Czech Republic national indoor lacrosse team

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Czech Republic national indoor lacrosse team is one of the national lacrosse teams, which regularly participate in World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Team consists of amateur players, who are members of Czech box lacrosse league NBLL. A few Canadian players from National Lacrosse League with Czech ancestors, are also members of this team. Box lacrosse seems to be the popular form of lacrosse in Czech Republic, so it's quite clear that they have got better results here than in field lacrosse.

World Indoor Lacrosse Championship[edit]

Czechs took part already in 2003, on the first World Indoor Lacrosse Championship ever, held in Canada. They were not the equal competitors there, but since then, they have become the best European box lacrosse national team. In 2007 they still weren't able to get to Semi-finals and finished on 7th place. In 2008, however, Czech Republic was chosen as the host of 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Team felt a big responsibility, so they started to prepare themselves. Jim Veltman, one of the greatest lacrosse players of all time, became a Head Coach for this tournament. Czech showed in Prague a plenty of improvements and they were able to beat England in the Quarter-finals. In Semi-finals, they met Iroquois Nationals, but this team was out of their powers. Although they lost to Team USA in Bronze medal game too, they presented themselves as equals and finished as the best European team.

Roster[edit]

2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship roster[edit]

# Pos. Player Team
38 G Kurtis Wagar United States Philadelphia Wings
1 G Tomáš Říha Czech Republic LCC Radotín
25 G Marek Dobrý Czech Republic LC Jižní Město
61 D Aleš Veselý Czech Republic LC Jižní Město
5 D Martin Mrlík (A) Czech Republic TJ Malešice
77 D Emil Moravec Czech Republic LCC Radotín
15 D Martin Hodaň Czech Republic LCC Radotín
28 D Ladislav Kopfstein Czech Republic TJ Malešice
13 D Tomáš Říha Czech Republic LC Pardubice
16 D Marek Brada Czech Republic LC Slavia Praha
4 T Jakub Nováček Czech Republic LC Jižní Město
20 T Adam Kostka Czech Republic LCC Radotín
33 T Martin Kostka Czech Republic LCC Radotín
3 T Radek Skála Czech Republic LCC Radotín
97 T Kyle Ross (A) Canada Toronto Rock
21 T Chet Koneczny United States Washington Stealth
29 F Dominik Pešek Czech Republic LCC Radotín
10 F Pavel Došlý (C) Czech Republic LC Jižní Město
9 F Jiří Košťál Czech Republic LCC Radotín
73 F Petr Poupě (A) Czech Republic LCC Radotín
24 F Tomáš Beran Czech Republic TJ Malešice
11 F Jan Skokan Czech Republic LC Pardubice
67 F Jamie Plunkett Czech Republic LC Jižní Město

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