Scott Neiss is helping Israel stick it to the international competition -on the lacrosse field.

On Thursday, the Israeli men's national team opened its international tournamenscott neissxt play with an 11-8 victory over Slovakia as part of the European Lacrosse Championship in Amsterdam.

The team also notched a 13-4 win over France Friday and faces two more opponents in the preliminary round this weekend. Neiss, a 27-year-old sports management whiz with more than eight years of lacrosse management experience, laid the foundation for an Israeli national program two years ago while on a Birthright trip.

Neiss began plotting the program while sneaking away from the program to meet with prospective business partners.