Canada will be busy with international lax events this summer. Both the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships and U19 Women’s Lacrosse Championships will be held in Lumberjack Country. Fitting for a country whose national summer sport is the Creator’s game. The U19 Women’s Lacrosse Championships will be held in Peterborough, Ontario from August 1-10 as an official World Lacrosse event.
There are 23 teams that are confirmed for the event, up from 15 in 2015. This will be the largest U19 Women’s Lacrosse Championships event ever. Kenya, Hong Kong, Jamaica and China are the amongst the nations competing in this event for the first time.
Here’s the complete list of confirmed participants at the 2019 championships:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Republic of Korea
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- Chinese Taipei
- United States of America
In 2015, every final placement game was within a four-goal margin of difference. The tournament was capped-off with an exciting 9-8 victory for Team Canada over Team USA that ended a run of four-consecutive world titles for the United States. It was Team USA’s first loss of the 2015 U19 Women’s Lacrosse Championships.
2015 U19 Women’s Lacrosse Championship Highlights: USA v. Canada
According to mayor of the city of Peterborough, Daryl Bennett, in a World Lacrosse press release, “Hosting the Women’s Lacrosse World Championship is an exceptional opportunity for our community to showcase its remarkable spirit and offerings as a region to an international audience.”
Bennett continued, “I know the residents of Peterborough will once again show up to cheer on these elite athletes from around the world. Peterborough is able to host this premier event because of the inspiring level of talent and volunteerism that we have in our community.”
Increased competition, parity and depth of talent will be on full display for the 2019 edition of the U19 World Lacrosse Championships.