Lacrosse at the 2022 World Games
The lacrosse competition at the 2022 World Games took place at PNC Field on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The men's tournament was held as an invitational event from July 8 to July 12, and the women's tournament was played as official event from July 12 to July 16. This was the first time, both men's and women's field lacrosse was played in a six-a-side format at the World Games.
Qualification for the men's tournament was based primarily on final placement at the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship. The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) team were initially disqualified as the Haudenosaunee does not have a National Olympic Committee. This disqualification was ultimately overturned, and Ireland vacated their place in the tournament to allow the Haudenosaunee to compete at the World Games. This was significant as lacrosse was invented by Indigenous nations including the Iroquois or Haudenosaunee peoples.
For the women's tournament, the 2021 World Lacrosse Women's World Championship was supposed to be the basis for qualification; however. this tournament was postponed. Like their men's counterpart, the Haudenosaunee women's national lacrosse team qualified.
|Men's teams||Women's teams|
|Country||Team members||Country||Team members||Country||Team members|
|Men's tournament||Canada|| Wesley Berg
|United States|| Matt Brandau
|Japan|| Yuki Fukushima|
|Women's tournament||Canada|| Madalyn Baxter
|United States|| Madison Ahern
|Australia|| Tegan Brown|
- Wikipedia contributors. (July 11, 2022). Lacrosse at the 2022 World Games. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved, July 11, 2022
- The World Games. Lacrosse Full Results.