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 Roy Colsey Named Head Coach of the U20 USA Junior Indoor Team

CHARLOTTE, NC —US Indoor Lacrosse (USIL) is pleased to announce that Syracuse University alumni and former National Lacrosse League (NLL) and Major League Lacrosse (MLL) star Roy Colsey will serve as Head Coach for United States at the 2019 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship. “Roy's passion for the game, desire to see it grow, and proven track record as a player and a coach makes him the perfect candidate to lead the 2019 U20 USA Junior Indoor Team", said USIL President Graham D'Alvia.

A Yorktown, NY native, Roy attended Syracuse University (’95) where he earned Third-Team All-American in 1992 and First-Team All-American in 1993, 1994, and 1995. In 1995 he was awarded the Donald McLaughlin Award for NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Midfielder of the Year. Roy was instrumental for the Orange in winning two NCAA DI National Championships in 1993 and 1995. Roy graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in business.

Upon graduation Roy was drafted in the second round of the 1996 NLL Entry Draft. He would go on to become one of the most successful American players in league history over the course of his nine-year NLL career; amassing 394 Points (216 Goals and 178 Assists) in 107 career games while playing for the Rochester Nighthawks, New York Saints, Buffalo Bandits, New Jersey Storm, Anaheim Storm, and New York Titans. Roy also played professional field for the MLL Philadelphia Barrage from 2001-2008. In 61 Regular Season Games, he totaled 125 Goals, 21 2-PTG, 51 Assists, for 197 Points. Roy led the storied Barrage franchise to MLL Championships in 2004, 2006, and 2007.

Internationally, Roy first dawned the red, white, and blue as a member of the U19 squad for the 1992 U19 World Lacrosse Championship, in Long Island, NY winning gold over Australia. Next, Colsey would suit-up for Team USA at the 2002 Heritage Cup, in Mississauga, Ontario where he and his fellow Americans would find success again. This time defeating Canada 21-16 in the winner-take-all game, handing the Canada Men’s Indoor team their only loss in history. Roy was then named a member of Team USA for the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships in London, Ontario claiming silver from a 15-10 loss to Canada in the gold medal game.

Roy’s transition from player to coach has cemented his legacy as a true champion. Colsey currently coaches the Ridgefield High School Varsity Boy’s Lacrosse team and in 2018 guided the team to the school's first ever lacrosse (Class L) FCIAC Championship and school’s second State Championship. The 2018 State Championship, a 9-8 victory over top-ranked Darien, made national news by putting an end to the Blue Wave’s 76-game winning streak. In his continued efforts to expand indoor (box) lacrosse in the US, Roy is the founder and head coach of Superstar Lacrosse. Team Superstar Box Lacrosse Bantam Team won the 2018 USBOXLA Nationals the summer of 2018, while the Peewee squad finished second, losing the championship game in a shootout. Superstar Lacrosse program led by Colsey won three (3) championships at the Northeast Regionals in December of 2018.

“I am very excited to coach the USA U-20 team and to work alongside Graham and the US Indoor Lacrosse staff. This opportunity comes at a time when box lacrosse is growing rapidly in the US and I am honored to have been selected for this position”, stated Colsey. In an effort to acclimate the new staff and roster, USIL will host a multi-session tryout on May 26, 2019 at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, PA. The event will be inclusive to players who have received invitations and to those who expressed interest, the tryout will feature indoor drills, training, education, and scrimmage play from Colsey and his staff.

The 2019 IIJL World Junior Indoor Lacrosse Championship will take place at the Paramount Foods Centre Arena, Ontario Canada on August 6-11th, 2019, featuring Australia, Canada, Iroquois, Israel, and United States with a sixth and final Nation being announced in the coming weeks.

The final USIL Junior roster will be comprised of talented, up-and-coming lacrosse players who have a strong worth ethic, willingness to work within a team, and will have promising results at international events and high-level domestic events.

For a full more information on the USIL Junior Team USA, visit:

http://www.usindoorlacrosse.org


For a full more information on Superstar Lacrosse, visit:

http://superstarlacrosse.com


About USIL Inc.

As a company for the sport of Lacrosse in the United States, US Indoor Lacrosse

is an organization that promotes the culture of Indoor Lacrosse by creating opportunities

for lacrosse players, teams, coaches and referees of all backgrounds to participate and

advance in the sport, through National events, clubs, local events and education.

To learn more about the organization, please visit its website at www.usindoorlacrosse.org.

 

Oliver Marti Named Offensive Coach for the U20 USA Junior Indoor Team

New York, NY -- U.S. Indoor Lacrosse announced Oliver Marti as the Offensive Coach of the 2019 U20 USA Junior Indoor Team which will compete in the 2019 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship. Marti, a former Team Canada player and NLL player, currently serves as Coach for the Superstars Box Teams.

Marti attended Brown University graduating with a double major in economics and business management in 1993. As a member of the Brown men’s lacrosse team he set NCAA records for most goals in a game and ranks fifth all time in average goals per game. With his leadership in his first season Brown won the Ivy League Championship.

Marti was an important part of the 1994 Canadien National team capturing the bronze medal in Manchester England, Marti was awarded MVP in the Bronze medal game as they defeated England 25-10.

In 1994, Oliver was drafted and played in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL) now known as the NLL for the New York Saints, the indoor game (Box) was his first love beginning in the early 90’s playing for the Richmond Outlaws and New Westminster Salmonbellies of the Western Lacrosse Association, competing in the Minto Cup and in 1992 the Mann Cup.

“I am excited to announce that Oliver Marti will act as our Director of Player Development and Offensive Coach. Oliver brings a wealth of box lacrosse knowledge and a keen ability to recruit and evaluate talent for the U20 USA team. Oliver’s role with US Indoor will be critical in recruiting and developing a competitive roster for the 2019 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship”, said Head Coach Roy Colsey.

The 2019 IIJL World Junior Indoor Lacrosse Championship will take place at the Paramount Foods Centre Arena, Ontario Canada on August 6-11th, 2019, featuring Australia, Canada, Iroquois, Israel, and United States with a sixth and final Nation being announced in the coming weeks.

The final USIL Junior roster will be comprised of talented, up-and-coming lacrosse players who have a strong worth ethic, willingness to work within a team, and will have promising results at international events and high-level domestic events. Final tryouts will be May 26, 2019, in Downingtown, PA.

For a full more information on the USIL Junior Team USA, visit:

http://www.usindoorlacrosse.org


For a full more information on Superstar Lacrosse, visit:

http://superstarlacrosse.com


About USIL Inc.

As a company for the sport of Lacrosse in the United States, US Indoor Lacrosse

is an organization that promotes the culture of Indoor Lacrosse by creating opportunities

for lacrosse players, teams, coaches and referees of all backgrounds to participate and

advance in the sport, through National events, clubs, local events and education.

To learn more about the organization, please visit its website at www.usindoorlacrosse.org.


 

US Indoor Lacrosse Names Epoch Lacrosse as an Equipment Sponsor

Design and technology company to begin partnership with American box team

 

Minneapolis, MN (month date, year) – US Indoor Lacrosse proudly announced today that Epoch Lacrosse, an American designer of Indoor (box) and field lacrosse gear, will be the equipment sponsor for the 2019 USA Junior Indoor Team. As such, Epoch will provide the team and players with hard goods like box-specific protective gear and shafts and heads.

 “We’re very excited to have the opportunity to work with the USA Junior Indoor Team,” said James Miceli, principal of Epoch Lacrosse. “These players are forging a new path for the box game in the U.S. and breaking boundaries in the same way that we are pushing the envelope and challenging the status quo in the lacrosse industry. We’re looking forward to being a part of this team’s journey to bring home the Gold in the IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship, August 6-11, 2019.”

 Players on the team will have access to Epoch’s full line-up of box equipment, including the Integra X shafts and Integra X kidney, arm, and bicep pads. They will also be using Epoch’s Integra gloves and industry-leading heads, including the Z-One. Each piece of gear is designed by Epoch’s in-house engineers with intense care and attention to detail to specifically benefit the indoor lacrosse player. Further, all Epoch products utilize the most technologically advanced materials available in order to maximize performance.

 “Our players and staff are dedicated to growth of lacrosse and winning the Championship this summer,” said Graham D’Alvia, US Indoor Lacrosse president. “We need the right equipment to do that. With Epoch, we know we’re using gear that’s well-crafted, high quality, and will most definitely elevate our performance in the arena.”

 This year’s roster includes a host of talented players across all positions, bringing together a group of players with deep roots to the game. To follow along with the team as they get ready to compete, visit www.usindoorlacrosse.org.

 ABOUT EPOCH SPORTS:

Epoch Lacrosse is a U.S. design and technology company committed to exclusively creating the highest-performing lacrosse equipment made and manufactured in the U.S. Through its innovation lab in Minneapolis, Epoch Lacrosse incorporates high-tech practices into its production including 3D printing and utilizing carbon fiber. In addition to Epoch Lacrosse’s use of technology, the design of their heads, shafts and gear customization is leading the lacrosse industry and are growing in popularity among players – including their ground breaking Purpose 15-Degree Women’s head, Epoch bespoke for personal gear customization, and the Dragonfly Nine, its brand-new shaft for elite lacrosse players. To learn more about Epoch Lacrosse, please visit www.epochlacrosse.com and follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.