The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) recently announced the professional Women’s lacrosse exhibition, The Unleashed All-Star Game, powered by Ticketmaster. It will be held at The St. James in Springfield, Virgina, February 17, 2024.
The Unleashed All-Star Game, set for 3:30 pm EST, promises a thrilling spectacle. It precedes the final games of the PLL Championship Series, ensuring a day packed with top-tier lacrosse action. Fans can anticipate a fusion of skill, strategy, and speed, making it an unforgettable experience.
A Showcase of Talent
The Unleashed All-Star Game is poised to feature the crème de la crème of North American women’s lacrosse talent. In this unique exhibition, teams from the North and South will compete in the Olympic Sixes format, a fast-paced, dynamic style that emphasizes skill and agility. The game is set to air on ESPN+ which will undoubtedly expand the sport’s reach and visibility.
The game will feature icons of the sport, such as Dana Dobbie, Charlotte North, Lizzie Colson, and Grace Griffin, who not only represent the pinnacle of lacrosse talent but are also ambassadors of the sport.
The Driving Force Behind the Game
The brains behind this initiative, Paul Rabil, Co-Founder and President of the PLL, has been instrumental in promoting women’s lacrosse. From hosting the first women’s professional exhibition in Japan in 2019 to this upcoming All-Star game, Rabil’s efforts have been central to providing opportunities for female athletes.
Unleashed Women’s Lacrosse not only organizes premier training events nationwide but also sponsors teams for international exhibitions. This initiative is crucial in nurturing the next generation of women’s lacrosse talent and ensuring the sport’s continuous growth and evolution.
The Olympic Sixes format, a recent addition to the lacrosse world, is a game-changer. Its fast-paced, high-scoring nature is not just entertaining for fans but also challenges the players to adapt and excel in a different style of play. This format is a testament to lacrosse’s evolving nature and its ability to captivate a broader audience.
The Unleashed All-Star Game is a landmark event in the history of women’s lacrosse. It signifies progress, not just in terms of the sport but in the broader context of women’s empowerment in athletics. This game is set to be a beacon of inspiration, showcasing the exceptional talent of women athletes and setting the stage for future developments in women’s sports.