NEYTANYA, Israel (August 8, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach Nic Bevacqua guided Team Philippines to a 10th place finish at the Federation of International Lacrosse 2018 World Championships held in Neytanya, Israel.
Serving as a team consultant, Bevacqua started working with the Philippines Lacrosse Association since 2012. He has worked with the organization to grow the game of lacrosse.
Team Philippines claimed 10th in the 46 team field. They started the World Championships by winning the Grey Division with a 2-0 record against Belgium and Czech Republic.
This performance earned Team Philippines a spot in the upper bracket. They won their first round game against Switzerland 11-5 before falling to host Israel in the second round.
In the third round, Team Philippines bested Italy 12-11 in an overtime thriller. A 12-5 victory over Scotland sent Team Philippines to the 9th place game. They fell to Germany 8-5 to finish in 10th place.
Held every four years, the FIL World Championships essentially serve as the Olympics for Lacrosse. This year's games were the first ever played in Middle East.
Working as a team consultant Bevacqua runs clinics for PLA here in the USA and will run clinics next year in the Philippines. He also does outreach for the team.
"I look forward to contributing and helping Team Philippines as they move forward and continue their success in the future and the 2022 FIL World Championships in British Columbia, Canada," Bevacqua said.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics