NETANYA, ISRAEL – Former Salisbury University defenseman and national champion Kyle Hartzell and the United States men's lacrosse team captured the Federation of International Lacrosse men's world championship this past weekend earning a thrilling 9-8 victory over Canada.
Hartzell, who was a 2007 graduate of Salisbury University, was one of eight returning veterans from the 2014 squad that earned a silver medal, falling to none other than Canada in the finals of those world championships. He was also a member of the 2011 United States indoor team that captured a bronze medal. Hartzell finished the world championships with six groundballs.
The team posted a 7-0 mark in the tournament earning wins by an average of 10 goals. The two closest games the team played all tournament were against Canada defeating the Canadians 11-10 on July 15 before posting the 9-8 victory in the championship on July 21.
This is the United States third world championship crown since 2002, winning it in 2010 as well.
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