Scotland national men's lacrosse team

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The Scotland national men's lacrosse team represents Scotland at lacrosse. It is governed by Lacrosse Scotland and is coached by John M. Kenney.

History[edit]

Main article: Lacrosse in Scotland

Prior to the Lockerbie air disaster in December 1988, the men's game had not been represented in Scotland since the turn of the 20th century. The tragedy of Pan Am Flight 103 saw many Syracuse University students perish and on a memorial visit one year later the University's lacrosse team were surprised that there was no Scotland national men's team for them to compete against. The country was challenged to pull together an inaugural and bona fide team; this was achieved some eight months later and following the 1990 World Championships the men's team played their first representative match. Scotland has now played memorial games against Syracuse during visits to Lockerbie to pay their respects to those lost in the air disaster, and hope this fixture will continue into the future.

The 1994 World Series was a tremendous showcase for the sport and an opportunity for Scotland to make its name on the World stage. Scotland wanted people in Scotland to hear more about this fine sport and inspire greater grass roots participation through the existing British Lacrosse Development Program. The development game, Pop Lacrosse, a mixed sport played in schools is growing at an impressive rate. During 1997/8 Pop Lacrosse was introduced to nearly 100 schools in the Fife, Lothian, SW Region, Perthshire, Tayside, Central and Strathclyde areas. The numbers of players coached was in excess of 10,000 and the number of PE teachers educated in coaching was nearly 250.

Since that time Scotland have been represented at every European and World Championships held. Scotland have ranked 3rd in Europe and 7th in the World Championships.

World Lacrosse championships[edit]

2010[edit]

In the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship, Scotland was in the Turquoise Division. They won their division with a 3-0 record, and finished with an overall record of 6-2, earning them a 7th place finish overall. Game results were as follows:[1]

Winning team Losing team Score
Scotland Latvia 20-4
Scotland New Zealand 18-8
Scotland France 19-2
Scotland Czech Republic 17-14
Scotland Ireland 15-9
Australia Scotland 20-11
England Scotland 23-9
Scotland Netherlands 11-10

Roster[edit]

Name Position Height Weight Date of birth Home team
Thomas Barker Midfield 179 cm 76 kg 10 Apr 1985 Sheffield Steelers
Myles Bonnar Attack 183 cm 80 kg 6 Nov 1987 Stirling Uni.
Jordan Coffey Attack 182 cm 83 kg 2 Apr 1987 Ajax Rock
Stuart Craig Midfield 190 cm 82 kg 20 Mar 1987 Wilmslow
Nicholas Duncan-Price Midfield 180 cm 80 kg 21 Sep 1979 University of Bath
Jesse Fehr Attack 183 cm 88 kg 29 Apr 1987 Harvard University
Douglas Freeman Defence 188 cm 99 kg 6 Jan 1983 Ohio Weselyan Uni.
Dave Gill Midfield 180 cm 76 kg 13 Nov 1990 Loughborough Uni.
Ethan Harris Goalie 171 cm 78 kg 20 Apr 1981 UMBC
Brendan Healy Midfield 180 cm 81 kg 8 Apr 1984 Maryland Uni.
Ian Healy Attack 170 cm 82 kg 12 Jan 1981 Maryland Uni.
Dan Heighway Attack 185 cm 78 kg 15 Aug 1980 Heaton Mersey
Richard Heighway Midfield 180 cm 77 kg 19 May 1986 Heaton Mersey
Robert Hetherington Defence 190 cm 94 kg 23 Nov 1987 Stirling University
Timo Higgins Goalie 183 cm 88 kg 8 Sep 1988 St. Andrews Uni.
James Huntington Midfield 188 cm 82 kg 1 Oct 1986 Stirling University
Troy Kachor Midfield 180 cm 75 kg 11 Sep 1988 Calgary Mountaineers
Malcolm Kent Midfield 178 cm 73 kg 8 Dec 1988 Stirling University
Tommy Kirkland Defence 181 cm 76 kg 10 June 1991 Timperley
Conor McLaughlin Defence 175 cm 73 kg 20 June 1991 Muhlenberg College
Julian MacMillan Midfield 175 cm 84 kg 20 Apr 1987 Saint Leo Uni.
Rory Marsden Defence 192 cm 89 kg 5 Dec 1981 Stirling University
Graham Monaghan Attack 185 cm 75 kg 5 Sep 1989 Sussex Uni.
Quentin Morgan LSM 153 cm 77 kg 13 Apr 1988 St. Andrews Uni.
Chris Paton Attack 175 cm 94 kg 18 Oct 1987 Glasgow Uni.
Michael Rushworth Defence 180 cm 110 kg 29 May 1988 Aberdeen Uni.
James Slade Midfield 180 cm 81 kg 18 May 1985 Western Ontario Uni.
Calum Watson Defence 183 cm 83 kg 12 Dec 1981 Manchester Uni.

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2006[edit]

In the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship, Scotland was in the "red division", i.e. the second tier. Results were as follows:

Winning team Losing team Score
Scotland Italy 13–12
Scotland Wales 7–3
Ireland Scotland 16–9
Scotland Hong Kong 21–3

Red division standings after the round-robin phase of the tournament were:

  1. Ireland
  2. Scotland
  3. Italy
  4. Wales
  5. Hong Kong

Finals[edit]

With the nations ranked amongst their division, they played off for their final standings. The winner from each lower group played a lower-ranked nation from Blue division for their shot at the championship. Scotland's results were as follows:

Winning team Losing team Score
Italy Scotland 10–7
Scotland Netherlands 15–3

The final standings were:

  1. Canada
  2. USA
  3. Australia
  4. Iroquois Nation
  5. England
  6. Japan
  7. Ireland
  8. Germany
  9. Finland
  10. Italy
  11. Scotland
  12. Netherlands
  13. Wales
  14. Latvia
  15. Czech Republic
  16. Denmark
  17. Spain
  18. South Korea
  19. New Zealand
  20. Hong Kong
  21. Bermuda

European Lacrosse Championships[edit]

Scotland has been represented in every European Championship, dating back to the very first one in 1995 in Prague-Pilsen, Czech Republic. In the latest games in 2012, Scotland finished 6th out of 17 participating countries.

Year Location Place
2012 Amsterdam 6th[3]
2008 Lahti 9th
2004 Prague 3rd
2001 Cardiff 4th
2000 Glasgow 3rd
1999 Manchester 3rd
1997 Stockholm 6th
1996 Düsseldorf 3rd
1995 Prague-Pilsen 4th

Under-19 team[edit]

Scotland made their first appearance in the Men's Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships during the 2008 tournament.[4][5] The team placed eighth overall out of twelve competing nations.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lacrosse". International Lacrosse Federation. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  2. ^ "Lacrosse". International Lacrosse Federation. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  3. ^ http://www.ec12lacrosse.com/en
  4. ^ McLaughlin, Kiel (July 1, 2008). "U-19 World Games Breakdown: Red Division". InsideLacrosse.com. Retrieved 2008-07-09. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Team Scotland". 2008WorldLax.com. Retrieved 2008-07-09. [dead link]
  6. ^ "2008 Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships". International Lacrosse Federation. Retrieved 2009-03-10.