The Women’s World Cup started in 1982 as an international lacrosse tournament conducted every four years. The lone exception was in 1989 when there was a three-year year span between tournaments. The first world cup was hosted in Nottingham, England.
Towson University is well prepared for this tournament as they hosted both the 2003 Men’s and Womens’s U19 Lacrosse World Championships. Towson University’s Unitas Stadium has a turf infield, lighting and seating for 11,198. Opening ceremonies, quarterfinals, semifinals and the championship final will be played there. Additional turf fields on campus will feature preliminary games.
Sue Redfern, FIL president, was enthusiastic about the selection. “On behalf of the FIL board and our 60 member nations, I would like to congratulate US Lacrosse on their winning bid to host the 2021 FIL Women’s World Cup at Towson University,” she said. “FIL is confident that US Lacrosse will stage a memorable and successful tournament as they did with the 2014 FIL Men’s World Championships and will continue to reach new heights in generating media, public interest and television coverage for this great event.”
The United States, which has won the last three FIL Women’s World Cups, is presently No. 1 in the FIL women’s world rankings. The remaining top five ranked countries, which are also expected to attend, include: 2. Canada; 3. England; 4. Australia; and 5. Scotland.
The Women’s Lacrosse World Cup was conducted by the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse until 2007, when both the men’s (International Lacrosse Federation) and women’s lacrosse governing bodies merged to form the Federation of International Lacrosse, the current governing organization
FIL Women’s World Cup Championship Results