PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO - One year from today, the city of Peterborough will be humming with at least 21 visiting lacrosse teams from six continents, as the under-19 World Women’s Lacrosse Championship begins.
Eleven years after hosting the wildly successful world women’s field lacrosse championship, the same team of volunteers will host the same event — but with more than twice as many teams — in Peterborough in 2019.
The 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s Lacrosse World Championship has confirmed 21 teams so far with three others still to confirm. The following countries have committed to the Peterborough-based tournament: Canada, the United States, Australia, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, England, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Germany, Wales, Haudenosaunee, Ireland, Scotland, Chinese Taipei, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Korea.
Canada is the defending World champion, with Peterborough players Erica Evans and Jocelyne Lemay earning gold medals with the team in 2015.
“The pride when you put on that jersey, step on the field and hear your national anthem is so humbling,” Evans says. “Being able to play at the FIL level is an incredible opportunity to play against the best in the world at that age group. The atmosphere and competition is unforgettable.”
“The World Cup was such an amazing experience for me,” Lemay recalls. “I am so honoured to have been able to represent my country with such a great group of girls