Haudenosaunee squad takes on the world in San Diego

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 3:08pm


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The Haudenosaunee men's field lacrosse squad is in San Diego preparing for its first game at the world championships on Friday.
By Sam Laskaris, Windspeaker.com

The Haudenosaunee club competing at the 2023 world men’s field lacrosse championships will once again be looking to capture some hardware.

This year’s world tournament, which features 30 participating clubs, began on June 21 and continues until July 1 in San Diego, Calif.

This marks the 14th time the world tourney, first staged in 1967, has been held. This will be the seventh time, however, the Haudenosaunee side has competed in the event.

No doubt it will be looking to improve upon its bronze-medal finishes from the last two tournaments that took place.

The Haudenosaunee team earned its first ever medal at the tourney at the 2014 event in Denver, Colorado. It also finished third at the 2018 championship in Israel.

As for this year’s tournament, the Haudenosaunee entry is one of five clubs participating in the highest-calibre A division.

This grouping also includes the defending tournament champion United States, Canada, England and Australia.

Though the event began on Wednesday, the Haudenosaunee squad was off for the first two days. The club’s first game is scheduled for Friday, June 23 versus England at 4 p.m. Pacific Time.

The other Haudenosaunee round-robin games are set for June 24 versus the U.S., June 25 against Canada and June 26 against Australia.