Iroquois Nationals

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Competition record
Iroquois Nationals
Iroquois Nationals
Representing Iroquois Iroquois
World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
2nd 2003 World Indoor
2nd 2007 World Indoor
2nd 2011 World Indoor
2nd 2015 World Indoor
World Lacrosse Championship
3rd 2014 World
Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships
3rd 1999 U19 World
3rd 2008 U19 World
3rd 2012 U19 World
3rd 2016 U19 World
Canadian Field Lacrosse Championships
3rd 1987 Canadian Field
Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Championships
1st 1990 Lake Placid

The Iroquois Nationals are the national lacrosse team of the Six Nations/Iroquois and compete in international competition. The team was first admitted to the International Lacrosse Federation in 1987. It is the only First Nations team sanctioned to compete in any sport internationally and is typically ranked among the top five in world lacrosse.

History[edit]

The Iroquois Nationals men's lacrosse team was formed and sanctioned by the Grand Council of the Haudenosaunee in 1983 in preparation of friendlies at the NCAA championship in Baltimore, Maryland. The Nationals lost to Syracuse Orange 28-5 and Hobart College 22-14. Prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics, the Nationals held the Jim Thorpe Memorial Games and Pow-Wow, a 6-team event with local and international teams in Los Angeles. The nationals achieved their first victory over the national team of England. The following year, using their Haudenosaunee passports, the Nationals traveled and toured England losing only once.[1]

After being denied membership by the ILF to compete in the 1986 World Games in Canada, the Iroquois hosted the teams for preliminary games at the University of Buffalo. The following year, the IFL accepted the Iroquois as a full member nation.[2]

The Iroquois Nationals took part in their first international competition at the 1990 World Lacrosse Championships, finishing fifth. The first FIL sanctioned U17 box lacrosse friendly took place between the Iroquois Nationals and Team Canada during the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.[3]

In 2015, the Six Nation's held the inaugural World Lacrosse Challenge, an under-19 box lacrosse tournament featuring international teams. The Iroquois fielded 3 team, with the Iroquois West team winning bronze.[4] The Iroquois had three teams at the 2016 renamed World Junior Lacrosse Championships. The Iroquois West team took Gold, with the Iroquois Grand River winning Bronze. The under-17 Iroquois team defeated Canada's under-17 squad to win Gold.[5]

Nike deal[edit]

In 2006, the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Program signed a partnership with Nike, Inc. in which Nike will provide the Nationals with their brand uniforms, clothing, footwear, and other equipment. The company is to develop programs to "promote wellness-and-fitness activities in Native American communities throughout the region", and team members may go to speak to local groups. Team members will also assist in testing of sustainable produced sportswear for Nike's research and development of processes to use non-toxic dyes and biodegradable organic cotton.[6]

Nike is the only Fortune 500 company to have such a relationship with a Native American organization, and the Iroquois Nationals are the only such group.[7]

Passport issues[edit]

The Nationals were unable to attend and compete in the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship in England as the United Kingdom does not accept their Iroquois passports. The Nationals were forced to forfeit their three preliminary games. In 2015, the Haudenosaunee Nationals women's under 19 team was forced to withdraw from the 2015 U19 World Lacrosse Championship in Scotland for the same reason.

Awards[edit]

Awards
Event Member Award
2002 World Championships Neal Powless All World Team
2006 World Championships Brent Bucktooth All World Team
2008 U19 World Championships Emmett Printup All World Team - Attack
2008 U19 World Championships Jason Johns All World Team - Defense
2011 World Indoor Championships Sid Smith All World Team - Defense
2011 World Indoor Championships Cody Jamieson All World Team - Attack
2012 U19 World Championships Seth Oakes All World Team - Attack
2012 U19 World Championships Lyle Thompson All World Team - Midfield
2012 U19 World Championships Warren Hill All World Team - Goalie
2014 World Championships Lyle Thompson All World Team - Attack
2014 World Championships Jeremy Thompson All World Team - Midfield
2015 World Indoor Championships Lyle Thompson All World Team - Attack
2015 World Indoor Championships Jeff Shattler All World Team - Midfield
2015 World Indoor Championships Sid Smith All World Team - Defense
2016 U19 World Championships Tehoka Nanticoke Attack MVP
2016 U19 World Championships Tehoka Nanticoke All World Team - Attack
2016 U19 World Championships Austin Staats All World Team - Attack

Competitive Record[edit]

Men's Indoor Lacrosse[edit]

World Indoor Lacrosse Championship[edit]

World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
Year GP W L GF GA Finish
Canada 2003 7 5 2 126 81 Runner-up
Canada 2007 5 4 1 98 35 Runner-up
Czech Republic 2011 5 4 1 84 37 Runner-up
Iroquois 2015 6 4 2 84 48 Runner-up
Total 23 17 6 392 201 4 Silver Medals

Men's Field Lacrosse[edit]

World Lacrosse Championship[edit]

World Lacrosse Championship
Year GP W L GF GA Finish
Australia 1990 4 0 4 31 62 5th
England 1994 1 0 1 6 26 5th
United States 1998 7 2 5 56 115 4th
Australia 2002 7 2 5 55 100 4th
Canada 2006 8 4 4 125 107 4th
England 2010 3 0 3 0 3 -
United States 2014 8 5 3 96 75 3rd
Total 38 13 25 369 488 1 Bronze Medal

Under-19 World Lacrosse Championship[edit]

Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships
Year GP W L GF GA Finish
United States 1992 5 1 4 40 91 5th
Japan 1996 6 1 5 47 120 4th
Australia 1999 6 2 4 57 63 3rd
United States 2003 5 1 4 55 61 5th
Canada 2008 8 5 3 123 107 3rd
Finland 2012 6 4 2 90 48 3rd
Canada 2016 7 4 3 103 65 3rd
Total 43 18 25 525 555 4 Bronze Medals

Haudenosaunee Nationals[edit]

Competition record
Representing Iroquois Iroquois
Nike Cup
1st 2015 Nike Cup

The first Haudenosaunee female team in 18 years was organized and competed in the 2005 Cup of Nations lacrosse festival. The "First Nations" team was composed of 15- to 18-year-olds and was one of eight international teams. The following year, an all women's Iroquois team stood in front of the Six Nations Confederacy Council asking for permission to field an international lacrosse team.[8]

In 2008, the Iroquois Confederacy, under the name Haudenosaunee Nation, became a full member of the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) at that organization's final meeting. The women's organization merged with ILF to form the sport's new unified governing body, the Federation of International Lacrosse.

The Haudenosaunee women's national under-19 lacrosse team won the 2015 Nike Cup - Orange Division championship defeating STEPS Lacrosse Philly.[9]

Woman's Field Lacrosse[edit]

Woman's Lacrosse World Cup[edit]

Women's Lacrosse World Cup
Year GP W L GF GA Finish
Czech Republic 2009 6 4 2 83 34 11th
Canada 2013 9 6 3 137 65 7th
England 2017 8 5 3 101 79 12th
Total 23 15 8 321 178 -

Under-19 World Lacrosse Championship[edit]

Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships
Year GP W L GF GA Finish
Canada 2007 6 4 2 77 60 6th
Germany 2011 8 0 8 44 171 8th
Total 14 4 10 121 231 -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Price, S.L. (2010-07-19). "Pride of a Nation". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  2. ^ Lyons, Oren. "From Humble Beginnings in 1982, Iroquois Teams Are Now Among the World's Best". FloridaLacrosseNews.com. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  3. ^ Vock, Casey. "Team Canada, Haudenosaunee Youth Players Shine at WILC U17 Box Exhibition". 3dRising.com. Retrieved 2017-07-14. 
  4. ^ Windle, Jim (2015-09-15). "U-19 World Lacrosse Series a Success, Team Iroquois West beats USA for Bronze". TwoRowTimes.com. Retrieved 2017-07-17. 
  5. ^ "2019 Scoreboard". worldjuniorlacrosse.com. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  6. ^ Fryling, Kevin (2006-07-27). "Nike deal promotes Native American wellness, lacrosse". University of Buffalo Reporter. Retrieved 2006-07-28. 
  7. ^ Nikebiz.com (2006-05-04). "Nike Begins Historic Partnership With The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Organization". Press release. Nike, Inc. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  8. ^ Schneider, Megan (2014-09-02). "We Got Next: Rise of the Haudenosaunee". Lax Magazine. Archived from the original on 2016-05-20. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  9. ^ ".@STEPSLacrosse Philly places strong second at Nike Cup in Syracuse". PhillyLacrosse.com. 2015-07-03. Retrieved 2017-07-14. 

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