The US and Iroquois both compete in the blue division, the largest and most competitive of the 14 divisions that segment the 48-team field. The Nationals include former University of Albany stars Lyle, Ty, and Miles Thompson on their roster as well as current Great Dane, Tehoka Nanticoke.
The US roster includes well-known stars Paul Rabil (M), Rob Pannell (A), Ned Crotty (A), and Matt Danowski (A). It will also feature what could be the most effective lineup of face-off specialists ever assembled on one team in Greg Gurenlian, Brendan Fowler, and recent Denver graduate, Trevor Baptiste.
The schedule for Team USA is below – all times are local, and Netanya is seven hours ahead of Eastern time in the U.S. (graphic courtesy of US Lacrosse)
Team Canada is the defending world champion, earning the title when it defeated the US in the finale in 2014, 8-5. With the win, the Canadians gained some measure of revenge after dropping the tournament’s opening match to the Americans, 10-7, in Denver.