2021 FIL Women's World Cup

FEB 14, 2018 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

United States to host 2021 FIL Women’s World Cup at Towson University

NEW YORK—The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has announced that US Lacrosse will host the 2021 FIL Women’s World Cup from July 7-17, 2021. The event will be held at Towson University in Towson, Md.

 

"On behalf of the FIL board and our 60 member nations, I would like to congratulate US Lacrosse on their winning bid to host the 2021 FIL Women’s World Cup at Towson University."

Sue Redfern, FIL president

The Women’s World Cup is the major international championship for women’s lacrosse and features the top female lacrosse players in the world, representing up to 30 countries.

 

The Women’s World Cup started in 1982 as an international lacrosse tournament conducted every four years. The lone exception was in 1989 when there was a three-year year span between tournaments. The first world cup was hosted in Nottingham, England.

In 2017, the United States won the FIL Women’s World Cup by defeating Canada, 10-5, in Guildford, England. The United States has won eight of the 10 women’s world cup events. Australia won the other two women’s world cups in 1986 and 2005.

 

US Lacrosse is honored to host the world cup for the Federation of International Lacrosse in 2021,” said US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen.

“The opportunity to showcase the world’s best players is a privilege, and we look forward to presenting the best of our sport to what promises to be record attendance and unprecedented media attention.”

Steve Stenersen, US Lacrosse CEO and FIL vice president

Sue Redfern, FIL president, was enthusiastic about the selection. “On behalf of the FIL board and our 60 member nations, I would like to congratulate US Lacrosse on their winning bid to host the 2021 FIL Women’s World Cup at Towson University,” she said. “FIL is confident that US Lacrosse will stage a memorable and successful tournament as they did with the 2014 FIL Men’s World Championships and will continue to reach new heights in generating media, public interest and television coverage for this great event.”

The United States, which has won the last three FIL Women’s World Cups, is presently No. 1 in the FIL women’s world rankings. The remaining top five ranked countries, which are also expected to attend, include: 2. Canada; 3. England; 4. Australia; and 5. Scotland.

The Women’s Lacrosse World Cup was conducted by the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse until 2007, when both the men’s (International Lacrosse Federation) and women’s lacrosse governing bodies merged to form the Federation of International Lacrosse, the current governing organization.

 

 

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