Smith '10, Fehr '10 Shine at 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships

Smith '10, Fehr '10 Shine at 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships

Smith '10 was named to the President's Team after leading all defensive players in points.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's lacrosse team was well represented at the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships by current assistant coaches and former standouts Ben Smith '10 and Jesse Fehr '10.

The tournament was the largest international lacrosse event in history with 38 nations represented. Held July 10-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, this year marked the first time that an FIL World Championship had been held in the United States away from the East Coast, and the first time the men's world championship has been held in the U.S. since 1998.

Smith started all eight games for Israel, helping his squad to a 6-2 record and a seventh-place finish. The former Crimson tallied eight goals and one assist for nine points, the highest total by a defensive player in the tournament. Smith also recorded 18 ground balls and caused four turnovers, and was named to The President's Team, consisting of the top 10 players in the tournament not competing in the Blue Division.

Fehr and team Scotland finished the tournament in sixth place with an identical 6-2 record. Fehr, a former attackman at Harvard, started six of the eight games at midfield turning in six goals and 13 assists for 19 points. His 1.62 assists per game ranked 17th among all competitors while his 13 total assists ranked 13th.

For more information on the 2014 FIL World Championships, click here.