Plethora of community members on bronze-medal winning Haudenosaunee squad

Six Nations’ Austin Staats was chosen as the top attackman at the world men’s field lacrosse championship after racking up 38 points, including 30 goals, in eight games. (Haudenosaunee Nationals Photo)

By Sam Laskaris Writer Plenty of new shiny bling is in the Six Nations community now. That’s because the Haudenosaunee club that captured the bronze medal at the world men’s field lacrosse tournament included numerous individuals who are either Six Nations members or living here now. The Haudenosaunee team defeated Australia 11-6 at the world tourney, which concluded on Saturday in San Diego, Calif. The Haudenosaunee entry had its gold-medal aspirations come to an end last Thursday when it was downed 12-7 by Canada in its semi-final contest. The United States captured the gold medal by defeating Canada 10-7 in Saturday’s championship final. Six Nations’ Darcy Powless served as the general manager of the Haudenosaunee squad while another local member, Vince Longboat, was one of the assistant coaches for the…

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