Athletes Unlimited is heading to the nation’s capital.
Following the success of their softball and volleyball seasons, the league announced the location for its inaugural lacrosse season Wednesday in a video posted on Instagram:
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The league will be heading to Maureen Hendricks Field in Boyds, Maryland where competition will take place from July 12 until August 22.
The league will also host more than 600 elite middle and high school players as part of a three-day National Summit. Held July 26-28th the Summit will offer “advanced training and competition by players and top coaches.”
“Athletes Unlimited is thrilled to host our inaugural lacrosse season and Athletes Unlimited Futures National Summit featuring the sports future stars near our nation’s capital this summer,” said Jon Patricof, Co-Founder and CEO of Athletes Unlimited, in a press release. “We look forward to showcasing the biggest names in lacrosse for our fans in the DC metro area and around the world.”
Currently, 13 U.S. National Team Players are confirmed to compete in the league, including Meg Douty, Taylor Cummings and Kayla Treanor. Teams will be formed similar to both the softball and volleyball seasons, with a draft being held each week to determine teams.
“We are excited to be competing in the mid-Atlantic region which has such a rich history in lacrosse,” said Cummings.
Broadcast networks and streaming partners are to be announced in coming weeks. Previous partners include CBS, ESPN and FOX Sports.