Former Goalie Competing for Team Israel

Former Goalie Competing for Team Israel

Dressler Hopes to Play at World Championships


NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Former Yale goalie Rich Dressler '94, was named to Israel's preliminary roster for the upcoming Federation of International Lacrosse World Lacrosse Championship held in Denver this July. 


Dressler, a three-time L.C. Stowell Award winner during the 1992-1994 seasons is still second among Ivy League goalies with 796 career saves.  In addition, Dressler received All-American and All-Ivy League honors during the 1993 and 1994 seasons.


After Team Israel holds its training camp from July 3-6, the roster then gets trimmed from 46 to 23.  Dressler is one of four goalies on the current roster.  Team Israel's first game is expected to occur on July 11, although an official schedule has yet to be released. 


A record 38 nations are expected to participate in the World Championships.  In conjunction with the Israel Lacrosse Tzedakah Program, each player will be competing in honor of a charity of their choosing. A portion of the national team's general fundraising efforts has been committed to each charity.