Netanya Becomes Second Official Team for 2015 Debut in Lacrosse

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Skullcaps belonging to the Israeli lacrosse side, which excelled at the world championships this July.Credit: AP

Israel Lacrosse announced recently that Netanya would be a member of its nascent league, which launches this summer.

Barak Netanya LC was announced late last month as the second of at least four men’s teams competing in the inaugural season of the Israel Premier Lacrosse League. The other team already on board is Haifa.

The club is expected to play its home games at Wingate Institute, and will operate in partnership with the Barak Netanya basketball club. Participation in the Premier League is contingent upon the club obtaining a membership of at least 100 youth lacrosse players in the city.

The Premier League will be comprised of primarily collegiate players with NCAA eligibility remaining.

“We are very excited to welcome lacrosse to the Barak Netanya family,” said Barak Netanya BC chairman Benny Burnley. “The growth of lacrosse in our city has been remarkable, and we are thrilled to further introduce the sport at a high level under the Barak umbrella.”