WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

In times like these it’s hard to find proper words to explain what an amazing experience this was. Competing for the first time in such a major event with 45 other nations is something that will be remembered for years to come.

With 2 wins and 5 defeats, Team Croatia finished 43rd in the standings and will definitely look to build on this momentum going forward. Next time, Croatia will be a force to be reckoned with.

We would like to thank all of the players, staff, benefactors and every single person who was involved in this project from way back in 2011. up until now, without you, this wouldn’t have been possible.

Next stop: European Championship in Wroclaw, 2020.

TABLE OF ALL MATCHES PLAYED BY CROATIA:
MATCHRESULT
Croatia - Spain9:12
Croatia - New Zealand2:16
Croatia - Chinese Taipei7:6
Croatia - Hungary3:15
Croatia - Bermuda1:10
Croatia - China10:15
Croatia - Turkey15:8

 

WORLD LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Croatian Ambassador in Israel Tina Krce is excited to welcome Croatian national team for their first appearance on the World stage! Thank you for your kind words and motivation! We will make Croatia proud! Iznad svih, Hrvatska!

3RD ROUND OF CLL 2018

On 20’th May of 2018, the third round of Croatian Lacrosse League was held in Zagreb. Patriots still continued with their domination over other teams, beating Split Legion with a score of 7:0, and further increased their lead on the league table. Zagreb Bulldogs have finally shown us their proper playstyle, scoring 6 points over two games played against Royals and Legion, which puts their team on solid second place in the league standings. For further information, check the tables below:

Leaderboard

NumNamePointsGoal difference
1Zagreb Patriots18+33
2Zagreb Bulldogs10+2
3Split Legion4-23
4Varaždin Royals3-11

Matches

NumMatchScore
1Zagreb Bulldogs - Varaždin Royals5 : 3
2Zagreb Patriots - Split Legion7 : 0
4Split Legion - Zagreb Bulldogs1 : 9

Players (with at least one goal)

NumNameTeamGoalsAssists
1David Dačko KastelicBulldogs60
2Filip HabekovićBulldogs33
2Miha JankovićPatriots33
4Domagoj HećimovićBulldogs23
5Matej BodulRoyals20
5Lovro FrkovićPatriots20
7Nikola VranešićPatriots12
8Marko DuvnjakBulldogs11
9Tin ČohadžićLegion10
9Stefan TrajkovićRoyals10
9Lovro NucakBulldogs10
9Fran NucakBulldogs10
9Mislav MatezovićPatriots10
14Uroš DragonjaPatriots01
14Žiga KošćakRoyals01

For complete player goal/assist statistics over every match in the league, check the following link.

2ND ROUND OF CLL 2018

On 21’st April of 2018, the second round of Croatian Lacrosse League was held in Hrašćica, near Varaždin. Zagreb Patriots continued with their domination by taking additional 6 points in two matches against Zagreb Bulldogs and Varaždin Royals. Bulldogs have won only one game against Varaždin Royals, which wasn’t enough to put them in second place in league standings. Split Legion was the only team that didn’t show up. For further information, check the tables below:

Leaderboard

NumNamePointsGoal difference
1Zagreb Patriots15+26
2Split Legion4-8
3Zagreb Bulldogs4-9
4Varaždin Royals3-9

Matches

NumMatchScore
1Zagreb Bulldogs - Zagreb Patriots0 : 6
2Zagreb Patriots - Varaždin Royals8 : 5
3Varaždin Royals - Zagreb Bulldogs4 : 6
4Split Legion - Varaždin Royals (R)0 : 6
5Zagreb Patriots - Split Legion (R)6 : 0

Players (with at least one goal)

NumNameTeamGoalsAssists
1Nikola VranešićPatriots44
2Filip SeverinPatriots32
3Miha JankovićPatriots31
4Bruno Srezović BjelićRoyals30
5Stefan TrajkovićRoyals30
6Matej BodulBulldogs22
7David Dačko KastelicBulldogs21
8Žiga KošćakRoyals21
9Lovro NucakBulldogs12
10Miloš IvaniševićRoyals12
11Krunoslav CvitašBulldogs10
12Lovro FrkovićPatriots10
13Bartul MarunićPatriots10
14Mislav MatezovićPatriots10

For complete player goal/assist statistics over every match in the league, check the following link.

1ST ROUND OF CLL 2018

On 24’th March of 2018, the first round of Croatian Lacrosse League was held in Split. Zagreb Patriots went home with maximum 6 points, while Split Legion improved their play from last year and went home with 4 points. For further information, check the tables below:

Leaderboard

NumNamePointsGoal difference
1Zagreb Patriots6+11
2Split Legion4+4
3Zagreb Bulldogs1-5
4Varaždin Royals0-10

Matches

NumMatchScore
1Zagreb Patriots - Zagreb Bulldogs7 : 2
2Split Legion - Varaždin Royals4 : 0
3Varaždin Royals - Zagreb Patriots0 : 6
4Zagreb Bulldogs - Split Legion3 : 3

Players (with atleast one goal)

NumNameTeamGoalsAssists
1Filip SeverinPatriots31
2Adrian MorencyLegion20
3Sebastian KonigsbergLegion20
4Ivan SlipčevićLegion20
5Miha JankovićPatriots22
6Krunoslav CvitašBulldogs20
7Tin ČohadžićLegion10
8Kristijan TirićBulldogs10
9Filip HabekovićBulldogs11
10Lovro NucakBulldogs11
11Nikola VranesicPatriots10
12Luka MarkovPatriots10

2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROSTER

We’re proud to announce our 23-man roster for this years World Championship in Netanya, Israel. What we’re even more proud of is the fact that the majority of the roster consists of homegrown players playing in Croatian teams.This will be the first time in history that a Croatian National Lacrosse team is competing in a major international tournament.

END OF 2017 SEASON

With last game in Split, 2017 CLL season has come to an end. After 6 exciting rounds of great Lacrosse we are happy to announce this year’s champions.

With a 4:2 win over Lacrosse klub Zagreb BulldogsZagreb Patriots are Croatian Lacrosse Champions. Congratulations!

With the first historic season of the CLL behind us, now it’s the ideal time to select the MVT (Most Valuable Team) and the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the 2017. season. So without further ado:

G – Filip Batur (Lacrosse klub Varaždin Royals)

D – Bruno Srezović Bijelić (Lacrosse klub Zagreb Bulldogs)

D – Marko Šoštarić (Zagreb Patriots)

D – Victor Hoursch (Lacrosse klub Split Legion)

M – Tin Čohadžić (Lacrosse klub Split Legion)

M – Filip Severin (Zagreb Patriots)

M – Domagoj Hećimović (Lacrosse klub Zagreb Bulldogs)

A – Fran Vulic (Lacrosse klub Varaždin Royals)

A – Luka Markov (Zagreb Patriots)

A – Filip Habekovic (Lacrosse klub Zagreb Bulldogs)

 

The MVP title goes to Tin Čohadžić, the heart and soul, the motor that kept Lacrosse klub Split Legion going in every single game this season.

Congratulations to every single player that competed in the CLL this season, without you, this wouldn’t be possible. Expect even bigger things to come in 2018.

ANNOUNCEMENT: FOURTH ROUND OF THE CLL

This Saturday the Croatian Lacrosse League will once again take place in Zagreb. Four teams are continuing their efforts to secure the first ever CLL title and be crowned the best lacrosse team in Croatia. So if you’re in Zagreb this Saturday, come watch some great lacrosse at NK Nur (Gavellina ul. 40, 10000, Zagreb)

SCHEDULE:

11:00 Lacrosse klub Varaždin Royals– Zagreb Patriots

12:00 Lacrosse klub Split Legion – Lacrosse klub Zagreb Bulldogs

13:00 Lacrosse klub Zagreb Bulldogs – Lacrosse klub Varaždin Royals

14:00 Zagreb Patriots – Lacrosse klub Split Legion

ANNOUNCEMENT: THIRD ROUND OF THE CLL

ANNOUNCEMENT: THIRD ROUND OF THE CLL – After two very successful rounds held in Split and Varaždin, the Spring part of the CLL ends this Saturday the 27th of May in Zagreb.

The first game is a rematch from last rounds “Great Zagreb Derby” between Patriots and Bulldogs. The Patriots have been dominating the league and a victory in this game will see them crowned as the CLL’s Spring Champions with a game to spare, while the Bulldogs will have to improve on their last outing against the Patriots if they want to stay in contention for the CLL title.

The second game is also a crowd-pleaser with Split Legion and Varaždin Royals fighting it out to get closer to the second spot. Motivated by their first historic win, the Legion will surely look to get a win in this game and wait for any dropped points by the Bulldogs to promote themselves as the sole Patriots contender for the Championship title. But, the Royals will be a tough nut to crack, especially since their last game was only decided in the last few minutes of the game and could’ve easily went both ways. So another interesting game is definitely guaranteed.

The tournament will conclude with Patriots playing the Legion and Royals playing against the Bulldogs. All games are played at the NK Nur football grounds. The first game starts at 1 PM sharp. Entrance is free, so we invite everyone who is nearby to come and watch the best Croatian Lacrosse can offer.

REPORT: SECOND ROUND OF THE CLL

The first season of the Croatian Lacrosse League will definitely be remembered for great weather that has blessed the best Croatian lacrosse players in the first two rounds. Almost identical atmospheric conditions, as were throughout the first round in Resnik, also persisted in the small town of Hraščića, nearby Varaždin, where the second round of the CLL was held.

Varaždin Royals and Split Legion, had the honor of playing the first ever game of lacrosse in the Varaždin region and the game definitely didn’t disappoint. Both teams took to the field in hopes of getting their first win after losing both of their games in the first round. After an intense and action packed game, Split Legion came out victorious, 7:4, after a great display of lacrosse and took home their first win. Adrian Morency was the stand-out performer for the Legion with 4 goals and 1 assist, with Tin Čohadžić netting 2 goals of his own. Once again, the Royals were led by their star attack-man Fran Vulić who scored 3 goals, with Ivan Negrojević scoring one.

The second game was the highly anticipated Zagreb Derby between Bulldogs and Patriots. In a round that set a lot of historic milestones, the Zagreb Derby was announced as the game to witness, since both teams were undefeated after the first round and a lot more than just points were at stake. The final result, 4:0 for Patriots, stands as a monument to, not only a great team display on both ends of the pitch by the Patriots, but also to a very mediocre and sterile display by the Bulldogs. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs had to endure a tremendous defensive performance from the Patriots defense, led by the young goalie Karlo Štrkalj who amassed 7 saves and was rightfully named the MVP of the second round. The Patriots dynamic duo of Markov-Vranešić continued what they started in the first round and getting a combined 3 goals and 1 assist, while Filip Severin got on the score-sheet once and made also 2 assists. The only stand-out performance by the Bulldogs, came from their goalie Filip Batur, who controversially left the Royals. He managed to make 7 saves but was unable to turn the tides of the game.

After the disappointing display against the Patriots, Bulldogs had to pick themselves up fast, since they were going against a highly motivated Split team, who wanted to take a much larger scalp this time. Even though the result suggested otherwise, 7:4 for the Bulldogs, the game could’ve gone both ways, since it was on equal terms for almost the entirety of the game. This time, Bulldogs has some players that are worth mentioning. Bruno Srezović-Bijelić both scored twice, while the Legion was once again led by Adrian Morency (2 goals) and Tin Čohadžić (1 goal), with Pierre Sanchis scoring a goal and giving an assist.

The last game of the day was between Zagreb Patriots and Varaždin Royals. The game started with shock for the undefeated Patriots, who went 1:0 down after the first shoot on goal. Royals tried to play a smart game and resisted the Patriots continued attacks but experience and quality on the side of Patriots was the turning point. The final result, 10:1 for Patriots, is indicative enough of the dominance they showed in the game but it would be unfair to not mention the Royals goalie, Domagoj Piha, who had a tough spot to fill after Filip Batur left, but managed to show great skill, in only his second game, and in his 10 saves put some highlight moments. The Patriots were once again led by Luka Markov (3 goals, 2 assists) and Bartul Marunić (3 goals, 1 assist).

After the second round, it’s obvious that the Patriots are the team to beat if anyone else wants to compete for the title. Next round is on the 20th of May in Zagreb.