1st Lacrosse Cup & Free Lacrosse Clinic
Free Lacrosse Clinic
Saturday May 12 2018, Anatolia College Alumni Soccer Field
10:00 – 13:00
1st Lacrosse Cup
Tuesday May 15 2018, Anatolia College Alumni Soccer Field
10:00 – 13:00
Anatolia College is organizing the Greece’s first ever Lacrosse tournament! The games will be held on May 15, starting at 10am at the Anatolia Alumni Soccer Field, with the participants being the 2nd Polichni High school, 1st Pylaia High School and Anatolia College.
Nicknamed “the fastest sport on two feet”, lacrosse is a fast paced and competitive team sport that has its origins in the Native American sport which communities would play in preparation for war. The goal of the game is similar to that of many sports – to get the ball in the net of the opposite team using a special stick.
Anatolia College and the American College of Thessaloniki - ACT have played a significant role in spreading the sport of lacrosse in Greece by creating an Anatolia High School club lacrosse team and organizing these historical games. With efforts starting in 2017 to bring lacrosse to the school level of play along with collaboration with the Greece Lacrosse Association and the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), Anatolia College organized the first lacrosse clinic. The Anatolia HS lacrosse club consisting of gymnasium student athletes was set into motion in 2018 by the ACT Fellow Christina Daniskas. Today, three lacrosse teams have been created in Thessaloniki (1st Pylaia High School, 2nd Polichni High School and Anatolia College).
Tuesday, May 15 2018 - Game Schedule
10:00 1st Pylaia HS – 2nd Polichni HS
11:00 2nd Polichni HS – ANATOLIA
12:00 ANATOLIA – 1st Pylaia HS
Saturday, May 12 2018
Free Open Lacrosse Clinic by Coach Stephy Samaras & Christina Daniskas
Anatolia Alumni Soccer Field, 10:00-13:00
Saturday May 12th, there will be a free open clinic for coaches, athletes and all interested parties. The clinic, which begins at 10am at Anatolia Alumni Soccer Field, will be led by a Lacrosse Coach from the US, Stephy Samaras.
*The same clinic will be run in Trikala and Larissa. In case of rain, the seminar will be held at ACT.