(CLA) Dean French, Canada’s national team Chairman and the Canadian Lacrosse Association have announced Canada’s roster for the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC). Canada’s elite indoor athletes will take on the world, vying for a fourth consecutive gold against long-time rivals from the Haudenosaunee Nation and the United States, amongst other countries.
The 2015 Team Canada coaching staff of head coach Eddie Comeau, along with assistant coaches Derek Keenan, Paul Day, and Glen Clark started the selection process early this year and after months of evaluating and assessing, have narrowed the 37-man training roster to twenty-three. The final twenty-three player roster will represent Canada as the FIL WILC comes to Onondaga Nation for the first time.
Canada is the reigning world champion and is unbeaten in international play with a 17-0 record in the past three World Championships. With the competition taking place close to home, Team Canada is focused and ready to face the world. “Our coaching staff spent considerable time reviewing the National Athlete Pool (NAP). Every athlete in our NAP is an outstanding player and deserving for consideration for the Canadian national team but, we can only take 23 players to the Worlds,” said Comeau. “Although these were very tough decisions, we are confident that we have assembled a skilled and athletic team that is excited to represent Canada at the 2015 WILC,” he concluded.