MacArthur took over Israel’s national box lacrosse program in 2013, culminating in a 4th place finish this year at the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. The nation’s number 4 world ranking is the highest of any team in Israel’s 67-year history as a country.
The Israel Lacrosse press release went on to say the following about the Wallaceburg Lacrosse graduate, who also played in the National Lacrosse League and coached at various levels in the OLA and also in the Canadian Lacrosse League.
“MacArthur, as head coach of the indoor team, has contributed countless hours over the past three years to ensure the successful launch of the indoor program, going above and beyond the necessary responsibilities of a coach to take on myriad logistical tasks as well. Since 2013, MacArthur has trained and developed Israel’s inexperienced field lacrosse player pool, making multiple trips to Europe to Israel’s annual box lacrosse training camps in Czech Republic. MacArthur recruited a world-class coaching and support staff, and, under his leadership and direction guided our young men to our program’s first Medal Game. As a goyim, MacArthur has embraced the culture of Israel and traditions of Judaism with a sense of inquisitiveness, even joining the team in observing the fast on Yom Kippur, which broke mid-Championship at WILC2015. MacArthur is an exceptional ambassador for both the State of Israel and the sport of lacrosse.”