University of Mount Olive men's lacrosse student-athletes Tim Collins and incoming freshman Tim De Cuester were selected to represent their respected home countries in the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse World Lacrosse Championships. The championships take place July 11-27 in Netanya, Israel.
Collins, a midfielder from Manchester, was selected as part of the 23-man roster to represent the nation of England at the world championships.
The sophomore has previous experience at a World Championship after being a part of the England Under 19s squad at the 2016 U19 World Championships in Coquitlam, Canada.
During his second year at Mount Olive, Collins played in all 16 matches collecting seven goals, five assists, and 12 points helping the Trojans to an 11-5 season and the program's first-ever regular season Conference Carolinas Championship in 2018.
Joining Collins will be incoming freshman Tim De Cuester. The attack was selected to represent his home nation of Belgium at the world championships. De Cuester has previous national team experience as he was on the Belgium National Team in 2016 at the European Lacrosse Championship in Budapest.
The England National team begins their journey at the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships July 13 against Canada and Belgium opens up play on July 12 against the Czech Republic. As many as 50 countries are expected to compete making the World Event the largest of all-time, according to the FIL.