Yochanan (Jared) Katz was a team captain for Colorado State University in 2002 and 2003 and helped lead the team to two national titles. He was a tenacious player who could contribute just about anywhere – on the wings, as a d-middie, in the clearing game, on man-down and on offense – and was nicknamed “the Rabbit” by then coach Flip Naumburg.
He was also current head coach Alex Smith’s roommate and best friend in college and the two had much in common, including a love for lacrosse that continues for both to this day.
Since graduating, Jared moved to Israel and has become part of the lacrosse scene. The following article is excerpted from Inside Lacrosse and we encourage you to click through for the rest of the story.
By David Lasday of Inside Lacrosse
Yochanan Katz jogged from the huddle, his jaunty peyes bouncing in the brisk England air, his marvelous stick skills distracting curious onlookers from the tzizis which crept from underneath his bright blue jersey.
The 32-year-old midfielder was suiting up for Tel Aviv Lacrosse Club, who entered the grand final of the Manchester 8’s Tournament with a flawless record after edging the Amsterdam Lions in the semis.