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US Lacrosse Coronavirus Concerns Lead To Event Postponements; Cancellations

Update (7:00 p.m. ET, March 13, 2020): US Lacrosse published a tweet that stated that all eligible WCLA players would receive an additional year of eligibility. That tweet has been added to the body of this story.

US Lacrosse has announced it will postpone all scheduled events through April 5 due to the potential effects of the coronavirus.

Nation’s Governing Body Postpones All Scheduled Events Through April 5 Due To Potential Effects Of Coronavirus

What This Affects

Two national events — the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships in Round Rock, Texas and the US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament in Bel Air, Maryland — will be canceled. Most of the WCLA has already ceased regular games with other teams having canceled their seasons entirely. This has been another announcement in the wave of sports organizations canceling or postponing their seasons, beginning with Amherst on Tuesday and continuing with the Ivy League, Patriot League, National Lacrosse League and other non-lacrosse sports groups like the NBA.

The Women’s National Tournament wasn’t scheduled until late May, but fast-approaching tryouts currently have an inability to be conducted given the current situation with the effects of the coronavirus that is spreading throughout lacrosse, the sport industry and around the world, meaning that the tournament will be canceled.

Additional events will also be postponed, including the US Lacrosse Coach Development Program instructional clinics, the TryLax events, the Sankofa clinics and the player evaluations for the National Team Development Program.

All postponed events are intended to be rescheduled and registrants for postponed events will be able to transfer their registration to a rescheduled event or request a refund.

Eligible WCLA Players Granted Additional Year Of Eligibility

Official Announcement

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