Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix for Friday, June 24

Sue Sofarnos with her daughter Haley (background) while coaching Victoria against Western Australia in the 2019 senior national championships. Photo by Lacrosse Pix.


Good morning. Here's the latest from the lacrosse world:

1. Australia will be inspired to honor a legend at the world championship.

Former Australia player and coach Sue “Melli” Sofarnos died suddenly in 2020. Her daughter, Hayley, who tore her ACL just ahead of the 2017 world championship, will wear the green and gold for Australia next week when the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s Championship at Towson University.

2. Laura Warren will play in her sixth world championship. Jamaica, it’s first.

Former Maryland player Laura Warren will lead Wales in 2022 – her sixth appearance in the world championship. Meanwhile, Howard head coach Karen Healy-Silcott will serve as a player-coach for Jamaica’s first appearance.

3. Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

USA Lacrosse’s Caitlin Kelley shares her personal reflections on the passage of the landmark legislation.

4. A record-breaking television showing for the PLL.

Saturday’s Premier Lacrosse League game between the Archers and Cannons set a record for the most-watched outdoor professional lacrosse game on television.

5. The schedule is set for the U.S. Men’s U21 team.

World Lacrosse released the schedule for the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 Championship, set to take place in Limerick, Ireland in August.







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WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

USA Lacrosse CEO Marc Riccio joined Yahoo Finance to talk about the growth of the sport.

WHAT’S ON TAP

The Redwoods and Whipsnakes kick of the PLL weekend at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field with a game on ESPN2 tonight at 6:30 p.m. The full weekend PLL schedule is available on our TV listings page.

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