The 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s Championship is set for June 29 to July 10 at Towson University in Maryland, USA, with USA Lacrosse as the hosts.
The United States will be looking to claim their fourth straight title and ninth overall, but first on home soil. This is their third time hosting the event, after claiming the silver medal in 1986 (Philadelphia) and 2005 (Annapolis).
The opening game on Wednesday, June 29, features a rematch of the 2017 gold medal match between Canada and USA, when USA claimed a 10-5 win in Surrey, England. The contest is set for 7 p.m. and will air on ESPN2. Fans can find information on tickets, live stats, and streaming here.
The United States have not lost at a women’s championship since the final of 2005, winning 22 matches in a row in the event. They are 12-0 against Canada in the competition, dating back to 1982.
Canada went 6-0 against non-USA opposition at the 2017 event and returns two players from the All-World team in Dana Dobbie and Erica Evans.
USA star, Kayla Treanor, who was named to the All-World team in 2017, is the head coach of Syracuse and will face two of the student-athletes she coaches in Madalyn Baxter and Bianca Chevarie, who are suiting up for Canada.
North Carolina, who just claimed the 2022 NCAA Championship to cap off a 22-0 season, boasts a trio of teammates and an assistant coach who will share the field on Wednesday. Brooklyn Walker-Welch will suit up for Canada while All-Americans Ally Mastroianni and Emma Trenchard will be joined by their assistant coach Emily Parros on the USA squad. The Tar Heels’ head coach, Jenny Levy, is also the head coach of Team USA.
Levy will face off against a fellow ACC coach in Scott Teeter, who helms the Louisville program and led Canada to their silver medal in 2017. The Tar Heels defeated the Cardinals 21-8 in the collegiate regular season in March.