Lombard, Illinois – A select team of True Lacrosse U19 players will compete as True Lacrosse International in the renowned 2020 Lacrosse World Festival Tournament in Limerick, Ireland this July. This event, run alongside the Men’s U19 World Championship, will feature teams from Ireland, Germany, China, England, and more, and offer U19 players from the U.S. the chance to compete at the highest level. With a team comprised of 19 young men selected from across True Lacrosse’s 14 member states, this unique tournament will expose players to both lacrosse and cultural experiences curated by WorldStrides Sports, an organization specializing in sports travel experiences. The international tournament experience will take place July 12-19, featuring tournament games, training sessions on the fields of Limerick, as well as opportunities to attend the World Lacrosse Championship and tour incredible sites like Bunratty Castle, Galway, and more.
The True Lacrosse International Team will be coached by RJ Ancona of True Minnesota and AJ Froehlich of True Ohio. Both coaches played at the college level and are Directors with True Lacrosse. “I am eager to see the team’s makeup and how we can gel together in a short period of time,” said Coach Ancona. “The lacrosse community is somewhat small and I am looking forward to the networking opportunity with other coaches from various countries.”
Coach Froehlich commented, “RJ and I are ecstatic to have the pleasure of working with some of the top athletes that True has to offer at an international competition level. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for players, coaches, and the True Lacrosse organization to connect, compete, and learn from different players and coaches from around the world. We look forward to everything Ireland has to offer!”
For more information and a roster, visit https://il.truelacrosse.com/irelandworldfestival
ABOUT WORLDSTRIDES SPORTS PROGRAMS:
Founded in 1967, WorldStrides now provides educational travel and experiences to more than 530,000 students and athletes a year. Its sports division, WorldStrides Sports, was founded in 1998 by Eric McAleer, a former Scottish professional soccer player.
In addition to international and domestic travel experiences for athletes, WorldStrides offers experiential learning programs in performing arts, language immersion, career exploration, service-learning, and study abroad. Each of these experiences helps students to see beyond the classroom and playing field to see the world – and themselves – in new ways. For more information on WorldStrides, visit www.worldstrides.com.