giveaways (free)
  • 4:00 pm: – Wimmer Solutions Boy’s Youth Clinic, with equipment giveaways (free)
  • Stick With It! Lacrosse Girl’s Youth Clinic, with equipment giveaways (free)
  • 6:30 – 9:30 pm: Welcome party at Rumfire in the Sheraton Waikiki

Saturday, October 30

  • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Tournament 1st and 2nd round games
  • 4:30 pm: Exhibition game (details to be announced)

Sunday, October 31

  • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm: Tournament final rounds
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Men’s and women’s championship games
  • 4:00 pm: Tournament closing ceremoney and awards presentation
  • 7:00 pm: Halloween party at Lulu’s Waikiki (tickets available for purchase at the tournament)

About Hawaii Lacrosse

Established in 1989, the mission of the Hawaii Lacrosse Club is to promote the development of lacrosse in Hawaii and the Pacific. In partnership with the U.S. Lacrosse Hawaii Chapter, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2005, the Hawaii Lacrosse Club strives to provide programs and services that inspire participation while protecting and honoring the integrity of the game. We envision a future that offers people of all ages in our Pacific Region the opportunity to discover, learn, participate in, enjoy and ultimately embrace the shared passion of the lacrosse experience.

National Lacrosse Tournaments: The 20th Annual Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational Tournament On Oct. 29-31 Will Include Irouois Nationals


Inside Lacrosse has learned that the Nationals will be competing in this year’s Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational the last weekend of October, the event’s 20th Anniversary. The Iroquois will compete against all-star squads from past champions Wimmer Solutions, the Crease Monkeys and more teams that come from across the globe.

The Nationals were said to have had their strongest team yet leading up to this year’s World Championships but they weren’t able to make the trip to England because of a dispute with the British Consulate over their Haudenosaunee passports. The Iroquois succeeded in appealing to the U.S. Government for an exemption to use their Native documents, but the UK reversed course on an earlier decision and said they would not allow the Nationals on British soil for the tournament.

For more: http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2010/09/10/iroquois-nationals-play-hawaii-lacrosse-invitational

New Mexico Lacrosse Face Off: The Iroquois Lacrosse Company Will Conduct An Instructional Youth Camp June 11-13


The New Mexico Sports Authority is sponsoring the first New Mexico Lacrosse Face Off in support of enhancing the fastest-growing sport in the country.

The combined Rio Rancho/Cleveland boys lacrosse team, in blue, battles for the ball during a May victory over Sandia Prep. The Rio Rancho team won its second straight state title last month.

A three-day camp will be held June 11-13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at Bosque School in Northwest Albuquerque, open to boys and girls from ages 8-18.

The Iroquois Lacrosse Company will conduct an instructional youth camp to motivate and instruct youth participants by voicing stay-in-school messages, cross-training principles, and hands-on instruction for individual and team skill development. Participants will be able to meet some of the most skilled and knowledgeable men of lacrosse: coaches Cam Bomberry, Kevin Sandy and Rio Rancho’s Mike Baker, the city’s former police chief.

Bomberry is the head coach of the Iroquois lacrosse national team and coached junior division teams from 1995-97 and the world championship teams in 2010. He was a part of the first Iroquois national lacrosse team when it won the world championships in Perth, Australia, in 1990.

For more:   http://www.observer-online.com/articles/2010/06/06/sports/doc4c054a5f08f0b223862056.txt