Ward To Play In World Lacrosse Championship

Moccasins' assistant lacrosse coach Marty Ward will play for the Iroquois Nationals in the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship in Manchester, England, this summer.  The event will take place July 15-24. 

Ward, who completed his first season as coach Rory Whipple’s assistant this spring, also played for the Iroquois Nationals at the 2006 World Championship.  He was the starting goalkeeper on that team and helped lead it to a fourth-place finish.

"This is the strongest team we've ever had," Ward said.  "We're shooting for a medal."

The World Lacrosse Championship is held every four years. The Iroquois Nationals will compete in a round-robin pool July 15-20 to begin with that includes the teams from England, Japan, Canada, Australia and the USA.  Overall, 30 teams will be competing in the championship.  The pool in which Ward’s team will be competing is considered the strongest in the tournament.