Iroquois Nationals Gearing Up for World Lacrosse Championships in Denver

Iroquois Nationals Gearing up for World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado
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The Iroquois Nationals roster is comprised of stand-out athletes with experience in both the Professional Lacrosse League’s as well as the Collegiate Game. There are a number of Professional All- Stars along with Collegiate All-Americans vying for positions with hopes of representing their Nation in the 2014 World Field Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado, July 10-19.

The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse program officially announces the Management and Coaching Staff for the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships.

“We have put together a very committed and knowledgeable group of coaches focused on taking this team to the next level”, said Gewas Schindler- General Manager of the 2014 Iroquois Nationals Men’s Field Lacrosse Team.

The team management falls under the direction of, General Manager Gewas Schindler Haudenosaunee (Oneida Nation) along with Assistant GM Ansley Jemison Haudenosaunee (Seneca Nation) who will both oversee the planning, scheduling and general operations of the team.

The Coaching staff is an experienced and veteran group led by, Head Coach Steve Beville, Associate Head Coach Cam Bomberry, Assistant CoachMarc Van Arsdale, Assistant CoachMark Burnam, Assistant CoachJerome Thompson, and Assistant CoachChris Doctor who will comprise the 2014 Iroquois Nationals Coaching Staff.

Steve Beville(Cortland State University) will be in his first World Games serving as the Head Coach of the Nationals. Coach Beville’s initial experience in working with the Nationals came when he was an Assistant Coach with Bronze Medal winning U19 Iroquois Nationals that competed in Turku, Finland in 2012. Coach Beville has a tremendous amount of experience in the field game as well as the international game. He has surrounded himself with a great coaching staff and will be a great leader for the program.

Cam Bomberry Haudenosaunee (Mohawk Nation), a familiar face within the program, as an alumnus of the Iroquois Nationals he has played many roles as both a player and coach. Cam will serve as the 2014 Iroquois Nationals Associate Head Coach. He began his career with the program in 1990, competing in the first official world championships for the Nationals. Cam played in four consecutive Men’s World Field Lacrosse Championships, along with the 2003 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. He also has won an NLL World Championship with the Rochester Knighthawks. Cam served as the Head Coach of the 2010 Iroquois Nationals World Field Lacrosse team.

Mark BurnamHaudenosaunee ( Mohawk Nation), is a 2014 Iroquois Nationals Coach with primary responsibilities working with the defense, he played for the Iroquois Nationals from 1990 -2006 competing in five consecutive World Championships. Mark also played in the 2003 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. Mark has over 30 years of coaching experience, alongside playing international and professional lacrosse for 16 years.

Jerome ThompsonHaudenosaunee (Mohawk Nation), a 2014 Iroquois Nationals Coach, and another alumnus of the Iroquois Nationals having served as both a player and coach starting with the program in the 1990 WIL games in Australia. Jerome has years of lacrosse experience at many levels of lacrosse and will work primarily with the face-offs and Midfielders.

Mark Van Arsdale(University of Virginia Associate Head Coach),Marc is in his 13th year as the top assistant coach under Dom Starsia. Marc is in his eighth season as associate head coach. One of the outstanding teachers in the college game, he is heavily involved in all aspects of the program and serves as the team's offensive coordinator. A master offensive tactician, Van Arsdale has overseen some of the most potent offenses in school history.

Chris DoctorHaudenosaunee (Mohawk Nation) heritage,( University of Penn State), Chris enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Penn State men's lacrosse team during the 2013-14 academic year. Doctor was pivotal to Penn State's 2013 success as the Lions went 12-5 with a CAA regular season crown and a NCAA Tournament appearance. Doctor runs the faceoff crew for the Nittany Lions.

Jason Johnson Haudenosaunee (Mohawk Nation)serves as Assistant Coach with the Rochester KnightHawks and Hamilton Nationals, and will serve as the team’s Head Scout. Head Trainer, Marty Ward Sr.,Haudenosaunee (Onondaga Nation), AHL Hockey trainer for 25 years, and Onondaga Nation Redhawks trainer for the last 10 seasons. Allen Sonny Shenandoah Haudenosaunee (Onondaga Nation), Onondaga Nation Redhawks trainer. Tony Pineda Haudenosaunee( Tuscarora Nation), trainer. KaweienteGeorge Haudenosaunee (Mohawk Nation), trainer, Stanford Medical University

The self-esteem and self-discipline are essential elements for every international team but a combination of representing the originators of the game of lacrosse, and the Pride representing all indigenous athletes will enable the Iroquois Nationals to be strong to meet the mental and physical preparations require of a World Class Team.

Here is the most current list of players on the Iroquois Nationals' roster:

1 Warren Hill

2 Marty Ward

4 Lyle Thompson

5 Franklin Brown

7 Miles Thompson

9 Craig Point

11 Tyson Bomberry

13 Myan Adams

17 Jesse Jimerson

19 Ty Thompson

21 Brendan Bomberry

22 Jerome “Hiana” Thompson

24 Mike Lazore

26 Brett Bucktooth

28 Vaughn Harris

33 Zach Miller

43 Zach Williams

44 Taylor Smoke

45 Randy Staats Stots

47 Travis Hill

61 Zed Williams

63 Thomas Montour

66 Alexander “Kedo” Hill

71 Oakley Thomas

72 Adam Bomberry

74 Jeremy Thompson

77 Jeff Shattler

79 Sid Smith

81 Roger Vyse Vice

88 Cody Jamieson

93 Johnny Powless

HEAD COACH: Steve Beville

ASSISTANT COACHES: Cam Bomberry, Marc Van Arsdale, Mark Burnam, Jerome Thompson Sr., Chris Doctor

GENERAL MANAGER: Gewas Schindler

SUPPORT STAFF: Ansley Jemison, Marty Ward Sr., Sonny Shenandoah, Mikayla George, Tony Pineda, Jason Johnson