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Towson University hosting largest women's championship in World Lacrosse history

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Jun 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-30 05:37:02-04

TOWSON, Md.  — The World Lacrosse Women's Championship is set to place at Towson University, where 29 nations will compete at the highest level of the sport.

The event is hosted by USA Lacrosse from June 29 to July 9.

It's also deemed as the largest world championship in World Lacrosse history, with more than 500 athletes set to compete.

The field has increased by five teams since the last women's championship in 2017.

The top five ranked teams, United States, Canada, England, Australia and Scotland, are all in pool A.

There were supposed to be 30 countries represented in this year's tournament, but the Ugandan national team is unable to attend due to visa issues.

Uganda would've been the first African nation to compete in the tournament. They still have a tent set up at Towson University with merchandise available.

112 of the 117 matches will be carried through ESPN networks, with six games airing on either ESPN2 or ESPNU.

This also marks the first time the the Championship will have linear distribution in the United States, outside of the championship game in 2005.

The first game begins today at 7pm, with a rematch of the 2017 gold medal game between USA and Canada at Unitas Stadium.

The contest will be televised on ESPN2 and around the world via the network's international partners.

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The United States will be looking to claim its fourth straight title and ninth overall, but first on home soil.

Tickets to the 2022 Women's World Lacrosse Championship can be bought here.