Article by: Curt Foxx
Netanya, Israel—Whittier College Head Coach Nick Marks will represent the Greek National Team as a midfielder in the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. The Tournament will be held July 12-21 in Netanya, Israel, and games can be viewed at:
"It is a tremendous honor to be on this team and have the opportunity to represent Greece in the FIL World Championships. I cannot put into words what it means for me to represent my family and heritage on the international stage. The entire experience is a dream come true." Coach Marks will be wearing #66.
Greece Lacrosse Schedule:
Friday, July 13 Mexico vs. Greece (W; 13-8)
Saturday, July 14 Greece vs. Latvia (L, 10-9)
After these two games, teams will be seeded.
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men's and women's lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports' development throughout the world. The FIL currently has 60 member nations and holds the Men's World Championship, widely considered the sport's pinnacle competition, every four years. The 2018 edition marks the very first time since the competition's inception in 1967 that a country outside of the US, Canada, England and Australia has hosted the Championship and signifies a major expansion of the sport, both in Israel and globally. The 2018 FIL Men's World Lacrosse Championships is also set to be the largest event of its kind to ever take place, with 46 countries trumping the 2014 total of 38 in Denver, Colorado.
For more information, visit www.worldlacrosse2018.com
Prior to NCAA coaching, Nick Marks enjoyed a terrific playing career at Bucknell, playing in 57 career games over four seasons, while starting 49 of them at midfield. Marks would finish his standout career with 37 goals, 3 of which were game winners, and nine assists for 46 points. In 2005, the Bison finished as Patriot League regular season champions and #17 in the country with an overtime victory over #2 Navy. In 2006, Marks helped the Bison to wins over #4 Maryland and #16 Penn State. In 2007, the Bison returned to the Patriot League Tournament with a win over #19 Ohio State and another Top 20 national ranking. He captained the 2008 team that finished 10-5 and reached the Patriot League championship game for the first time in program history. The 2008 team also defeated #11 Ohio State, #19 Army twice, and earned a Top 20 national ranking. The Bison compiled a 21-9 record during his junior and senior seasons and went 36-21 over his four-year career, making him part of the program's winningest class at the time. Marks was awarded the Most Improved Player and the Iron Bison award in his time in Lewisburg. He was later a 2008 supplemental draft pick of Major League Lacrosse's Chicago Machine, a 2012 supplemental draft pick by the Ohio Machine and was also a member of the Chicago Shamrox of the National Lacrosse League.Marks received his B.A. from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania with a double major in classics and history. He is currently pursuing a M.A. in Organizational Leadership. He now resides in Fullerton with his wife, Laurel.