In a few weeks two former Bobcats will compete on the biggest stage the sport of lacrosse has to offer, the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. Matt Gilray ’14 will play for the Canadian National Team while Alex Weiss ’16 will suit up for Team Germany. The tournament takes place from July 11- 21 in Netanya, Israel, with teams from all over the world competing.
Gilray, a native of Oshawa, Ontario, arrived to Brewster as a sophomore and helped the Bobcats to three straight Lakes Region League titles. As a senior Matt captained a team that finished their season ranked 21st in the country while he earned US Lacrosse All-American honors as a long stick midfielder. After a stellar prep career, Gilray moved on to Bucknell University where he was a four-year starter, a three-time All-Patriot League Selection, and a two-year captain for the Bison. In his senior season, Gilray helped Bucknell to a top 20 national ranking (16th) to finish out his brilliant college career. After the world championships, Matt will head west to California where he will be a graduate assistant for the Whittier College lacrosse program while pursuing a master’s in education.
Weiss, a Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, resident, was a four-year student at Brewster and a three-year member of the Brewster varsity program. He was a member of the 2014 team with Gilray and helped the Bobcats to another league title in 2015. Weiss served as captain for the Bobcats in his senior year and was named a Lakes Region League All-Star. Upon graduation Alex did a postgraduate year at Westminster School in Connecticut where he earned All-Founders League honors before heading off to Sacred Heart University where he is a midfielder for the Pioneers. As a freshman at Sacred Heart, Alex was a contributor at both midfield and attack and will return in the fall for his sophomore campaign.
“Having two alums from our program play in this event is incredible for our program but also for Matt and Alex,” noted Brewster’s head coach Jason Ouellet. “They both are deserving of this honor and I hope they just enjoy the experience of playing in the sport’s most premier tournament. Bobcat Nation is proud of these two and will follow the event in the coming weeks!”