Philippines men's national lacrosse team

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Philippines
Flag of the Philippines.svg
FIL membership2014
AssociationPhilippines Lacrosse Association
ConfederationNone
Head coachUnited States Kirk Ventiquattro
World Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best result10th (2018)
Asia Pacific Championship
AppearancesNone

The Philippines men's national lacrosse team is the national team which represents the Philippines in international lacrosse competitions. It is organized by the Philippines Lacrosse Association.

History[edit]

Lacrosse was officially introduced in the Philippines in September 2013, when the Philippines Lacrosse Association (PLA) outreach director Justin Manjares and President Ron Garcia met with Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSA) regarding the lacrosse body's agenda and talked about promoting the sport with the guidance of the POC and PSC.[1] The PLA became the 50th member of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) as voted on February 17, 2014.[2]

The Philippines made their debut at the World Lacrosse Championship in the 2014 edition, though they only participated as a festival squad and did not feature in the main competition.[3] In the World Lacrosse Festivals, the national team played in the Elite Division against teams from Ireland, Japan, Thailand, and the United States. They finished seventh out of 16 teams with two wins and two losses.[4] The Philippines participated in other international invitational tournaments such as the 2014 International Lacrosse Festival of the Israel Lacrosse Association[5], the 2016 Philadelphia International Showdown[6], and the 2017 Memorial Day Weekend International Lacrosse Festival.[7]

The Philippines has yet to admired as a member of the Asia-Pacific Lacrosse Union as of 2018, meaning they were unable to participate in the 2015 and 2017 ASPAC games.[8] In mid-July 2017, The Philippine national team appointed Carthage College coach Kirk Ventiquattro as their head coach for the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship.[9] The American coach accepted the post agreeing with the national team management that the position would not affect his other duty as Carthage's varsity lacrosse coach.[10] They made their official debut in the 2018 edition of the World Lacrosse Championship and played in the main tournament.[7] They were made part of the Grey Division along with the Czech Republic and Belgium.[8]They finished the top of their division. Overall they finished 10th losing only to host Israel and Germany in the later stages.[11]

Competitive record[edit]

World Lacrosse Championship[edit]

Year Host GP W L GF GA Finish
2014 United States Did not enter[note 1]
2018 Israel 7 5 2 7 +19 10th
2022 Canada To be determined
Total 7 5 2 7 +19 No Medal

Fixtures and results[edit]

2018[edit]

World Lacrosse Championship
13 July 2018 (2018-07-13)
21:45 (UTC+3)
Philippines 11−6
(5−1, 3−2, 1−2, 2−1)
 Czech Republic Wingate Institute, Netanya
14 July 2018 (2018-07-14)
17:30 (UTC+3)
Belgium  4−11
(1−3, 1−2, 1−2, 1−4)
Philippines Wingate Institute, Netanya
15 July 2018 (2018-07-15)
13:45 (UTC+3)
Philippines 11−5
(1−0, 4−0, 4−2, 2−3)
  Switzerland Wingate Institute, Netanya
16 July 2018 (2018-07-16)
14:30 (UTC+3)
Israel  11−5
(1−1, 4−3, 3−1, 3−3)
Philippines Wingate Institute, Netanya
17 July 2018 (2018-07-17)
11:45 (UTC+3)
Italy  11−12 (OT)
(3−4, 2−2, 2−2, 3−2, 1−2)
Philippines Wingate Institute, Netanya
19 July 2018 (2018-07-19)
15:15 (UTC+3)
Philippines 12−6
(1−1, 3−0, 3−3, 5−2)
 Scotland Wingate Institute, Netanya
20 July 2018 (2018-07-20)
18:45 (UTC+3)
Germany  8−5
Philippines Wingate Institute, Netanya

Current roster[edit]

Philippines Philippines national team – 2018 World Lacrosse Championship roster
Players Coaching staff
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Attackers

8 Dan Morris

14 Timothy Chea
90 Jerico Hermoso
0 Alexander Hurdle
16 Justin Hussey
44 Aldrin Pano
77 Maxwell Rosner
22 John Tornabene

17 Anjelo Austria
42 Anntony Brown
30 Oiram Gregory
88 Christian Janelle
12 Maruh Legaspi
9 Neil Adrian Macalalad
11 JJ McKenna
23 Raymond Medalla
3 Anthony Padua
50 Artemio Sison III
27 Don Teves

1 Justin Rodis
26 James Schutt
2 Matthew Speciale
24 Mario Ventiquattro

Head Coach

United States Kirk Ventiquattro

Assistant Coaches

United States Tony Ventiquattro
United States Rob Cross
United States Ben Gaebel

Source:[7] Source:[12]

Head coaches[edit]

  • United States Kirk Ventiquattro (2017−)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Philippines did not participate in the main tournament. However they did participate in 2014 World Lacrosse Festivals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Justin Manjares: Selling lacrosse to basketball-crazy Filipinos". The FilAm. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Philippines Becomes FIL's 50th Member". Federation of International Lacrosse. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. ^ Cochrane, Ryder (11 July 2018). "Long Time Coming, Philippines All Set for World Championship Debut". Lacrosse All Stars. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  4. ^ Ciocon, Noel (31 August 2014). "A new sport sweeps Lacrosse the country". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Israel, Philippines, Greek national teams to play in South Jersey in conjunction with JCC Maccabi Games". Philly Lacrose.com. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Israel shocks Philippines in OT thriller, 7-6". Israel Lacrosse. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Donahue, Mark (22 February 2017). "Philippines Lacrosse Roster – 2018 FIL Championships". Lacrosse All Stars. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  8. ^ a b Witmer, Brian (27 June 2018). "GREY – 2018 World Championships Pool Preview #11". Lacrosse All Stars. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Ventiquattro To Coach Philippines In 2018 Championships". 7 News WWNY. Frankly Media, WWNY. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Men's lacrosse: Carthage's Ventiquattro to coach Philippines team in 2018". Watertown Daily Times. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  11. ^ Wilson, Connor (20 July 2018). "2018 FIL WLC Best New Teams". Lacrosse All Stars. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Netanya2018".