U.S. Opens U19 Play Against Canada
By Brian Logue
The United States will open play in the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse U19 Men’s World Championship against host Canada on July 7. The 16-team event takes place from July 7-16 in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
The U.S. U19 team, led by Ohio State coach Nick Myers, has won all seven previous U19 world championships, but was defeated by both Canada and the Iroquois Nationals during pool play in the 2012 championship in Finland. The U.S. came back to avenge both losses, beating Canada 10-8 in the championship game.
At this year’s championship, the U.S. will play in the Blue Division along with Australia, Canada, England and the Iroquois Nationals. The U.S. schedule follows:
Thursday, July 7: vs. Canada (7:30 pm PST)
Saturday, July 9: vs. Australia (4 pm PST)
Monday, July 11: vs. Iroquois Nationals (7:30 pm PST)
Tuesday, July 12: vs. England (4 pm PST)
Wednesday, July 13: Quarterfinals, TBA
Thursday, July 14: Semifinals, TBA
Friday, July 15: Positional games, TBA
Saturday, July 16: 5th place game (10 am PST), Bronze medal game (1 pm PST), Championship game (4 pm PST)
The complete schedule can be found on 2016worldlax.com