Eph Lacrosse Alum Peter Sullivan Living and Playing in Ireland

Eph Lacrosse Alum Peter Sullivan Living and Playing in Ireland

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- Peter Sullivan '14, a four-year letterman on the Williams College lacrosse team, will be playing for the Irish National Lacrosse Team competing in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Netanya, Israel from July 12-20. Sullivan has been a member of the Irish National Team the past three years.

Ireland is one of 46 teams entered in the 2018 World Championships.

Sullivan is listed as defense on the Irish roster. "Peter played both midfield and LSM (long stick middie) for us," said Eph head coach George McCormack. "He was an excellent lacrosse player who was dangerous at both ends of the field. We are very proud of him and wish him the best of luck at the world championships."

Sullivan played in 48 games for the Ephs netting two goals and assisting on one, while collecting 48 ground balls. Additionally, he won 16 of 24 faceoffs in his time in the Purple Valley.

Networking with Williams College alums, Sullivan was introduced to Anthony Gurnee, CEO of Ardmore Shipping headquartered in Cork, Ireland. After a summer internship, Gurnee hired Sullivan to work in Ardmore's charter operations. As a result of his years of residency in Ireland, Sullivan qualified to try out Irish National teams.

In 2016, Sullivan was a member of the Irish National Team that played in the European Lacrosse Championships in Budapest. The next year he was named to the Irish National Team participating in the European Box Lacrosse Championships in Turku, Finland. He also has played for the Dublin Lacrosse Club and was named the most valuable player for the Irish Club Lacrosse League in 2016.

This year the  Irish National Team tryouts were held both in Ireland and in the United States. From those two sites, the top 50-plus athletes were brought to a camp outside Dublin, Ireland for final stage of the selection process.  The tryouts near Dublin consisted of 12 hours of competition and assessment by a panel of coaches before the roster was cut to the final 23 players.    

The 23-man Irish squad is comprised of 17 veteran players, who have represented Ireland on the international stage in prior tournaments. Six newcomers join the 17 returning Irish players. 

Six players return from the 2014 Irish National Team, which placed 10th at The Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Denver. 

This year the Irish National Team held tryouts in both Ireland and in the United States. From there, the top 50-plus athletes were brought to a team selection camp outside Dublin, Ireland, for the final selection of the 2018 Irish National Team.  The tryouts consisted of 12 hours of playing and assessment before the roster was cut to the final 23 players.    

The 23-man Irish team is comprised of 17 veteran players, who have represented Ireland on the international stage in prior tournaments and six newcomers. Ireland will be competing in its fifth men's World Lacrosse Championship.  

The 2014 Irish National Team which placed 10th at the Federation of International World Championship at Denver. 

Ireland will be competing in its fifth men's world lacrosse championship.  

The Irish Team will hold a training camp in Netanya from July 7-11. 

Follow Peter Sullivan at the World Lacrosse Championships here.

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