HIGH POINT, N.C. - Conference Carolinas will be well-represented at the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships that will take place July 12-27 in Netanya, Israel. A total of eight representatives (7 players, 1 coach) will have current or past ties to the conference as they compete on the world stage.
Belmont Abbey College makes up half of the league's representatives, with four players being selected to play in the championships. Current students Bryan DePass and Collin Grippo (first alternate) will represent Jamaica and Ireland, respectively. 2016 graduate Devin Cruz will suit up for Puerto Rico, while 2016 classmate David Salter will play for Latvia.
University of Mount Olive will have two students making the trip to Israel, as Tim Collins is a representative of England and incoming freshman Tim De Cuester is playing for Belgium.
Limestone College's assistant Peter Papaleonti will be patrolling the sidelines for Greece as a coach during the 2018 Championships. North Greenville University's Hunter Crandall is also in Israel for the World Championships, as he is on a mission trip with FCA Lacrosse to reach, serve and assist before, during and after the games.
2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships (Conference Carolinas)
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA Membership Process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.