Women’s Lacrosse News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Media Contact: Darryl Seibel Email: firstname.lastname@example.org February 13, 2019 New York, NY – The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has announced the selection of the following On Field and Off Field Officials for the FIL 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2018 The German Lacrosse Association will be hosting and live streaming the U16 Boys and Girls Lacrosse National Championships, June 16-17, 2018. The Final Four games for each [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BANGKOK - It has been announced that Lacrosse will once again appear in the World Games. At the International World Games Association’s (IWGA) General Assembly during the SportAccord summit in Bangkok, Thailand, [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 [...]
Women’s History and Results
Women’s World Cup
The International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) was formed in 1972 to promote and develop the game of women’s lacrosse throughout the world. Inaugural members were Australia, England, Scotland, Wales and the United States. The number of member countries has grown rapidly as lacrosse popularity has spread.
The IFWLA World Cup started in 1982 as an international lacrosse tournament that is held every four years, except in 1989 when it had only been three years since the 1986 IFWLA World Championship. The first World Cup was hosted in Nottingham, England. The United States team has won every World Cup except 1986 and 2005 where it finished second behind Australia.
In 2007 the IFWLA merged with their men’s lacrosse counterpart, the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF), to form the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) – the current governing body of international lacrosse championships.
In the latest event, Team USA made it three straight gold medals and eight overall when it defeated Canada 10-5 at the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England.
The 2021 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Championship will be held in Towson, Maryland, United States at Towson University.
|2013||USA||Canada||19-5||Oshawa, Ont., Canada|
|2009||USA||Australia||8-7||Prague, Czech Republic|
|2005||Australia||USA||14-7||Annapolis, Md., USA|
|1997||USA||Australia||3-2 SV OT¹||Tokyo, Japan|
|1989||USA||England||6-5 SV OT¹||Perth, Australia|
|1986||Australia||USA||10-7||Philadelphia, Pa., USA|
|1982||USA||Australia||10-7 ET²||Nottingham, England|
|¹ Sudden victory overtime (first goal scored in overtime is the game winner).
² In 1982, the first ever International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) championship took place in England with the USA defeating Australia in extra time (three additional minutes each way/straight change of ends. If after extra time the score is still tied, then three-minute halves are played on sudden victory basis [fist goal wins]).
2017 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
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Women’s U19 World Championship
The International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) held its first U-19 World Championship in 1995. Australia defeated the United States 5-4 in Haverford, Pennsylvania.
The U.S. then beat Australia in four straight finals since then. In 1999, the U.S. defeated the Aussies 15-8 on their home turf in Perth. They doubled-up on Australia in 2003, this time winning the championship 21-8 in Baltimore, Maryland. The U.S. women made it three straight golds in 2007 by defeating Australia 18-3 in Peterborough, Canada. The U.S. won its fourth gold in a row in 2011 in Hannover, Germany edging their Aussie rivals 14-12.
In the latest U19 Women’s Championship in July of 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland many new story lines emerged:
- Canada Golden, U.S. settles for Silver. After losing to the U.S. in the first game of pool play, Canada won seven straight games — including an impressive 17-3 win over Australia in the Semifinals, and a 9-8 victory over the U.S. to win the Gold.
- England wins historic bronze. England built a 9-3 lead early in the second before the Aussies roared back with a furious 6-1 rally to bring it to within one goal, 10-9, with 1:30 left. England held the Aussies scoreless through the final minute and thirty to preserve a 10-9 win for the bronze.
- Australia does not medal. For the first time in the history of the tournament, Australia did not play for the gold and finished out of the medals in fourth place after being upset by England in the bronze medal game.
- New Zealand finishes in 5th. The Kiwis surprised everyone with a 10-8 victory over Japan for 5th place. Previous finishes for New Zealand were 10th in 2007 and 11th in 2011.
The host nation and location for the 2019 Women’s U19 Championship event will be determined in late 2015.
|2007||USA||Australia||18-3||Peterborough, Ont., Canada|
|2003||USA||Australia||21-8||Baltimore, Md., USA|
|1995||Australia||USA||5-4||Haverford, Pa., USA|
2015 U19 WOMEN’SWORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
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Manufacturer’s Crosse Specifications
Mixed Field Rules
2019 U19 Women’s World Championship
Policies & Protocols
Unified Field Dimensions and Markings
Summary of changes
A summary of these changes is as follows, with more detail provided in the attached documents below under “Alternative measurements for existing WOMENS’s facilities.”
- Size of field reduced from 120m x 60m to 110m x 60m
- Restraining line reduced from 27m to 25m
- Space behind goal reduced from 15m to 12m
- Team bench area reduced from 28m to 18.5m
Alternative measurements for existing WOMEN’S facilities
FIL has developed a set of measurements for existing WOMEN’S fields. These are for the following size pitches: