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FOUNDERS

Johnny Mouradian and Fr. Shnork Souin have been dreaming of bringing lacrosse to Armenia for 30 years!

Johnny Mouradian Team Canada Coach

Johnny Mouradian

National Lacrosse League and Team Canada Hall of Famer

Father Shnorhk Souin, Armenian Priest

Fr. Shnork Souin

Priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the United States

Mher Saribekyan

Mher Saribekyan

Digital Manager and Technical Coordinator

Johnny Mouradian

Johnny Mourdian is the co-founder of the Armenian Lacrosse Federation and the main driving force to bringing the sport of lacrosse to Armenia. 

Johnny has a vast amount of acrosse experience across all ages and sport levels from middle and high school to college, professional and national teams in both field and box lacrosse.  

National Lacrosse League

In various roles as an executive, GM, and owner.

Johnny has won nine Professional World Championships:

  • Buffalo Bandits in 1992, 1993, and 1996
  • Toronto Rock in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2005;
  • Washington Stealth 2010.

As General Manager, he holds the record with five NLL Championships, three with the Buffalo Bandits and two with the Toronto Rock.

International Box Lacrosse

Johnny held postions as General Manager, Chairman and Program Director of the Canadian National Indoor Program. During his leadership, the Team Canada had a 23 – 0 record at World Championships, winning four gold medals in 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015. 

International Field Lacrosse

Played on the 1974 (Melbourne, Australia) and 1978 (Manchester, England) Canadian National Field Lacrosse Teams. In 1978 Team Canada captured the gold medal. Johnny was an assistant coach on four Canadian National Field Lacrosse Teams that participated at the World Championships; 1982 Baltimore (Bronze), 1986 Toronto (Silver), 1990 Perth (Silver), and 1998 Baltimore (Silver).

In 2010, he was the GM of Team Canada winning silver at the World Field Championships at Manchester, England.

Fr. Shnork Souin

Fr. Shnork Souin is a Co-founder of the Armenian Lacrosse Federation, a priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church, a hockey player and a lacrosse enthusiast.  Fr. Shnork is one of the dreamers working to bring the “Creator’s Game” to the “Creator’s Land” in Armenia. 

Mher Saribekyan

Mher Saribekyan is a Co-founder of the Armenian Lacrosse Federation and the Technical Coordinator & Digital Products Manager for the Armenian Lacrosse Federation.  

He also acts as a liaison between the US and Armenia. 

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