World Lacrosse Announces Dates for 2022 Women's World Championship


Sarah Bullard, four-time world champion, leads the United States out at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2017 World Lacrosse Women's World Championship. US Lacrosse will host the 2022 world championship from June 29-July 9 at Towson University.

World Lacrosse announced today the new dates for the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship, which now will be held June 29-July 9, 2022 in Towson, Md. on the campus of Towson University. As many as 30 national teams are expected to compete in the event.

The dates were confirmed by a unanimous vote of the World Lacrosse Board of Directors during its monthly meeting today.

The World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship was originally scheduled for July 2021, but with the safety of athletes as its overriding consideration, and given the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic and the impact on team training and travel, along with feedback from its member-National Governing Bodies, World Lacrosse made the decision last month to postpone the championship by one year to 2022.

World Lacrosse expects to confirm the revised dates for the 2022 Men’s U21 World Championship in the next 60 days.

“This is welcome good news for athletes and the wider World Lacrosse family as we begin the new year,” said World Lacrosse President Sue Redfern. “In particular, we would like to thank our host National Governing Body, US Lacrosse, and our host venue, Towson University, for their continued support and partnership in making certain athletes from around the world will have the opportunity to represent their nation at the highest level of World Championship competition in 2022.”

The summer of 2022 will be busy for international lacrosse. In addition to the World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship and Men’s U21 World Championship, The World Games 2022 will be held in Birmingham, Alabama USA, July 7-17 — though the women’s lacrosse competition will begin July 12, three days after the conclusion of the Women’s World Championship

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